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Samsung Goes ''Green'' with New 1TB EcoGreen F1 HDD


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Maybe not as portable as the WD Mac-formatted My Passport Studio portables, Samsung is also adding a new offer to its hard disk line-up. Offered both as an external hard drive or an internal drive for desktop PCs, Samsung's new 3.5-inch 1TB EcoGreen F1 hard drive is said to provide a 15 percent power savings compared to other low-powered one terabyte capacity hard drives and a 50 percent power reduction against traditional one terabyte hard drives. The EcoGreen F1 hard drive also offers the highest capacity per disk for one terabyte hard drives, at 334GB per platter. Moreover it utilizes low noise operation technologies such as SilentSeek and NoiseGuard. All Eco drives come with 3.0Gbps SATA interface, native command queuing features along with a 32MB buffer memory. Sounds almost perfect, but these drives have one major downstream, they incorporate 5400 rpm rotational speeds, not 7200 or even 10k rpm like today's modern drives. The EcoGreen F1 will launch in the second quarter of 2008.

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The WD GreenPower drives are very silent and hardly vibrate and save a few Watts of Energy.

The "downsream" [sic] of only 5400rpm is not that big if you ask me. I won't install my OS or run games from a 1TB harddrive but will store data there.
Of course if you move your files a lot between drives it may be a little slower, but it will still be enough for USB 2.0 for example. Personally I don't tend to move my >1GB files a lot but simply access them once they're in their place :)

Way to go, hope this one doesn't vibrate much either.


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SSD drives prob use less energy since they have no moving part and you don't have to take a performance hit to save the polar bears.
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SSD drives prob use less energy since they have no moving part and you don't have to take a performance hit to save the polar bears.
It's just too bad that 1Tb (SSD) costs as much as a nice house.:)
And it also has a shorter lifespan than a normal drive. (with the current technology of course)

At the curent price of a 1Tb+ SSD Drive, unless they have the capability of containing my immortal soul, they has no use to me.:)
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