Samsung gets new 1TB RAID Class 3.5″ hard drive


samsung-f1r.jpgSamsung Electronics has just announced a new F1 RAID Class 3.5” SATA hard drive that comes with a capacity of 1TB. This new Samsung hard drive was specially designed and manufactured for enterprise storage and surveillance applications. It touts to offer the highest recording density in the world, using just three platters and running at 7,200rpm. Whether you are running a database, email servers, web servers, super computing, software development, data warehousing, surveillance, call center or nearline/backup storage systems, Samsung assures you that the F1 RAID Class 3.5″ SATA hard drive is more than up to the task.

According to the press release, it seems as though Samsung’s new Spinpoint F1R does not have any shortcomings. Constructed in a manner that aims to meet the industry’s highest quality standards, you get a mean time between failure (MTBF) of up to 1.2 million hours. The F1R also boasts enterprise class features like command completion time limit, and vibration tolerance with RV controller (RVC). Additional features include a 16 or 32MB cache, a Serial ATA 3.0Gbps interface, a 175MB/s maximum media transfer rate, and NCQ for random I/O performance.

Normal home users ought to give this a miss since you won’t need all the firepower under the hood. The Samsung Spinpoint F1R is more suited towards use in video surveillance and similar environments with critical features such as high reliability in heavy-duty, 24/7 operations, low power consumption, improved performance, high capacity, and A/V streaming firmware command set. In addition, you gain the benefits of low heat generation and power consumption, high durability and stability in extreme environments (low/high temperatures, high humidity), stable performance for prolonged operation periods, and large storage capacity for extended recording time. Interested parties will be able to check out the Samsung F1R Spinpoint sometime in Q1 2008.

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