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Westan releases Samsungs new family of 2.5" "SpinPoint M" Hard Disk Drives

  • 19 May, 2004 17:25

<p>Westan Pty Ltd Samsung Electronics partner in Australia today announced the entry into mobile Hard Disk Drive (HDD) market with its first “SpinPoint M” series products. Samsung’s entry into the fastest growing market segment will be a welcome news to the mobile computer manufacturers who are recently mired in a shortage of 2.5 inch HDDs. Designed mainly for today’s mainstream and high-end notebook PCs, the “SpinPoint M “ series offers capacities ranging from 30GB up to 80GB. It also features 8MB of onboard data cache and high performance 5400rpm spin speed.</p>
<p>Mr. Tae-Jik Lee, V.P. of Strategic Marketing, Storage System Division at Samsung Electronics, comments: “As with growing momentum seen in the mobile computer market, Samsung has worked diligently to diversify its product line-up in order to gain market opportunity seen in this market. With the addition of this new line-up to our product family, we are making another step forward to our ultimate goal of being an industry leader, determined to serve existing and future customers better. Currently, to ensure a smooth adoption of our new mobile products into notebook PC systems, we are working closely with OEM companies.”</p>
<p>Product Key Features</p>
<p>Taking the full advantage of 5400rpm spin speed and 8MB buffer space, “SpinPoint M“ series mobile drives are designed to offer outstanding throughput performance while maintaining power consumption competitive to equivalent products existing today in the industry.</p>
<p>One of the other outstanding features of “SpinPoint M” series is its acoustic quality. Samsung invented a revolutionary new latch mechanism that not only eliminates the unpleasant rattling noise of the traditional 2.5inch drives but also significantly reduces the clicking noise generated when a drive moves its heads on and off the disk according to the operating modes. The drive uses Fluid Dynamic Bearing motor to achieve industry leading operating acoustic noise level.</p>
<p>“SpinPoint M “is also designed with reliability improvement in mind, advanced mechanical platform and the robust cover design are engineered to minimize the intensity of external shock transmitted to the most critical components of the drive providing industry leading shock
protection capability.</p>
<p>Samsung applied six sigma processes in both product development and manufacturing engineering stages to efficiently enhance the reliability of this new product. The outstanding features of “SpinPoint M” are the results of successful deployment of six sigma processes.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>Westan has limited stocks of the new “SpinPoint M” mobile drive series and can be contacted nationally by calling:</p>
<p>Victoria (03) 9541 8888
NSW (02) 9648 2060
QLD (07) 3840 3522
SA (08) 8351 6600
WA (08) 9445 9688</p>
<p>About Samsung Electronics</p>
<p>Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 64,000 people in 89 offices in 47 countries. The company is the world's largest producer of memory chips, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors, hard disk drive and VCRs. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Digital Media Network Business, Device Solution Network Business, Telecommunication Network Business and Digital Appliance Network Business.</p>
<p>For more information, please visit http:// www.samsung.com/</p>
<p>About Westan Pty Ltd</p>
<p>Westan Pty Ltd was established in 1989 as a distribution company specializing in components and peripherals for the information technology (IT) markets. The addition of a Communications Division in 2001 and a Storage Division in 2002 continue to grow Westan's future vision in the Australian market. In 2004 Westan continues to review our market in order to position ourselves for new emerging markets including AV &amp; Lifestyle. The Storage Division was renamed Systems and Storage in February 2003.</p>
<p>For more information, please visit http:// www.westan.com.au
Press contact: Philip Jackson National Marketing Director. email Pjackson@westan.com.au</p>

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