Samsung brings to market new 2.5-inch high-end Serial ATA hard disk drives targeted for today’s most demanding notebook and enterprise computing applications. Samsung’s latest drives, the M40S Series, are offered in three capacitates including the 40GB HM040HI ($ 80 Estimated Street Price) the 60GB HM060II ($ 100) and the 80GB HM080JI ($ 140). All three new drivers are currently shipping. Samsung’s latest 2.5-inch hard drive offerings feature Fluid Dynamic Bearing Spindle Motor Technology, ATA S.M.A.R.T. compliance, ATA Automatic Acoustic Management and ATA Streaming. To ensure the quietest drives in the industry, the M40S series utilize Samsung’s patented NoiseGuard™ and SilentSeek™ next generation technology.

Samsung Electronics Ltd., the worldwide digital consumer electronics and
information technology forerunner, brings to market new 2.5-inch high-end Serial
ATA hard disk drives targeted for today’s most demanding notebook and enterprise
computing applications. Samsung’s latest drives, the M40S Series, are offered in
three capacitates including the 40GB HM040HI ($ 80 Estimated Street Price) the
60GB HM060II ($ 100) and the 80GB HM080JI ($ 140). All three new drivers are
currently shipping.

“Samsung prides itself on being a technology leader and as one of the first
major manufacturers to offer Serial ATA technology in the 2.5-inch hard drive
format. Samsung continues to up the ante and provide consumers with a wide
variety of high-end storage solutions,” states Albert Kim, National Sales
Manager, Storage Systems for Samsung SSI. “The new M40S series gives enterprise
and home users alike the ability to use best-of-breed Samsung technology for
their corporate or mobile computing needs.”

Ideal for notebook PCs and for enterprise applications such as blade servers
that require small form factors with the benefits of Serial ATA technology, the
M40S Series drives feature 8MB of onboard data cache and high performance
5,400rpm spindle speed. All mobile drives offer outstanding throughput
performance and competitive power consumption rates. The new drives provide
outstanding reliability and industry-leading shock protection capability through
an advanced mechanical platform and robust cover design engineered to minimize
the intensity of external shock transmitted to the most critical components of
the drive.

The M40S Series features outstanding quality. Samsung invented a revolutionary
new latch mechanism that eliminates the unpleasant rattling noise of traditional
2.5-inch drives and significantly reduces the clicking noise generated when a
drive moves its heads on and off the disk according to the operating modes. The
drives use a Fluid Dynamic Bearing motor to achieve industry-leading operating
acoustic noise levels.

Samsung’s latest 2.5-inch hard drive offerings feature Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Spindle Motor Technology, ATA S.M.A.R.T. compliance, ATA Automatic Acoustic
Management and ATA Streaming. To ensure the quietest drives in the industry, the
M40S series utilize Samsung’s patented NoiseGuard™ and SilentSeek™ next
generation technology.