Samsung today announced its one terabyte EcoGreen F1 hard drive with low power features. Samsung’s new eco-friendly drive can be adopted as an external hard drive as well as an internal drive for desktop PCs.

Samsung claim that it is ideal for surveillance applications and for audio and video recording where low power and stability requirements are critical.

Samsung’s EcoGreen F1 hard drive provides a 15 percent power savings compared to other low-powered one terabyte capacity hard drives and a 50 percent power reduction against traditional one terabyte hard drives.

The EcoGreen F1 hard drive offers the highest capacity per disk for one terabyte hard drives, at 334GB per platter. This reduces the number of parts required to operate the hard drive and helps to boost the drive’s speed for overall improved performance.

Samsung’s new eco-friendly hard drive utilizes its low noise operation technology SilentSeek and NoiseGuard to achieve a quiet operation system. A reinforced flying on demand (FOD) technology controls the distance between the disk and the head, a safety measure to protect the head and raise the stability of data stored on the disk.

Samsung’s EcoGreen F1 incorporates 5400RPM rotational speeds, 3.0Gbps SATA interface, native command queuing features along with a 32MB buffer memory.

The EcoGreen F1 will launch in the second quarter of 2008 with a MSRP of $199.00.

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