Seagate Spinpoint M9T 2TB – The first 2TB drive available for the PS4

Seagate Spinpoint M9T – The first 2TB drive available

Samsung Seagate Momentus SpinPoint ST2000LM003 2TB 2.5″ SATA Notebook Hard Drive 9.5MM
Up until 3 days ago I posted a PS4 Hard Drive Upgrade guide and that there were no options bigger than 1TB for the PS4. Seagate announced on November 6th “Samsung® HDD division is shipping the new 2.5-inch Spinpoint™ M9T, which at 9.5 mm thin is the world’s thinnest 2TB hard drive. Offered in capacities of 1.5TB and 2TB, the Spinpoint M9T mobile drive gives OEMs, channel system integrators and consumers a thin, high-capacity storage solution ideal for external storage, notebook integration and upgrades, desktop, and gaming system applications.”

The Seagate Spinpoint M9T quadruples the storage space for the Standard PS4 and doubles the max capacity for other devices using 9.5MM drives. It also fits all of the PS4 Hard Drive Upgrade specs. Seagate has been a leader when it comes to thin drives, they have the 840 Evo and 840 Pro Solid Slate Drive Series available

Currently I have not seen any retailers have the drive available but we will update as soon as possible when we find out. There will be a 1.5gb and 2gb option for the M9T line.

“The Spinpoint M9T hard drive is currently available in the Samsung Internal Drive product line, which includes the M3 Portable and P3 Portable external drives, as well as with select partners”  The Spinpoint M9T price has not been released yet but some are reporting it will be about $180.00

If you are looking to stick with a Solid Slate Drive or Hybrid Solid Slate Drive see our recommendations.

Seagate Spinpoint M9T specs


  • Max. 667GB formatted capacity per disk
  • SATA Native Command Queuing feature
  • TuMR/PMR head with FOD technology
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface support
  • Load/unload head technology
  • ATA Security Mode feature set
  • ATA S.M.A.R.T. feature set
  • SilentSeek
  • NoiseGuard


  • Capacity: 1.5TB, 2TB
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (3Gb/s, 1.5Gb/s)
  • Rotational Speed: 5400-RPM class
  • Cache: 32MB


  • Average Seek Time (typical): 12ms
  • Average Latency: 5.6ms
  • Drive Ready Time (typical): 3.5ms
  • Data Transfer Rate
  • Media to/from Buffer (max): 169MB/s
  • Buffer to/from Host (max): 600MB/s


  • Nonrecoverable Read Error: 1 sector in 10E14 bits
  • Controlled Ramp Load/Unload: >600,000


  • Idle: 2.5 bels
  • Performance Seek: 2.7 bels


  • Voltage: +5V ± 5%
  • Spin-up Current (max): 1000 mA
  • Read/Write (avg)3: 2.3W
  • Low Power Idle (avg): 0.7W
  • Standby (avg): 0.18W
  • Sleep (avg): 0.18W


  • Temperature
  • Operating: 0 ~ 60°C
  • Nonoperating: −40 ~ 70°C
  • Humidity (noncondensing)
  • Operating: 5% to 90%
  • Nonoperating: 5% to 95%
  • Linear Shock (1/2-sine pulse)
  • Operating (2ms): 300 Gs
  • Nonoperating (1ms): 900 Gs
  • Vibration (10Hz to 500Hz, random)
  • Operating: 1.5 Grms
  • Altitude (relative to sea level)
  • Operating: −304.8m to 3,048m
  • Nonoperating: −304.8m to 12,192m


  • Height: 9.5mm ±0.2mm (0.374in ±0.008in)
  • Width: 69.85mm ±0.25mm (2.75in ±0.010in)
  • Length: 100.35mm +0.2/−0.25mm (3.951mm +0.008/−0.010in)
  • Weight (max): 130g (0.2



Seagate News source Article


  • at 5400 rpm isnt it too slow for a 2tb capacity?

    • I too am wondering the same

    • I think people will find that 2TB isn’t actually needed in the PS4. A lot of the games are much smaller than originally expected 50gb-60gb. Even if you upgrade to a 7200 RPM 1TB drive you can fit two dozen games on there at the least. Not many will be playing that many games at once. or even within a 6 month period

  • Can anyone confirm that this one works? I don’t just want to double my space, I want to quadrupple it with a 2TB!

    • Yes this has been confirmed that it works with the PS4 after the firmware system update 1.70. I don’t know if this helps after six months to answer.

  • Yes this has been confirmed that it works with the PS4 after the firmware system update 1.70. I don’t know if this helps after six months to answer.

  • I cannot for the life of me find anywhere that sells them in Australia…any ideas? Every computer store I called can’t even order them in, why are these so hard to get?

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