|For those thinking that 5400 rpm is just too slow Samsung will make available its newest Spinpoint MP2 2.5" hard drive. Aimed at desktop replacement notebook PCs and entry-level enterprise applications the new Spinpoint has a capacity of 250GB through two 125GB platters and operates at 7200 rpm.
"As the capacity, performance, and stability features are comparable with those of 3.5” hard drives, Samsung’s 2.5” drive offers our customers a smaller form factor with a broad range of speed and density choices for advanced data storage,' said Andy Higginbotham, director of hard drive sales and marketing, Samsung Semiconductor.
In addition to its speed, the Spinpoint MP2 is equipped with 16MB of buffer memory, features a SATA II 3.0 Gbps interface and Native Command Queuing plus the SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies that ensure a quiet operation. The new 250GB drive will reach OEMs later this month but a price tag for it has not been announced.