Samsung announced the world's highest-density F4EG hard disk drive
Samsung announced the F4EG, the world's highest-density, environmentally friendly
hard disk drive
(HDD) for the desktop market.
The Samsung EcoGreen F4 features a 2TB 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.
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.
The new hard drive utilizes Samsung's 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.
I.C. Park, vice president of storage sales, semiconductor business at Samsung Electronics, said:
"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. The F4EG delivers all the benefits of a low-power drive yet features
top performance quality and is environmentally friendly."
The company said it eliminated halogen and brominated flame-retardant from the 4FEG circuit board, making the device more eco-friendly.
For instance, the new drive meets RoHS (Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations, which are applied worldwide.
The 3.5-inch F4EG drive is available in 1.5TB and 2TB capacities.