June 11, 1998 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Announces 8.4GB Model In New Hard Drive Series

SEOUL, Korea -- Samsung Electronics' Storage Division announces a new hard drive series featuring the 8.4GB VG38404A, Samsung's highest capacity drive to date, and the 4.32GB VG34324A.
The 2.8GB per platter product is designed to meet increased consumer demand for high-capacity, high-performance drives for desktop PC users. These models started shipping this month.
According to Tom Judge, Samsung's Director of Channel Sales and Marketing for Storage, "These new products are part of Samsung's ongoing effort to offer our storage customers a full range of solutions at all key capacity points. The new 8.4GB hard drive is designed for the performance user who needs a high-capacity, high-speed storage solutions for video, data and graphic-intensive applications."
This is Samsung's fourth generation of drives with Magnetoresistive (MR) heads. MR Technology has multiple times the capacity of normal thin film inductive heads, allowing for more information storage than ever before.
Both drives feature a fast spindle speed of 5,400 rpm, an Aultra ATA/EIDE interface, and a 512KB segmented read/write cache buffer. They also utilize UltraDMA/33 that allows data to be transferred at speeds up to 33.3MB/s and increases the performance of the drive.
Ultra ATA performance is accomplished via PIO Mode 4, and Multi-Word DMA Mode 2. Both high-reliability drives achieve an MTBF rating of 500,000 hours and feature a rugged 10Gs of operating shock.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a US $13 billion (1997) flagship company of Korean-based the Samsung Group, is a world leader in electronics, with operations in more than 60 countries and 85,000 employees Worldwide.

CONTACT:
Sunyoung Myung
Storage Strategic Marketing Team
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Tel: 82-2-751-6287
Fax: 82-2-751-6079
Email: contigo@samsung.co.kr


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