Samsung announced the release of some new hard drives within their P120 Series of drives. These drives run at a blazing 3.0 GB per second (Fastest porn ever). Samsung is also releasing these new speed hard drives in parallel and serial ata format. The drives should be coming in 200 GB and 250 GB. Prices will begin at $130 for the parallel ata 200 GB model and upwards depending on size and type.
Check out the full press release and spec sheet after the jump.
SAMSUNG INTRODUCES NEW 200GB AND 250GB PARALLEL AND SERIAL ATA WITH 3.0GB PER SECOND HARD DISK DRIVES
San Jose, CA September 7, 2005 Samsung Electronics Ltd., the worldwide digital consumer electronics and information technology forerunner, introduces four new hard disk drives with increased storage capacity to its award winning family. The new SpinPoint P120 Series hard drives include both Serial ATA with 3.0GB per second (Gbps) and Parallel ATA versions and are available with either a 200GB or a 250GB capacity. All four new drives are currently shipping.
The P120 Series of hard disc drives is the optimal storage solution for a variety of digital consumer electronics devices as well as desktop PC Systems. With its state-of-the-art capabilities, the P120 Series can handle massive media content such as movies, MP3 files, as well as everyday use applications.
With the introduction of the new P120 Series, Samsung is progressing with its commitment of being at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, states Albert Kim, National Sales Manager, Storage Systems for Samsung SSI. Samsung s new line continues to demonstrate the quality and reliability of our hard disk drive products made available to both enterprises and consumers alike.
For enterprises with demanding applications, Samsung s new SpinPoint P120 Serial ATA hard drives, the 200 GB SP2004C ($150 Estimated Street Price) and the 250GB SP2504C, ($170) feature 3.0GB Gbps I/O transaction capabilities, Serial ATA Native Command Queuing, Device Initiated SATA Power Management, Staggered Spin-up Support and an optional ATA Streaming Feature Set.
The 200GB SP2014N ($130) and the 250GB SP2514N ($150) feature an Ultra ATA-133 Interface, Fluid Dynamic Bearing Spindle Motor Technology, ATA Security Mode, ATA host Protected Area, and an ATA Streaming Feature. With the increased storage capacity and transfer rate, consumers will notice the faster speed of their PC.
Each of the four new Samsung SpinPoint 120 Series Serial ATA and Parallel ATA hard drives feature 100GB/125GB formatted capacity per disk, high-speed dual digital signal processor (DSP), ATA S.M.A.R.T. compliance, ATA Automatic Acoustic Management and ATA Streaming. All are equipped with a 7200-rpm spindle speed, and 8.9-millisecond average seek time and a 8MB cache buffer. Samsung offers the quietest drives in the industry that utilize its patented NoiseGuard and SilentSeek next generation technology.
For more information about Samsung s Hard Disk Drive products, visit http://www.samsung.com.
100GB/125GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk
Ultra ATA-133 Interface Support
Fluid Dynamic Bearing Spindle Motor Technology
High Speed Dual Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Based
ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant
ATA Security Mode Feature Set
ATA Host Protected Area Feature Set
ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature Set
ATA 48-bit Address Feature Set
ATA Streaming Feature Set
ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature Set
Interface UDMA133 2
Buffer DRAM Size 2 / 8 MB
Bytes per Sector 512
Read Seek Time (typ.)
Track to Track 0.8 ms
Average 8.9 ms
Full Stroke 18 ms
Average Latency 4.17 ms
Rotational Speed 3 7,200 RPM
Data Transfer Rate
Media to/from Buffer (max.) 973 Mbits/sec
Buffer to/from Host (max.) 133 Mbytes/sec
Drive Ready Time (typ.) 7 sec
Non-recoverable Read Error 1 sector in 1014 bits
MTBF 600,000 POH
Start/Stop Cycles (Ambient) 50,000
Component Design Life 5 years
ACOUSTICS (AVERAGE SOUND POWER) 4
Idle 2.5 Bel
Random Read/Write 2.8 Bel
Operating 0 ~ 60 C
Non-operating -40 ~ 70 C
Thermal Gradient (max.) 20 C/hr
Operating 5 ~ 90 %
Non-operating 5 ~ 95 %
Linear Shock (1/2 sine pulse)
Operating, 2ms 63 G
Non-operating, 2ms 350 G
Vibration (swept sine, 0.25 octave per minute)
5 ~ 21 Hz 0.034 (double amplitude)
21 ~ 300 Hz 1.5 Go-p
5 ~ 21 Hz 0.195 (double amplitude)
21 ~ 500 Hz 8 Go-p
Altitude (relative to sea level)
Operating -1,000 to 10,000 feet
Non-operating -1,000 to 40,000 feet
Voltage +5V 5%, +12V 10%
Spin Up Current (max.) 650 / 1900 mA
Seek 5 (typ.) 9.0 W
Read/Write On-Track (typ.) 7.5 W
Normal(typ.) 7.0 W
Idle (typ.) 7.0 W
Standby (typ.) 0.5 W
Sleep (typ.) 0.4 W
Height 1 in
Width 4 in
Depth 5.75 in
Weight 1.44 lb
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
1 1MB=1,000,000 Bytes 1GB=1,000,000,000 Bytes.
2 Backward compatible with UDMA 33/66/100.
Factory default UDMA100 unless customer request.
3 7,200 RPM class. Actual speed can be different a little.
4 Averaged value with a high performance cover.
5 Random seek with 30% duty cycle.