Samsung's 250GB SpinPoint N3U
Samsung has a creative new marketing idea for its 250GB SpinPoint N3U. The hard drive is a 1.8 inch model that Samsung photographed infront of a credit card for a size comparison. The drive is roughly the same size as the credit card. The drive sports a built-in PATA to USB controller to help manufacturers eliminate bulk from portable USB disks. The drive rotates at 3,600RPM, has 8MB of cache, and should survive a drop from 20 inches. The drive will go on sale in mid-July for about $200.