Massive 2TB Eco-friendly Drives From Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world
leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology
today announced the F3EG, its new high-performance
environmentally-friendly HDD (hard disk drive) for the desktop
market. The EcoGreen™ F3EG, a higher capacity model from its
predecessor the F2EG, features 2TB capacity with 500GB per disk that is
capable of storing up to 880 hours of DVD video or 500,000 or more
songs in MP3 format. With increased recording density, the
EcoGreen F3 drive is more power efficient by supporting a capacity
up to 2TB with four disks.

“Storage-hungry multimedia professionals, gamers and home PC users
continue to increase the amount of video, music, photo and other
personal data they store and back-up,” said In Cheol Park, vice
president, Storage Sales, Samsung Electronics. “The F3EG delivers
all the benefits of a low-power drive yet features high
performance and is environmentally friendly.”

The F3EG
utilizes Samsung’s EcoTriangle technology to provide
eco-friendly components, low-power and low-noise operation
technology to its ‘EcoGreen’ hard drives.

halogen compound and brominated flame retardant from the PCBA, the
new model is produced with eco-friendly materials and meets all
the environmental regulations including RoHS (Restriction of the Use
of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic
Equipment) which is being applied worldwide as well as the
European Union.

Samsung’s new hard drive utilizes its low noise
operation technology SilentSeek and NoiseGuard to achieve a
quiet operation system. In addition, with its advanced design and fewer
components, the F3EG drive is 40 percent lower in power
consumption in idle mode and 10 percent lower in reading/writing
mode than competitive drives. The drive received a zero percent
failure rate in the unstable voltage environment test.

The EcoGreen
Series has been selected as the best-in-class in the area of
power consumption for two straight years by IDEMA Japan
(International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association) in the
performance comparison test of HDDs.

The F3EG
incorporates a 3.0Gbps SATA interface, Native Command Queuing
features and a 16MB/32MB buffer memory. The 3.5” F3EG drive is available
in 1.5TB and 2TB capacities in the United States and EU markets
with a MSRP of $179.99.


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