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

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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.

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The F3EG utilizes Samsung's EcoTriangle technology to provide eco-friendly components, low-power and low-noise operation technology to its ‘EcoGreen' hard drives.
Facepalm.
 
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I expected a higher MSRP.
 
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that is a good price with sata 3 and NQC , wonder about reliability

Whats so facepalm about ???
The F3EG utilizes Samsung's EcoTriangle technology to provide eco-friendly components, low-power and low-noise operation technology to its ‘EcoGreen' hard drives.
 
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I've owned a couple of samsung down the years, they are pretty reliable, had 5 in all, none crapped out on me yet (touches wood) ;)
 
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Hear hear for samsung. I guess these will spin at 5400RPM then, but due to the 500GB density will still bench with high numbers.
 

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I really hate this press release marketing BS. They are boasting about how fokkin 'green' the thing is through a half page but they can't give a single number with actual power consumption. Fokkin BS.
 
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that is a good price with sata 3 and NQC , wonder about reliability

Whats so facepalm about ???
The F3EG utilizes Samsung's EcoTriangle technology to provide eco-friendly components, low-power and low-noise operation technology to its ‘EcoGreen' hard drives.
its sata 2... 3.0gbps is sata 2... anyways, no HDD that I know of goes more than 3Gbps...

I would I preferred it to be 7200rpm, but its 5400
 

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They go from like 15W for a regular drive (major estimation) down to slighter higher than half that, with a noticeable loss in speed.
 
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Not too bad. The "EcoFriendly" thing kinda makes me want to *not* get it.
I assume the $179 price tag is for the 2TB slice? If so, that's pretty good.
 
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Not too bad. The "EcoFriendly" thing kinda makes me want to *not* get it.
I assume the $179 price tag is for the 2TB slice? If so, that's pretty good.
the 64mb 2tb indeed, available at newegg
 

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from my experience, a typical HDD (with 3-4 platters) uses 15W to spin up, 7-8W at idle and 10-12W when reading/writing
 

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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.

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Did samsung ever fix/remedy/acknowledge the cold boot issue with the 1TB F1 spinpoint ?
 

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Did samsung ever fix/remedy/acknowledge the cold boot issue with the 1TB F1 spinpoint ?
i've got 5 of them, and never experienced this issue.
 

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I'll never understand why they are bragging about disk power cinsumption so much.
I'd understand for corporate SAS drives where you can have dozens of them and there it counts, but in home environment where you have just 1 or 2 of them, it's just a friggin 15W.
Why don't they brag about it where it counts. For example CPU's, gfx cards, LCD panels. That's where over 100W of power goes out the window while operating. And they're making a big deal out of 15W. Lol.
 

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I'll never understand why they are bragging about disk power cinsumption so much.
I'd understand for corporate SAS drives where you can have dozens of them and there it counts, but in home environment where you have just 1 or 2 of them, it's just a friggin 15W.
Why don't they brag about it where it counts. For example CPU's, gfx cards, LCD panels. That's where over 100W of power goes out the window while operating. And they're making a big deal out of 15W. Lol.
because these drives run happily without even needing a fan for airflow, which is important in the OEM sector, external enclosures and such.

Also, they're a lot quieter - which will make me more powerful than you can ever imagine matters to lots of people.
 

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Eco friendly? This means 5400rpm??? No thank you.
some of them vary between 5,400 and 7,200. they just slow down at idle (which is awesome, imo)


edit: also, what Wile E says below me
 

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Eco friendly? This means 5400rpm??? No thank you.
My 1.5TB F2 Ecos are just as fast as my F1 1TBs. With these platter densities, 5400 does not hurt the performance much at all.
 

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I've never had this cold boot issue.
 
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Did samsung ever fix/remedy/acknowledge the cold boot issue with the 1TB F1 spinpoint ?
I had this issue with seagate hdd's, used the warranty and got a new one.