Samsung today announced its new EcoGreen F2EG hard disk that delivers a massive 1.5TB of capacity with 500GB per disk. With increased recording density and reduced number of disks, the Samsung EcoGreen F2 drive is more power efficient by supporting a capacity up to 1.5TB with 3 disks. With fewer heads and disks, the Samsung F2EG hard drive has a lower probability of head-disk failures, enabling customers to build more reliable systems. As hard disk capacity increases from an increased number of disks, so does power consumption. However, Samsung’s F2EG drive offers low power consumption by using EcoTriangle, a low-power, low-heat, low-noise operation technology. With its advanced design and fewer components, the Samsung F2EG drive is 40% lower in power consumption in idle mode and 45% lower in reading/writing mode than competitive drives.
Samsung’s EcoGreen F2EG drive incorporates 500GB/1TB/1.5TB capacity, 16MB/32MB buffer memory, and 3.0 gigabytes per second (Gbps) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface. The 1.5TB HDD is available at $149.00 MSRP.