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Samsung ships 2.5-inch 500GB hard drive

updated 04:30 pm EST, Tue March 4, 2008

Samsung 2.5-inch 500GB HDD

South Korea's Samsung has announced the release of a new hard drive, what it is calling the world's first 2.5-inch hard drive to reach a 500GB capacity. Although it fits into the standard 0.37-inch vertical space reserved for notebook disks, it nevertheless uses three stacked 167GB platters, spinning at 5,400rpm. An 8MB buffer is present, and it interfaces with systems using a 3Gbps SATA connection. Pricing is $299.



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  1. WiseWeasel

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    9.5mm?

    So 0.37 inches * 2.54 cm/in = 0.94cm or under 9.5mm. If this is true, and despite the fact that the drive has three platters, it should be able to fit into a MacBook Pro, which is limited to 9.5mm height drives, versus the more common 12.5mm drives. I wish MacNN could just give us the height in mm when they announce these new drives. Who the heck cares how many *inches* it is?

  1. Guest

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    I want one!

    Will this fit into a MBP?

  1. Eriamjh

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    I got 9.3mm, too..

    It should fit ANY Macbook or MBP ('cept the air, of course).

  1. zaghahzag

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    yeah it should fit

    that's the whole point of saying that it's the small size. it will fit. This is what i've been waiting for. From 160->500 is a huge step up. I can't wait.

  1. zaghahzag

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    Joined: Aug 2006

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    i love it

    when a company announces a new product and they forget to update their fricking website. WTF.

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