Monday, August 20, 2007

Samsung release 160GB 1.8" hard drive

tmcNet reports: [edited]

Samsung today announced that its new highest-capacity-yet 1.8" drive, smaller than a business card and providing 160 GB capacity at 4200 RPM. The Spinpoint N2 is the same size as the drives in larger capacity iPods, and has the capacity to store more than 40,000 MP3 files or 100 HD quality movies.


Teifion said...

Hang on, 100 HD quality movies? The drive itself uses the Industry measurement for storage space, so is actually less than 160GB, but for a moment we'll say it's 160GB.

100 HD Quality movies means each of those movies weighs in at only 1.6GB, now I've performed tests and found that ripping a normal DVD at DVD Quality and encoding it in H.264 format, Die Hard 3 weighs in at a hefty 2.29GB.

How do we fit 100 normal ones onto it, much less 100 HD ones?

brett jordan said...

hi teifion

thanks for the comment

i think the blurb i was quoting is using AVI/DIVX as the standard compression system... and using television HD (i.e. the 'lowest' definition of HD!) as the reference...

at this reckoning (basic HD AVI video files weigh in at about 400MB per hour) their estimation isn't so far off... however, the usual 'your mileage may vary' applies!

and anyway, who would want to watch a hi-def movie on an ipod anyways :-?