Tuesday, February 2nd 2010

Samsung Announces Massive, High-Performance 2 TB Eco-friendly HDDs

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.

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 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 quiet operation.

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 3.0 Gb/s 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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33 Comments on Samsung Announces Massive, High-Performance 2 TB Eco-friendly HDDs

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Kreij said:
I'm all for low power consumption devices that use non-polluting (or less polluting) material, but the marketing speak in this press release is enough to gag even the most seasoned news reader.

Marketing person + sword + fall on it = Win.

Just my opinion.
Screw that. I want all polar bears to drown because my rig needs the POWA!
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#2
newfellow
good price?

hah, yeah right.. This should cost less than 100e.. and where the heck are larger drives? 2TB give me a break we should have 2TB SSDs by now. Although, no offence to samsung intended they make pretty decent quality and feature rich drives, but just in general.

I cannot believe tech.people here are actually buying this crap they keep pushing on "regular" as well as on SSD market.
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#3
xenos
Facepalm because:

1. Samsung marketing people are just full of shit making a usually good product sound stupid.

2. WTF is an EcoTriangle, that doesn't do anything, having an efficient motor reduces the power consumption, not an EcoTriangle..

3. We are actually all waiting for a 2TB Samsung F3 7200RPM 64MB Cache Drive (Possibly with SATA 6.0Gbps, but not essential), not a 5400RPM turd.
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#4
EarlZ
HTC said:
Could you please describe this problem? What exactly is this cold boot issue?
When the drive is turned on from cold boot it tries to spin up on a infinite loop.. spinning up then stopping for a split second then spinning up again.. the only way around this is to turn off the computer and then on again but once it has spinned up its good to go.
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
EarlZ said:
When the drive is turned on from cold boot it tries to spin up on a infinite loop.. spinning up then stopping for a split second then spinning up again.. the only way around this is to turn off the computer and then on again but once it has spinned up its good to go.
i've only ever had that on one hard drive, and it died within a week.

This is most definitely NOT a standard issue with samsung drives.
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#6
troyrae360
Mussels said:
will make me more powerful than you can ever imagine
:laugh: What were you thinking about while you were writing that, have you some how devised a way to take over the world with a samsung 2tb?:roll:
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
troyrae360 said:
:laugh: What were you thinking about while you were writing that, have you some how devised a way to take over the world with a samsung 2tb?:roll:
star wars. obi wan vs vader.

I AM a geek, if you hadnt guessed.
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#8
Wile E
Power User
Mussels said:
i've only ever had that on one hard drive, and it died within a week.

This is most definitely NOT a standard issue with samsung drives.
Gotta agree here. Never even heard of the issue prior to this thread. My guess is just a bad drive.
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