Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

Summary: Samsung is raising the bar on notebook computers with the integration of dual 500GB hard drives.

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Samsung is raising the bar on notebook computers with the integration of dual 500GB hard drives.

So far, 1TB of integrated hard drive space has been reserved for desktop computing. It's no surprise that laptops are reaching the point of needing 1TB of space.

Perhaps we should have already seen this awhile ago. Portable hard drives and cloud computing solutions have risen in popularity given how much multimedia (i.e. HD videos, photos, games, etc.) is downloaded and owned by the average consumer these days.

The Spinpoint M8 will support up to 1TB of storage space as it sports two 500GB platters running on a 3GBps SATA interface. It also measures 9.5mm (0.37 inches) in height, which means it should be "comfortably fit" in most portable computers.

Already set for mass production, the Spinpoint M8 itself will retail for $129.00. However, Samsung hasn't specified which devices we might see integrating this cutting edge hard drive.

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  • RE: Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

    No consumer actually needs a TB of space, it's just a luxury. If you have a TB worth of content on your drive, chances are you could offload a lot of that to externals and the like and not impact your day at all.
    Aerowind
    • RE: Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

      @Aerowind It's for those consumers who don't use externals. I'm pretty sure 90% don't.
      MSFTWorshipper
    • RE: Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

      @Aerowind

      For active storage? No. But think about it, with 1 TB of storage that easily enables data backup without the need for an external drive.
      The one and only, Cylon Centurion
  • RE: Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

    ASUS has been offering this for a years.
    mcmk
    • RE: Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

      @mcmk Asus doesn't make hard drives. This article mislead you by writing "s with the integration of dual 500GB hard drives" making you think Samsung was making a laptop with two hard drive bays, in which case you would be correct. What Samsung is doing is producing a single hard drive with two 500GB platters, which is something else entirely.
      jgm@...
      • RE: Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

        @jgm@... So I can have 2TB internal storage now? Bonus. Thanks for setting me straight.
        mcmk
  • RE: Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

    My MacBook Pro came with a custom 1-TB drive... no biggie about this news. I maxed out my RAM too to 8 Gigs. -zookat-
    deencatt@...
  • RE: Samsung brings 1TB of storage space to laptops

    1TB in a laptop would be nice to have. All of my laptop, desktop and external drives are at full capacity right now, lol.
    coolfast
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