Feeds

Samsung spins 128GB SSD

Half-a-terabyte laptop hard drive too

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

CES Samsung isn't the first manufacturer to take the wraps off a laptop-friendly 500GB hard drive - take a bow, Hitachi - but it did claim today to be the first to announce a 9.5mm-high unit. It also touted a 128GB solid-state drive for notebooks.

Samsung 500GB SpinPoint 2.5in HDD

Samsung's SpinPoint M6: half a terabyte

The SpinPoint M6 follows the standard 2.5in form-factor for notebook hard drives. It contains 8MB of cache, has a 3Gb/s SATA interface and is fitted with the now obligatory sudden-drop sensor. Some versions come with a second detector, this time for rotational vibration.

The 500GB Spinpoint M6 is expected to go on sale in March.

Samsung 128GB SSD

Samsung's 128GB SSD

The tightest Samsung could narrow down the availability of its 2.5in 128GB SSD was sometime before July. It did say the drive will use a 3Gb/s SATA interface and offer a write speed of 70MB/s – a record for this type of drive, it claimed.

The SSD reads data at 100MB/s. Samsung said it uses native command queuing and spread-spectrum clocking to add to its higher performance levels. The drive also features device/host-initiated power management for an “exceptionally low” power consumption level of 0.5W in active mode.

The company also claimed the drive will offer a mean time between failures (MTBF) of one million hours.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
The IT Crowd's internet in a box gets $240k of crowdcash for a cause
'Outernet' project proposes satellite-fuelled 'Lantern' WiFi library for remote areas
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Managing SSL certificates with ease
The lack of operational efficiencies and compliance pitfalls associated with poor SSL certificate management, and how the right SSL certificate management tool can help.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.