Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 Internal Hard Drive

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  • 3.5" SATA-II Hard Drive
  • 7200RPM
  • 32MB Cache

Product Description

Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 Internal Hard Drive

Samsung Spinpoint drive by Seagate
The Spinpoint F3 operates at 7200RPM with up to 1 Terabyte (TB) data storage capacity by using two 500 Gigabyte (GB) per platter disks. As well as meeting data center requirements for addition storage to meet rising demand and increasing performance needs, the drives also deliver high-performance with lower power for desktop computers and servers.
The Spinpoint F3 utilizes advanced 500GB per platter technology, so that two-platter 1TB capacity is achieved. Increased areal density per platter provides up to a 30 percent higher performance than a three-platter 1TB 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. Samsung's hard drive utilizes its low noise operation technology SilentSeek and NoiseGuard to achieve a quiet operation system. In addition, the Spinpoint F3 is compliant with the restriction of hazardous substances directive.
Key Features
  • Formatted capacity: 1TB
  • Serial ATA 3.0Gbps Interface Support
  • Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance
  • ATA 48-bit Address Feature
  • NoiseGuard™ & SilentSeek™ technologies
  • Drive Configurations
  • Capacity: 1 TB
  • Interface: Serial ATA 3.0Gbps
  • Buffer DRAM Size: 32 MB
  • Byte per Sector: 512 bytes
  • Rotational Speed: 7,200 RPM
Performance Specifications
  • Average Seek time(typical): 8.9 ms
  • Data Transfer Rate / Media to/from Buffer(Max.): 250 MB/sec
  • Data Transfer Rate / Buffer to/from Host(Max.): 300 MB/sec
  • Average Latency: 4.17 ms
  • Drive Ready Time(typical): 1 sector in 10^15bits
  • Idle: 2.5 Bel
  • Performance Seek: 2.8 Bel
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature / Operating: 0 ~ 60 °C
  • Temperature / Non-operating: -40 ~ 70 °C
  • Humidity(non-condensing) / Operating: 5 ~ 90 %
  • Humidity(non-condensing) / Non-operating: 5 ~ 95 %
  • Liner Shock(1/2 sine pulse) / Operating: 70 G
  • Liner Shock(1/2 sine pulse) / Non-operating: 300 G
  • Altitude(relative to sea level) / Operating: -300 to 3,000 m
  • Altitude(relative to sea level) / Non-operating: -300 to 12,000 m
Power Requirements
  • Voltage: +5V±5%
  • Spin-up Current (Max.): 2.2A
  • Seek (typical): 6.7W
  • Read/Write (typical): 7.2W
  • Idle (typical): 6.3W
  • Standby (typical): 1W
  • Sleep (typical):1W

Technical Specification

Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 Internal Hard Drive


Interface SATA 3Gb/s
Features NoiseGuard, SilentSeek technology, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), Rotational Vibration (RV) compensation technology, Flying On Demand (FOD) Technology, S.M.A.R.T.
Device Type Hard drive - internal
Capacity 1 TB
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Buffer Size 32 MB
Width 10.2 cm
Depth 14.7 cm
Height 2.6 cm
Weight 0.63 kg

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x SATA 3 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H
Compatible Bay 3.5" x 1/3H


Drive Transfer Rate 300 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate 250 MBps
Seek Time 8.9 ms (average)
Average Latency 4.17 ms
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm


Non-Recoverable Errors 1 per 10^15
Start / Stop Cycles 50,000


Works with Windows Vista Software and devices that carry the Works with Windows Vista logo have been tested for baseline compatibility with PC's running.
Compliant Standards RoHS

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 60 °C
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 90%
Shock Tolerance 70 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 300 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)

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