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Seagate's Samsung HDD Division Ships World's Thinnest 2TB Storage Solution

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>High capacity and thin design hard drive gives customers the ideal solution for external and mobile applications</i> </p>

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Seagate's Samsung HDD Division Ships World's Thinnest 2TB Storage Solution

08:00 EST Wednesday, November 06, 2013

CUPERTINO, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced that its Samsung® HDD division is shipping the new 2.5-inch Spinpoint™ M9T, which at 9.5 mm thin is the world's thinnest 2TB hard drive. Offered in capacities of 1.5TB and 2TB, the Spinpoint M9T mobile drive gives OEMs, channel system integrators and consumers a thin, high-capacity storage solution ideal for external storage, notebook integration and upgrades, desktop, and gaming system applications.

Samsung Spinpoint M9T- 1.5 and 2TB capacity, 2.5 inch form factor, 9.5 mm thin (Photo: Business Wire ...

Samsung Spinpoint M9T- 1.5 and 2TB capacity, 2.5 inch form factor, 9.5 mm thin (Photo: Business Wire)

“The M9T combines the highest areal density shipping in a single storage device with an innovative design that fits into mainstream notebook applications. While other 2TB are solutions on the market are 15 mm thick, the vast majority of mobile devices are designed to use a 9.5 mm drive; with the M9T, those devices can now have 2TB of storage, enabling a richer computing experience,” said Dave Frankovich, senior product line manager, Samsung HDD.

“Samsung HDD with the new Spinpoint M9T continues to lead the effort in aerial density in a small form factor to supply our channel partners and customers with the highest-capacity and thinnest storage solution in the market,” said Doug DeHaan, general manager, Samsung HDD division. “With consumer demand for storage capacity continuing to grow in mobile applications, the M9T answers this demand and is positioned to fulfill capacity needs in virtually any application.”

Spinpoint M9T includes a SATA 6Gb/s interface and microactuation to ensure fast, consistent hard drive performance, along with NoiseGuard™ and SilentSeek™ technologies to deliver ultra-quiet operation.

Availability

The Spinpoint M9T hard drive is currently available in the Samsung Portable product line, which includes the M3 Portable and P3 Portable external drives, as well as with select partners. Learn more at http://samsunghdd.seagate.com.

About Seagate

Seagate is a worldwide leader in storage solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com. Follow Seagate on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and subscribe to our blog.

©2013 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, the Wave logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Samsung and the Samsung logo are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer's operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.

Seagate
Colette Jack, 408-658-1206
colette.d.jack@seagate.com

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