1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

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

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    33,118 (9.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    16,873
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    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.”

    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  2. OneMoar

    OneMoar There is Always Moar

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    6,694 (2.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,469
    Location:
    Rochester area
    SWEET MARRY LOOO JEBUS :rockout:
     
  3. Easo

    Easo

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,026 (0.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    193
    Location:
    Latvia
    Looks nice and cheap enough for storing something like motherload of HD movies.
    three disks
    Platters?
     
  4. Roph

    Roph

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    413 (0.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    119
    Orgasmic. Even though this is an EcoGreen, the transfer rates will be very impressive still, from platters that dense :D
     
  5. claylomax

    claylomax

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,657 (0.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    279
    Location:
    London
    You mean three platters, right?
     
  6. CounterZeus

    CounterZeus

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Messages:
    373 (0.14/day)
    Thanks Received:
    112
    Location:
    Belgium
    a platter is also a disk :)
     
  7. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,656 (1.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,001
    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.
     
  8. RejZoR

    RejZoR

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    Messages:
    10,323 (2.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,359
    Location:
    Europe/Slovenia
    WHat's so good about it? You could by WD Caviar Green 2TB for ages. Or even Caviar Blue.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  9. slyfox2151

    slyfox2151

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,628 (0.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    526
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    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.
     
  10. gumpty

    gumpty

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    742 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    134
    Location:
    Auckland
    Change one letter in that last word and the reason behind that sort of behavior is revealed.
     
  11. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    13,971 (3.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,845
    That's why it's important to be the best/largest/fastest.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  12. hat

    hat Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    18,105 (4.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,887
    Location:
    Ohio
    Some people can use large amounts of storage like this... I have a 2TB drive of my own coming today.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  13. slyfox2151

    slyfox2151

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,628 (0.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    526
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    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....
     
  14. mdsx1950

    mdsx1950 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,064 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    413
    Location:
    In a gaming world :D
    They should release a 4TB HDD :p and maybe a 2TB SSD :D
     
  15. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    45,710 (10.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,128
    Location:
    Australalalalalaia.
    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...
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  16. mdsx1950

    mdsx1950 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,064 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    413
    Location:
    In a gaming world :D
    :eek::eek::eek: What in the world are you storing in those HDDs??? :twitch::twitch:
     
  17. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    45,710 (10.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,128
    Location:
    Australalalalalaia.
    the souls of slain spammers?
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  18. mdsx1950

    mdsx1950 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,064 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    413
    Location:
    In a gaming world :D
    You can just say "adults-only content.":D :laugh: :p
     
  19. Taskforce Guest

    "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.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  20. rob49152

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    24 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    This looks like a great drive!! MUST HAVE!
     
  21. ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    867 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    165
    Location:
    Palm Desert, CA
    this should bring down prices of 2tb drives right, seeing how its less platters so its cheaper to make?
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  22. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    15,988 (3.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10,040
    Location:
    Beaumont, Alberta
    119 for 2TB is pretty cheap.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  23. Taskforce Guest

    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.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  24. n-ster

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    9,027 (3.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,477
    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    won't the 32mb cache instead of 64mb hurt performance?
     
  25. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,808 (2.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    547
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    I do want one.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)