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Samsung readies two-platter 1TB drive

updated 11:20 pm EDT, Tue July 28, 2009

Samsung Spinpoint F3

Samsung tonight advanced hard drives in cautious form by upgrading the density, not the capacity, of its Spinpoint line. The Spinpoint F3 reaches a maximum 1TB of space but does so using only two 500GB platters instead of the usual three or four; the move significantly increases the speed of accessing data as much as 30 percent by reducing the seek time for data. It moreover improves the reliability of the drives by reducing the number of moving parts.

Every F3 turns at 7,200RPM and plugs into SATA or SATA II interfaces. The 1TB drive ships in August and will have a 32MB buffer, but a 500GB, single-platter version is available now with a 16MB buffer. Prices of the drives haven't been made public.



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  1. Demonike

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    Parts

    "It moreover improves the reliability of the drives by reducing the number of moving parts."

    Either there are two or four platters, they are considered ONE moving part, as they are fixed to one another. The same can be applied to r/w heads. What is improving the reliability however, is the reduced COMPLEXITY of moving parts.

    Does anybody know how to apply for writing these articles? It seems they are written by people without the simplest of technical understanding...

  1. elroth

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    well

    "Does anybody know how to apply for writing these articles? It seems they are written by people without the simplest of technical understanding."

    I suggest you improve your grammar first.

  1. ggirton

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    i wonder if they has made it public if these drive is for them notebook and for them desktop computering. Cant they think what to know before they are write?

    And arnt the commenting person who complain about the grammerz having the sense of humourouses?

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