Samsung has launched what it claims is “the world’s highest-density, environmentally friendly hard disk drive (HDD).”
The EcoGreen F4EG has been made for desktop PCs and has a 2-terabyte (TB) capacity. This is spread across three disks, which each hold 667GB and according to Samsung, in total hold up to 880 hours of DVD video or 500,000 MP3 files. The HDD is also said to use Samsung’s high-density design technology, which is claimed to provide better performance, low power and improved reliability.
According to the company this includes having a 19 percent better standby time performance. The drive is also said to have 23 percent lower power consumption in standby mode than Samsung’s previous four-disk model, the F3EG.
Samsung has also eliminated halogen compound and brominated flame retardant from the production line of the F4EG meaning that the new model is produced with eco-friendly materials and meets all the environmental regulations including the Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive. It also uses SilentSeek and NoiseGuard, which Samsung says keeps the drive super quiet.
The F4EG sports a 3.0Gbps SATA interface, Native Command Queuing and 32MB buffer memory. It costs from $119.99 and will be available from September.