Photo: Red Hill.
Samsung SpinPoint V60
This was the last gasp of the mainstream 5400 RPM hard drive. By this time, there was really no good reason not to have a 7200 RPM model, and so far as I can remember Samsung didn't even bother to bring the V30 into Australia. The drive illustrated, a 60GB SV0602H, probably came out of a cheap, low-performance mass market branded system — only a Compaq or a Dell would think it was worth a noticable performance penalty for the sake of saving perhaps three dollars — and is the only V60 we can remember seeing.
Some years later 5400 RPM drives would come back into vogue, but those later units were very different, and made for different reasons.
|Data rate||498 Mbit/sec||Spin rate||5400 RPM|