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Samsung Squeezes 2TB onto Three Platters


Samsung Squeezes 2TB onto Three Platters

Demonstrating that there are still developments happening with conventional hard disks, Samsung has released a 2TB model that uses only three platters, creating what it claims is a drive with the world’s highest areal density.

The storage giant’s EcoGreen F4EG packs 667GB into each platter, which the company said gives it a 19 per cent increase in standby performance and 23 lower power consumption that its predecessor, the four-platter F3EG.

It comes equipped with 32MB of buffer memory and uses a standard 3.0Gbps SATA interface with Native Command Queuing. It will also be available with 1.5TB capacity.

Samsung claims the new model is its greenest yet through the elimination of halogen compound and brominated flame retardants from the PCB. It also said it will also be quiet in operation too, thanks to its SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies.

It’s been given a recommended retail price of $119.99, and though exact UK pricing has not been confirmed, we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out as it’s expected for release in September.

Link: Samsung Storage


August 3, 2010, 5:21 pm

I think the thing I like most about SSD's is the effect their having on accelerating the cost reduction and capacity increase of hard discs. It's quite a fierce war being fought in the HDD camp to fend off obsolescence. For me, the SSD's themselves are still way too expensive for any serious storage requirement. If I remember correctly, Apple's 512GB SSD option cost about as much as a MacBook. Unless you could claim it on expenses, I still don't think the deal on speed is as good as the deal on volume yet.


August 3, 2010, 6:07 pm

Enough with the EcoGreen Samsung, give me a full fat 2TB 7200rpm drive with 64mb cache!


August 3, 2010, 9:53 pm

@ xenos

Agreed - got a 2tb ecogreen Samsung. I use it as my back up drive as the 5400 rpm speed is immensely slow. File transfers and usage make me cry

Bought a 2tb WD Caviar Black 7200 RPM for main drive but they cost quite a lot

Oh and x-25 M 80gb SSD as OS drive

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