New Samsung HDD Shoves 2TB on 3 Platters
Samsung crammed 2TB onto three hard drive 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.