Con il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, Samsung Electronics ha annunciato l'hard drive da 3.5-inch EcoGreen F3 (F3EG), l'attuale punto di riferimento della propria tecnologia tra le soluzioni ecologiche di tipo HDD (hard disk drive) orientate al mercato dei desktop.
Il nuovo drive F3EG succede al precedente F2EG: la nuova unità vanta una capacità che può arrivare fino a 2TB, e che, in quanto tale, risulta utile, sottolinea il produttore, per archiviare fino a 880 ore di video in formato DVD oppure oltre 500.000 brani audio in MP3.
Il disco supporta la tecnologia proprietaria EcoTriangle, che prevede l'adozione di materiali facilmente riciclabili ed una operatività a bassa potenza e a bassa rumorosità.
Il nuovo F3EG è dotato di interfaccia SATA 3.0Gb/s, o SATA II, supporta la tecnologia Native Command Queuing, integra un buffer da 16MB o 32MB ed ha una capacità da 1.5TB o 2TB. La prima variante ha un MSRP pari a $179.99 per i mercati europeo e statunitense.
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology 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. With increased recording density, the EcoGreen F3 drive is more power efficient by supporting a capacity up to 2TB with four disks.
"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," said In Cheol Park, vice president, Storage Sales, Samsung Electronics. "The F3EG delivers all the benefits of a low-power drive yet features high performance and is environmentally friendly."
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 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 low noise operation technology SilentSeek and NoiseGuard to achieve quiet operation.
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 F3EG incorporates a 3.0 Gb/s SATA interface, Native Command Queuing features and a 16MB/32MB buffer memory. The 3.5" F3EG drive is available in 1.5TB and 2TB capacities in the United States and EU markets with a MSRP of $179.99.
Source: Samsung Electronics Press Release