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Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD offers 1TB; 500GB per platter

Samsung on Wednesday announced a new line-up of high-density hard drives for high-end computing environments, the Spinpoint F3.The new drives operate at 7200RPM with capacities of up to 1 terabyte, thanks to fitting 500GB on each platter:Increased areal density per platter provides up to a 30 percent higher performance than a three-platter 1 TB in the same 3.

Samsung on Wednesday announced a new line-up of high-density hard drives for high-end computing environments, the Spinpoint F3.

The new drives operate at 7200RPM with capacities of up to 1 terabyte, thanks to fitting 500GB on each platter:

Increased areal density per platter provides up to a 30 percent higher performance than a three-platter 1 TB in the same 3.5” form factor. A reduction in mechanical parts also contributes to enhanced reliability in terms of anti-shock and data failure.

The drives are the latest entry in the high-density storage wars.

Samsung’s Spinpoint F3 offers 7200RPM rotational speed, a 3.0Gbps SATA interface, Native Command Queuing features and a 16 MB/32MB buffer memory. The drives offer "SilentSeek" and "NoiseGuard" low noise operation technology.

The Spinpoint F3 is currently available in 500GB capacity worldwide, according to the company, though I was unable to locate any on the web in a search.

The 1TB drive scheduled for shipment in August.