Samsung Intros 250GB Spinpoint N3U HDD

"The computing world is slowly leaning towards SSDs, but Samsung has bucked the trend to introduce a 1.8in hard drive."

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Samsung Intros 250GB Spinpoint N3U HDD
 
The new Samsung Spinpoint N3U 1.8in HDDThe computing world is slowly leaning towards SSDs, but Samsung has bucked the trend to introduce a 1.8in hard drive. The smaller-than-traditional HDD comes with a decent 250GB storage capacity.
 
Samsung has been a pioneer in the 1.8in HDD business, but recent rumours hinted that the hard disk manufacturer has plans of abandoning these smaller HDDs in favour of solid-state drives. The new Spinpoint N3U however, puts these rumours to rest.
 
Equipped with a USB connector instead of the traditional parallel ATA or SATA, the N3U is designed primarily for external hard drives like Samsung’s own S1 mini range. This does not exclude the fact that it would be equally attractive to manufacturers of devices such as netbooks and music players.
 
With up to 40% lower power consumption than a 2.5in HDD of the same capacity, the Spinpoint N3U holds a lot of appeal for netbook manufacturers as it would allow them to extend battery life on their devices. On the flip side of course is the 3600rpm speed of the new drive, which limits its usage only to netbooks; notebooks would not be able to use it as these require a higher speed drive.
 
Other models in the N3U range include 120GB, 160GB and 200GB drives, with the price for the 250GB model pegged at £124. All models are already available with retailers.
 
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03-07-2009, 14:20:36

Paul Best
NICE : D just what i was looking for...guess that meens i have to change the CPU now.

03-07-2009, 14:21:48

nepas
the DFI P45 supports crossfire at 8x on both slots

03-07-2009, 14:24:36

Mul.

NICE : D just what i was looking for...guess that meens i have to change the CPU now.



You can use the E8400 with the LanParty P45 Jr T2RS mentioned, or alternatively you can buy the LanParty 790GX Jr motherboard with a Phenom II X4 940 Quad Core. I'd get the Phenom personally. Any thoughts on the case that I mentioned?

03-07-2009, 17:30:25

theelusiveyoda
i suggest a x38 or x48 mb as they support dual x16 pci-e lanes, theres a couple matx mb on those chipsets and outperform the p45's

03-07-2009, 18:54:01

Paul Best

You can use the E8400 with the LanParty P45 Jr T2RS mentioned, or alternatively you can buy the LanParty 790GX Jr motherboard with a Phenom II X4 940 Quad Core. I'd get the Phenom personally. Any thoughts on the case that I mentioned?



Thx Mul, yeh i did take a look at the case you linked me...but i was looking for a case that had a handle and was easy to transport around, so i picked the LanBox, i have a small question for you if thats ok, i am going to buy the DFI Jr Motherboard, but im comfused on Ram..bare with me a second.
On the DFi website it shows what Ram is compatible with the MB (with serial no's ), now ive checked a few retailers and i cant seem to find the memory that corresponds to the serial numbers given on the DFI site, does it really matter if i go for the same Ram but with a differnt serial number, also ive checked and it seems the MB dosnt support 4gig sticks of Ram, so am i right by saying its best to buy 2gig sticks instead of the 4.

Thanks

03-07-2009, 18:55:42

Paul Best

i suggest a x38 or x48 mb as they support dual x16 pci-e lanes, theres a couple matx mb on those chipsets and outperform the p45's



hey theelusiveyoda, is it possible you can link me to those MB's, i would like to check them out.

03-07-2009, 18:59:13

Paul Best

the DFI P45 supports crossfire at 8x on both slots



Small world...im from leeds, Armley infact :wavey:

03-07-2009, 19:12:48

nepas

hey theelusiveyoda, is it possible you can link me to those MB's, i would like to check them out.



x2

I dont know of any boards,so I would like to read up on them.

Oh and as for the DFI P45,this thing rocks:
teh review


EDIT:LOL,not too far away,I am over in Oakwood/Gipton

13-07-2009, 18:30:35

theelusiveyoda
sure, let me find em out of my bookmark's i got quite a lot

13-07-2009, 19:45:29

Mul.
I've used the DFI P45 twice, once in my own PC and the other in my friend's just a few weeks ago. Excellent boards. :)

For your setup, I'd personally be getting the LanParty 790GX Jr and an AMD Phenom II chip though. :)
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