Samsung is making a splash yet again in the hard drive department. This time they bring not one, but four new 2.5 inch SATA HDDs. They are targeted at applications like laptops and enterprise computing that are particularly intensive.
Samsung claims that their new SpinPoint family of drives will be among the quietest 2.5-inchers on the market. They accomplish this using their new Hybrid Latch System, which eliminates the rattling and clicking you hear when a drive moves its head on and off the drive. It also uses a Fluid Dynamic Bearing motor which keeps the drive operating quietly.
There will be the M60 SATA in 100GB and 120GB sizes, costing $170 and $200 respectively and the M60 Series with 100GB for $150 and 120GB for $180. The SATA uses Serial ATA technology which allows for an unlimited number of drives in one system. All of the drives feature 8MB of onboard data cache and 5400rpm spindle speed.