New Samsung HDD Shoves 2TB on 3 Platters

Tuesday Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced that it managed to cram 2TB of storage capacity onto 3 platters--667GB each--in its new F4EG "environmentally friendly" 3.5-inch internal hard drive. The new HDD--including a 1.5TB version--is part of Samsung's EcoGreen series, utilizing the company's touted "high-density design technology."

“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.”

According to the company, the new HDD is better than the previous four-disk model--the F3EG--by providing a 19-percent increase in standby time performance while maintaining a 23-percent lower power consumption in standby mode. The drive also incorporates a 3.0 Gbps SATA interface, Native Command Queuing and a 32MB buffer memory.

Samsung's F4EG is slated to hit the market in September starting at $119.99. Both models will also be manufactured with eco-friendly materials and will meet all environmental regulations.

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  • matt87_50
    nforce4maxI wonder how long it would take me to waste such a drive on old data back ups such as old dos games ect let alone my movie collection. 2TB is barely enough but oh well they are like potato chips these days. Well they do combo deals by shipping it along with a raid controller?


    you have 2TB of old dos games??? are there even 2TB of old dos games!??
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  • nforce4max
    I wonder how long it would take me to waste such a drive on old data back ups such as old dos games ect let alone my movie collection. 2TB is barely enough but oh well they are like potato chips these days. Well they do combo deals by shipping it along with a raid controller?
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  • tu_illegalamigo
    I wonder if it handles heating well since it has such density. I`d like 3 of them, por favor.
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  • wotan31
    nforce4maxI wonder how long it would take me to waste such a drive on old data back ups such as old dos games ect let alone my movie collection. 2TB is barely enough but oh well they are like potato chips these days. Well they do combo deals by shipping it along with a raid controller?

    Hard drives are like potato chips these days! Amazing how dirt cheap even the largest and fastest models are. I'd be showing my age if I admitted to spending more than $900 on a 20 MB hard drive back in the late 80's. Yes, that was 20 Megabytes. It went into an equally speedy PC - a 386DX 25 Mhz w/ 4 MB of RAM. The steady march of technology... Onward!!
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