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Samsung Introduces 2TB EcoGreen F3EG Hard Drive

Samsung Introduces 2TB EcoGreen F3EG Hard Drive

The 2TB desktop hard drive sector just got another player. Samsung has introduced its newest performance drive today, taking it 500GB further than the 1.5TB F2EG that was announced in March. This new 2TB drive (F3EG) still maintains the EcoGreen label, with this model being capable of storing up to 880 hours of DVD video or 500,000 or more songs in MP3 format.

The EcoGreen label involves the use of the EcoTriangle: eco-friendly components, low-power and low-noise operation technology. At the end of the day, though, we're just glad to see another 2TB option on the market, with this one available in the US and EU soon starting at $179.99 (for the also-available 1.5TB edition).

 Samsung Announces Massive 2TB Eco-friendly Drives for High-performance Desktop Systems

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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”

“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 EcoTriangleTM 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 a quiet operation system.

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 3.0Gbps 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.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US $96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit
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Bam the personnel data market grows some more. This is cool especially with media trends currently. I actually was talking about this some where else as well. This applies directly to the media markets that are in most cases (except for music "RIAA" which is finally getting a handle on the concept of a different distro model) scared for there futures, and therefore jacking up prices and distribution as well.

Most have 2Tb or more of storage space in there homes. With the current availability of strippers (the software rights kind, for software which I have purchased), you guys have some dirty minds. I can save media which I have bought indefinitely both on drives and recordable DVD's.

Having another player as well as another very valid one makes this market even wider, which in the end drops the prices of both the market itself, and the price of storage per unit (GB's here). This enables me of course as a home user to have more space at reasonable prices.

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Its great the amount of space a single Hard drive can hold these days. If the product can handle stress tests it will be great buy for the space plus having the green features to help out future. This thing seems like a must buy for your HTPC.

Now if we only had a 2Tb SSB for $179 bucks.

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@Bighorse With the way the new 25nm NAND Flash memory, we'll be seeing 500GB+ SSD's by the end of the year. 1TB isn't too far off either. In terms of magnetic disks, I remember reading a while ago that TDK was expecting to deliver a four-platter 2.5TB+ drive early this year.

@Oblio Yeah, you can get the Hitachi Deskstar 2TB drives for $140, and they're pretty well rated. Now I'm waiting for the externals to be USB 3.0 enabled, Copying data onto a 1TB drive via USB 2.0 can take several hours.

P.S. I'm a bit uncomfortable buying WD since they disabled WDTLER. (

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Awesome, glad to hear another choice for the 2TB drives. Not really trusting Seagate anymore and WD is too pricey. Just leaves me with Hitachi which actually gets the best reviews and price is really cheap with some of the crazy deals that were around in the recent months. Waiting for them to hit a normal price of $110.

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Nice! I already have a pair of 1TB Samsung F1 HDDs, a 1TB Samsung F2 HDD and a 1.5TB Samsung F2 HDD. Need to add this to my collection too.

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