Tuesday, August 3rd 2010

Samsung Announces Two-Terabyte EcoGreen Hard Drive with the Highest Areal Density

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today announced the F4EG, the world’s highest-density, environmentally friendly hard disk drive (HDD) for the desktop market. The EcoGreen F4 features a 2-terabyte (TB) capacity – 667 GB for each of its three disks – and is capable of storing up to 880 hours of DVD video or 500,000 songs in MP3 format. The internal F4EG utilizes Samsung’s high-density design technology to provide better performance, low power and improved reliability to its ‘EcoGreen’ hard drives.

“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 I.C. Park, vice president, Storage Sales, Semiconductor Business, Samsung Electronics. “The F4EG delivers all the benefits of a low-power drive yet features top performance quality and is environmentally friendly.”

With its three disks and advanced technology, the F4EG drive is 19 percent better in standby time performance and has 23 percent lower power consumption in standby mode than the previous four-disk model, the F3EG.

Eliminating 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 applied worldwide, including the European Union.

Samsung’s new hard drive utilizes its low noise operation technology SilentSeek and NoiseGuard to achieve quiet system operation.

The F4EG incorporates a 3.0Gbps SATA interface, Native Command Queuing and a 32MB buffer memory. The 3.5” F4EG drive is available in 1.5TB and 2TB capacities in the United States and EU markets with a MSRP of $119.99. Initial shipment is scheduled for early September.
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27 Comments on Samsung Announces Two-Terabyte EcoGreen Hard Drive with the Highest Areal Density

#1
OneMoar
SWEET MARRY LOOO JEBUS :rockout:
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#2
Easo
Looks nice and cheap enough for storing something like motherload of HD movies.
three disks
Platters?
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#3
Roph
Orgasmic. Even though this is an EcoGreen, the transfer rates will be very impressive still, from platters that dense :D
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#4
claylomax
You mean three platters, right?
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#6
LAN_deRf_HA
Bring on the 1.3 TB F4! I'd probably ditch my new sata 3 black for one if it hits 13 ms flat. They're much quieter and perform the same if not better than the WDs. Hell with the capacity bump I'd ditch my second drive all together and just get a USB 3 drive for backup.
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#7
RejZoR
WHat's so good about it? You could by WD Caviar Green 2TB for ages. Or even Caviar Blue.
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#8
slyfox2151
This drive use's 3 platters not 4 to obtain 2TB... thats whats so good about it.


if you put in a 4th then you would get 2.6TB Single drive :D.. AFAIK 4 platters is the most you can fit in a 3.5 Drive without redesigning it significently. imo they should do just that, release a 2.5/2.6 TB drive... it would win them over some customers simply becouse they have the largest disk.
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#9
gumpty
by: slyfox2151
... it would win them over some customers simply becouse they have the largest disk.
Change one letter in that last word and the reason behind that sort of behavior is revealed.
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: gumpty
Change one letter in that last word and the reason behind that sort of behavior is revealed.
That's why it's important to be the best/largest/fastest.
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#11
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Some people can use large amounts of storage like this... I have a 2TB drive of my own coming today.
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#12
slyfox2151
you mean like me? with my nearly 4TB array :P soon to be upgraded to 8 or 10 TB lol....



currently riding on 80 % used space....
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#13
mdsx1950
They should release a 4TB HDD :p and maybe a 2TB SSD :D
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
this ones special because it uses 3 platters instead of 4, as others have said.


as to some of teh comments... do you guys really only have such small amounts of storage? i've got 9TB or so here, and its barely enough...
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#15
mdsx1950
by: Mussels
this ones special because it uses 3 platters instead of 4, as others have said.


as to some of teh comments... do you guys really only have such small amounts of storage? i've got 9TB or so here, and its barely enough...
:eek::eek::eek: What in the world are you storing in those HDDs??? :twitch::twitch:
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
by: mdsx1950
:eek::eek::eek: What in the world are you storing in those HDDs??? :twitch::twitch:
the souls of slain spammers?
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#17
mdsx1950
by: Mussels
the souls of slain spammers?
You can just say "adults-only content.":D :laugh: :p
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#18

"the F4EG drive is 19 percent better in standby time performance and has 23 percent lower power consumption in standby mode than the previous four-disk model, the F3EG"

This i don't get, how can it have lower power consumption in standby when in standby mode the platters aren't spinning and the heads are parked (EG series), do they mean idle.
#19
rob49152
This looks like a great drive!! MUST HAVE!
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#20
ShRoOmAlIsTiC
this should bring down prices of 2tb drives right, seeing how its less platters so its cheaper to make?
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#21
cadaveca
My name is Dave
119 for 2TB is pretty cheap.
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#22

When i see two platter 2GB HD then I'll rejoice, with density like that you won't even have to look at puny SSD's for a long time, at least not until they get their size restrictions and TRIM crap sorted out.

I said this a while back about the F4 being release too soon, this would've been a good time to release the F4 with this new platter density.
#23
n-ster
won't the 32mb cache instead of 64mb hurt performance?
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#25
Per Hansson
by: slyfox2151
This drive use's 3 platters not 4 to obtain 2TB... thats whats so good about it.


if you put in a 4th then you would get 2.6TB Single drive :D.. AFAIK 4 platters is the most you can fit in a 3.5 Drive without redesigning it significently. imo they should do just that, release a 2.5/2.6 TB drive... it would win them over some customers simply becouse they have the largest disk.
The first Hitachi 1TB drive was a 5 platter design
So this thing would actually scale to 3335GB
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