Samsung Compact Flash Size Spinpoint A1 Hard Drives

Samsung’s Spinpoint A1 30GB and 40GB hard disk drives (HDD) are tiny. Real tiny. Tiny as in Compact Flash tiny. The new drives feature significantly higher storage capacity than conventional memory cards, high shock resistance, and low power consumption. The Spinpoint A1 HDDs are ideal for mobile consumer devices and will fit within the dimensions of the Compact Flash type II card form factor.

Samsung’s compact A1 hard drive measures only 42.8 x 36.4 x 5 mm in size. It delivers more than 3 times the capacity of 1-inch HDDs currently on the market while adding only 23% more volume. These powerful features make Samsung’s new A1 hard drives the ideal choice for advanced mobile devices that need a significant step up in storage capacity while still keeping size to a minimum.

Samsung’s A1 hard drive offers improved battery life and the highest available resistance to shock. Here’s another cool feature — Samsung’s proprietary free-fall sensor instantly detects that a fall is taking place and parks the head in a protective ramp before the impact in order to protect itself. The drive also employs Samsung’s rotational vibration sensor to protect the data from heavy vibrations in noisy environments.

Samsung’s A1 drive is offered with PATA/CEATA/USB interface options and features a 3600rpm rotation speed, a 2MB buffer memory, shock resistance of up to 650G, a two-second drive-ready time, and nearly inaudible acoustic noise.

Samsung’s A-Series is currently shipping with an MSRP of $199.

More info: Samsung Electronics