Samsung presents world’s thinnest external hard drives

Samsung presents world’s thinnest external hard drives

Samsung HDD has presented the new Samsung M3 Portable and Samsung P3 Portable external hard drives, which, according to the company, are the world’s lightest and thinnest external hard drives to offer 4 TB of capacity while being powered from a USB port.

“Previously only attainable in desktop or bulky multi-drive internal designs, we can now achieve a 4 TB capacity in a compact drive thanks to the latest Samsung HDD technology,” said Dave Klenske, director of product line management, Samsung HDD. “By going to a single drive solution, we can power the drive through just a USB connection while fitting it into a case that is only a 1/10 of an inch thicker than our 2 TB drive. They are the perfect lightweight drives for notebook computer owners who need to access media collections too large to fit on traditional internal storage options.”

The two new models measure just 0.78 inches (1.98 cm) thin and weigh only 8.3 ounces (235 grams), while being housed in sturdy 2.5-inch cases. The new hard drives run at USB 3.0 speeds and do not need any external power supplies. The secret behind the huge 4 TB of capacity is hidden in the new highest aerial density used in the drives, which allows the creation of 800 GB platters.

“The Spinpoint™ M10P 4 TB hard drive enables this innovation with the highest aerial density, 800 GB per disk in the world,” said Doug DeHaan, general manager, Samsung HDD division. “With consumer demand for external storage capacity continuing to grow, the P3 and M3 4 TB answer the increasing appetite for storage and are positioned to lead future capacity needs from the mobile market.”

The new Samsung external hard drives will be on the market in late June. No word on pricing as of now.

Source: Samsung HDD/Seagate

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