Samsung Introduces 1.5TB and 2TB EcoGreen F4 Hard Drives

There was a point in time where a new 2TB hard drive was awe-inspiring, almost magical. But now, it's just another notch in the belt. But that's okay, as we're always pushing for bigger and better in the HDD space, and the more options we have at the 2TB point, the cheaper it'll be for us to afford such space. Today, Samsung is introducing the F4EG, which is called the "world’s highest-density, environmentally friendly hard disk drive (HDD) for the desktop market."

The EcoGreen F4, as it's also known, features 667GB on all three of its disks, and it's 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. Thanks to these improvements, this drive is said to be 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.

It also incorporates a 3.0Gbps SATA interface, Native Command Queuing and a 32MB buffer memory, and should start shipping this September alongside the 1.5TB sibling, which will sale for $119.99.

 Samsung Announces Two-Terabyte EcoGreen Hard Drive with the Highest Areal Density for High-performance Desktop Systems

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 – 667GB 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.

    “The F4EG delivers all the benefits of a low-power drive yet features top performance quality and is environmentally friendly.”

“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.”

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. 
Via:  Business Wire
Comments
animatortom 4 years ago

@ that price I would still go with a Seagate or WD!!!

My Hitachies have been serving me very well and I would even go with one of them before Samsucks:P

realneil 4 years ago

Samsung has a history with me too. It's not a good one either.

Unless they come up with something truly fantastic that nobody else can duplicate they'll not see any more of my money.

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