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Samsung Electronics, a world leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today announced its new EcoGreen F2EG hard disk that delivers a massive 1.5 TB of capacity with 500 GB per disk. With increased recording density and reduced number of disks, the EcoGreen F2 drive is more power efficient by supporting a capacity up to 1.5TB with 3 disks.
"Lower platter count means less power to start the motor, less power to continuously spin the motor and a lighter head-stack which takes less power to seek," said Andy Higginbotham, director of HDD sales and marketing for the Samsung Semiconductor Storage Division. "With fewer heads and disks, the F2EG hard drive has a lower probability of head-disk failures, enabling customers to build more reliable systems."

As hard disk capacity increases from an increased number of disks, so does power consumption. However, Samsung's F2EG drive offers low power consumption by using EcoTriangle, a low-power, low-heat, low-noise operation technology. With its advanced design and fewer components, the F2EG drive is 40% lower in power consumption in idle mode and 45% lower in reading/writing mode than competitive drives. Samsung's Eco-Triangle technology offers more energy efficient and high performance hard drive options to manufacturers of home media PC, external HDD, set-top box, and personal NAS.

In addition to the European Union (EU)'s Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Regulations, Samsung's F2EG drive complies with many other environmental regulations.

Samsung's EcoGreen F2EG drive, which is suitable for both external hard disks and desktop PC, incorporates 500 GB/1 TB/1.5 TB capacity, 16 MB/32 MB buffer memory, and 3.0 gigabytes per second (Gbps) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface. The F2EG hard drive, employing advanced PMR technology, achieves greater aerial density and improves transfer performance as well.

The F2EG family of drives is currently being shipped to major OEM businesses. The 1.5 TB HDD is available at $149.00 MSRP.
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Hmmm, less platters..I wonder what the HDtune results for this drive will be..
 

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I look forward to this drive. Seagates 1.5tb drive is a crap shoot, and WD's 2gb drive is way to expensive. If samsung keeps to the quality standards they have been holding lately then this drive should be the first good, ultra capacity drive utilizing more then 1 500gb platter.
 

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So with three platters....I really wish this would be like $130....that would really cause the 2TB to come down in price (hopefully)
 

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I look forward to this drive. Seagates 1.5tb drive is a crap shoot, and WD's 2gb drive is way to expensive. If samsung keeps to the quality standards they have been holding lately then this drive should be the first good, ultra capacity drive utilizing more then 1 500gb platter.

yeah i got a samsung 1TB f1 for $95 and its a great drive. But I dont think its worth the extra $55 for a 1.5TB. This thing needs to drop another $20 then itll be hard to resist.
 

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great! 500gig on a single platter! i smell biiiiig hdtune/tach scores...

by the time areal densities can go no further (ever??) SSD's will be mainstream
 
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