AAPL Stock: 112.12 ( + 2.62 )

Printed from

Samsung intros fast Spinpoint F4 desktop drive

updated 03:50 pm EDT, Mon June 14, 2010

Samsung Spinpoint F4 10pc faster but also greener

Samsung today added a new, high-speed desktop drive to its Spinpoint mix. Although topping out at 320GB, the F4 is designed for speed with its entire storage in a single, half-platter design that drastically cuts back on the seek time. The disk is estimated to run about 10 percent faster than the earlier F3 yet still uses about seven percent less power.

It still spins at the 7,200RPM of typical desktop hard drives and attaches to an SATA or SATA II system, including Macs; Samsung sees it as a drive for Mac Pros and other workstations or servers that need speed but where an SSD would be too expensive. The disk will have either 8MB or 16MB of buffer space and should still be quiet in spite of the extra performance.

Unlike most of Samsung's drive line, the F4 is intended primarily for system builders and doesn't have a price. Most of the Korean company's drives are usually available in retail.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Doesn't have a price eh?

    I guess I'll take two.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented