Samsung Spinpoint MP4: A 2.5-inch 640GB 7200 RPM drive meant for us

Doesn’t it seem like 2.5-inch hard drives have been stuck at 500GB for a while? Well, Samsung is the latest to announce its next-gen hard drive platform and while it doesn’t have the same 750GB capacity as WD’s latest 5400 RPM drive, we’ll take the Sammy’s 7200 RPM speed with a little less storage any day.

The Spinpoint MP4 is now available in 250GB, 320GB, 500GB, and 640GB capacility. It offers the standard 16MB of onboard cache and SATA 3Gbit/s interface. The company expects it to build upon the success of its 640GB 5400 RPM drive that it release last year. That’s great, but all we care about is getting faster drives in our notebooks. There’s even talk about offering it in external form later this year as well.