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.