Samsung rolls out coolest 1TB drive

Samsung has begun shipping its F1 series 1TB hard drive promising the world's highest recording density using only three disks. The Serial ATA 3.5in F1 Series run at 7,200rpm and provide a higher data storage density per platter by using three disks, resulting in faster data processing. Samsung also claims that optimised electronics and power saving modes reduce power consumption and resulting heat dissipation to make the F1 the coolest operating 1TB drive on the market.

"Based on published specs for Samsung's F1 Series and similar products from other suppliers, Samsung's has the best performance and lowest power consumption of any product in its category," said Mark Geenen, president at analyst firm TrendFocus. Perpendicular magnetic recording with Samsung's flying-on-demand head technology improves recording stability over changing temperature ranges, according to the company.

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also for those worried about backups that SERIOUSLY i would recommend burning all your important data to quality dvd's (like Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R's (which in general is the most praised for long term data storage) (you can get these from rima.com), and Verbatim 16x DVD+R's (alot of people have these)) this way you have two copies on high quality media... and if you really picky just get a hard drive and have a third copy ;)

p.s. burn your dvd's @ 8x (12x tops in some cases depending on how old your burner is etc) to as thats generally a safe speed to burn 16x rated media at.

p.s.s. im getting this information about the dvd storage backups etc from club.cdfreaks.com forums (they know what there talking about)

WTF?

mean time between failures up to 1.2 million hrs..?!?!?!?

THAT'S 136 YEARS @ 24 hrs/day...How the hell did they test it?

Beats an average of 5 years at the moment!!!

Surely that CAN'T be right.

Simple, this was first invented in 1871 and they've been testing it ever since. So yesterday it crashed and Today it's hitting the market. EZ Math.

I was just about to buy 4 WD10EACS low power drives for my raid box when I saw this title. My first impression was to hold off on buying the WD drives but then I saw the price. Why are these $100 (roughly 35%) more expensive than the WD drives? Is it just higher platter density? If I'm not interested in speed as this is for single user storage, wouldn't lower density be more reliable?

I have 4 of these 1Tb drives on order for one of my NAS units

Raid5 .. so just under 3Tb of usable space with redundancy . .. won't last me too long though, maybe 6 more months or so before i need more space..

is more "safe" to have a raid 0 on two 500gb and keep another one of 120-200 for backup and none important stuff.
i have one 120gb for system. 320 for storage and another 120 for backups.

im looking to buy one 500gb and pair my two 120gb in raid 0 for system.

All these bigger drives are pointless. They are slow as hell if you even dare to fill that much data on them, and your crazy to trust all that data on them if they happen to fail. I think around 160G is good enough. Of course if your a major DVD pirate, you will need 1T of storage I suppose. Not to mentaion the amount of time it would take to do a proper format to one of these.

DJ Specs said,
Of course if your a major DVD pirate, you will need 1T of storage I suppose.

I legitimately bought over 2,000+ DVD movies over the years, & since I cannot stand the fact they get potentially scratched (I decided to start making backups)... My puny 2TB+ of compressed movie storage is still not good enough. It would be nice if 100TB drives were invented, I would rather backup my DVD's in raw format. :nuts:

no way, u must have a crappy pc? ... cause i have 250 - 200 and 400GB hard drives and i NEVER get data corruption on them... so it's either your internet connection getting the corrupted data when you download it or the pc (probably mobo) thats acting up.

either way i would recommend you run a program called "Prime95" on that pc, run the "torture test" program overnight and if it has 0errors and 0 warnings... then your pc is pretty much stable... if it fails this, that could be the program for the data corruption.

sounds nice, but for $399 you gotta be either rich or not to bright to shell out that much for a hard drive. it's just not wise, even though it sure would be great to have that much storage ;)

it's generally best to shell out around the 100 dollar area as thats usually the sweet spot for storage/price. i figure $150 tops, anything over that probably aint to wise.

ThaCrip said,
sounds nice, but for $399 you gotta be either rich or not to bright to shell out that much for a hard drive. it's just not wise, even though it sure would be great to have that much storage ;)

it's generally best to shell out around the 100 dollar area as thats usually the sweet spot for storage/price. i figure $150 tops, anything over that probably aint to wise.

Well, that's a wise notion,...however perhaps you would enlighten us as to the size/speed/technology of drive that is worth around the "$100" mark.

Personally, in the UK, I'd spend next to nothing on storage. It's a saturated market and it's very easy to get good cheap storage.

ThaCrip said,
sounds nice, but for $399 you gotta be either rich or not to bright to shell out that much for a hard drive. it's just not wise, even though it sure would be great to have that much storage ;)

it's generally best to shell out around the 100 dollar area as thats usually the sweet spot for storage/price. i figure $150 tops, anything over that probably aint to wise.

...not to mention that it's wiser to spend about $100 less for a pair of 500 GB drives (they retail at about $120 CAD) and lose only half of the data if one drive goes kaput, as opposed to losing an entire terabyte's worth of data. (Of course, if 90% of the data on the drive are pirated movies, then... )

rm20010 said,
...not to mention that it's wiser to spend about $100 less for a pair of 500 GB drives (they retail at about $120 CAD) and lose only half of the data if one drive goes kaput, as opposed to losing an entire terabyte's worth of data. (Of course, if 90% of the data on the drive are pirated movies, then... )

i agree that that way it is better and cost effective but there are reasons why people will want to buy only one disk. power consumption, space etc. also, this can bring high capacity storage for portable devices!!

initial prices are always high. thats for early adopters but eventually, the technology will be copied, xeroxed (:P) and the price will reduce in no time.

Wiggz said,

Well, that's a wise notion,...however perhaps you would enlighten us as to the size/speed/technology of drive that is worth around the "$100" mark.

Personally, in the UK, I'd spend next to nothing on storage. It's a saturated market and it's very easy to get good cheap storage.

well when i said 100 dollar area i was just throwing out a pretty close ball park figure .... but basically i paid about 116 dollars around christmas of 2006 (about a year ish ago) for a 400GB SATAII Seagate 7200RPM 16MB Cache hard drive which at the time was almost as good as you could get in terms of price per GB type stuff.... they had a 500GB (i think samsung but i cant recall for sure) at the time for not to much more but i went with the one i did cause it was overall faster/better besides the extra storage... plus not to mention seagates 5 year warranty :)

but yeah, i was just referring to "as big of hard drive as you can get without price going sky high" is what i was basically referring to with the "100 dollar area" stuff ... technically you could get a hard drive about half that price with a moderate amount of storage and that would not be a bad way to save cash to ... but when i look at pc stuff in general i try to get as good as stuff as you can get without it killing your wallet , which is what i did with the "100 dollar area" stuff (as far as hard drives are concerned)

but like i was also saying you could probably get a hard drive in the 50-60 dollar area thats probably quite big for the average joe, say roughly 200GB. as they probably would never use that much storage but me i store alot of XviD movies on my hard drive which is where the majority of my space is burned up (i got a total of 850GB... 250GB - 200GB - 400GB)

rm20010 said,

...not to mention that it's wiser to spend about $100 less for a pair of 500 GB drives (they retail at about $120 CAD) and lose only half of the data if one drive goes kaput, as opposed to losing an entire terabyte's worth of data. (Of course, if 90% of the data on the drive are pirated movies, then... )

Two 3-platter 500GB drives have twice the probability of failing as a single 3-platter 1GB drive and 133% the probability of failing if they only use 2 platters.