Samsung Electronics has announced the development of its SpinPoint MP1 hard drive series, which provides a storage density of 200GB at 7200-rpm on a 2.5-inch disk with SATA interface. The MP1 series is designed for enterprise applications such as workstations, RAID servers, and blade servers.
The SpinPoint MP1 series utilizes perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR), a Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface, and features native command queuing (NCQ). To protect the disk drive from vibration and shock, a rotary vibration controller (RVC) and an optional digital free-fall sensor (FFS) have been implemented, said Samsung.
The RVC technology, first applied to the SpinPoint MP1 series, prevents the head from leaving the track under severe vibration conditions, thereby reinforcing data reliability.
The SpinPoint MP1 series comes in 80/ 120/ 160/ 200GB capacities with a supporting 8/16MB cache memory. Mass production is scheduled for May, directly following sample availability earlier in the month.
Samsung SpinPoint MP1 HDD