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Samsung Squeezes 2TB onto Three Platters

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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

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