Samsung announced a brand new hard drive for laptops, the Spinpoint M6 is the world’s first 2.5″ 500GB hard drive. The drive is a pretty fast performer as well with its 5400RPM spindle speed, 8MB of cache, and its 3.0Gbps SATA interface it is as fast as any other notebook drive (all of the 5400RPM ones that is). The drive also has an optional free-fall sensor.
Samsung also announced the industry’s fastest DVD burner. The WriteMaster SH-S223 will allow you to burn at up to 22x even on media that is rated 16x and at up to 12x on media that is rated at 8x. The drive will be able to write at 22x DVD+/-R, 12x DVD-RAM, 16x DVD+R Dual Layer, 12x DVD-R Dual Layer, 8x DVD+RW, and 6x DVD-RW. This drive is quite the speed demon, writing 4.7GB of data to a DVD+/-R disc can be done in approximately 4 minutes and 26 seconds.
Samsung is doing pretty well in the drive department.