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Appeared on: Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Samsung Announces 2TB Eco-friendly Drives

Samsung today announced the F3EG, its new high-performance environmentally-friendly HDD (hard disk drive) for the desktop market.

The EcoGreen F3EG, a higher capacity model from its predecessor the F2EG, features 2TB capacity with 500GB per disk that is capable of storing up to 880 hours of DVD video or 500,000 or more songs in MP3 format.

The F3EG utilizes Samsung?s EcoTriangle technology to provide eco-friendly components, low-power and low-noise operation technology to its 'EcoGreen' hard drives.

Eliminating halogen compound and brominated flameretardant 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 being applied worldwide as well as the European Union.

Samsung?s new hard drive utilizes its technology SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies to achieve a quiet operation system.

In addition, with its fewer components, the F3EG drive is 40 percent lower in power consumption in idle mode and 10 percent lower in reading/writing mode than competitive drives, Samsung claims. The drive received a zero percent failure rate in the unstable voltage environment test.

The F3EG incorporates a 3.0Gbps SATA interface, Native Command Queuing features and a 16MB/32MB buffer memory. The 3.5" F3EG drive is available globally in 1.5TB and 2TB capacities.


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