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Samsung Announces 2TB EcoGreen HDD

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

According to the statement, the EcoGreen F3EG, a higher capacity model from its predecessor the F2EG, features a 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. With increased recording density, the EcoGreen F3 drive is more power efficient by supporting a capacity up to 2TB with four disks.

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 flame retardant from the Printed Circuit Board Assembly (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).

Samsung’s new hard drive utilizes its low noise operation technology SilentSeek and NoiseGuard to achieve a quiet operation system. The F3EG incorporates a 3.0Gbps SATA interface, Native Command Queuing features and a 16MB/32MB buffer memory.

In addition, with its advanced design and 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. The drive received a zero percent failure rate in the unstable voltage environment test.

The EcoGreen Series has been selected as the best-in-class in the area of power consumption for two straight years by IDEMA Japan (International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association) in the performance comparison test of HDDs.

The 3.5” F3EG drive is available in 1.5TB and 2TB capacities in the United States and EU with a MSRP of $179.99.

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