Samsung Announces EcoGreen F3EG 2TB Hard Drives

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology 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.

Samsung EcoGreen F3EG HDD

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.

Related posts

Pop the Lock

Pop the Lock

Pop the Lock is a game that, when you look at its name and its avatar, you pretty much know what it is all about. Quite honestly, when we found this free Android app we thought it would be another puzzle game but it wasn’t… The main goal here is to unlock the padlock that you see and see how...

ASUS launches ROG ARES II graphics card

Perhaps as a response to NVIDIA’s launch of the GeForce GTX Titan the Taiwanese ASUS has started the sales of another 3D graphics monster – the dual-GPU ROG ARES II-6GD5 graphics card. The new graphics card is based on two AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics chips and 6 GB of...

New Kinect bundle for $119

If you're a Xbox360 owner and still wondering whether to buy a Kinect motion-gaming peripheral for you console, just to inform you that Microsoft offers a Kinect Sensor bundle for $119 over at Amazon. Unfortunately, this bundle is only for buyers from US and will be while supplies last until...

Leave a comment