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January 31, 2010

Samsung launches 2TB EcoGreen F3EG HDD for desktop market

Utilises EcoTriangle technology that provides eco-friendly components, low-power and low-noise operation technology

By CBR Staff Writer

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new HDD for the desktop market EcoGreen F3EG, which is a higher capacity model from its predecessor the F2EG. It features 2TB capacity with 500GB per disk.

The company said that its new F3EG utilises its EcoTriangle technology provides eco-friendly components, low-power and low-noise operation technology to its EcoGreen hard drives. It also utilises low noise operation technology SilentSeek and NoiseGuard to achieve a quiet operation system and

Eliminating halogen compound and brominated flame retardant from the PCBA, the new model is produced with eco-friendly materials and meets all the environmental regulations including RoHS, the company said.

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

Cheol Park, vice president of storage sales 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 F3EG delivers all the benefits of a low-power drive yet features high performance and is environmentally friendly.”

The F3EG incorporates a 3.0Gbps SATA interface, native command queuing features and a 16MB/32MB buffer memory. The 3.5-inch F3EG drive is available in 1.5TB and 2TB capacities in the US and EU markets with a MSRP of $179.99.

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