August 10, 1998 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Expands Its Line-Up Of Value Hard Disk Drives (The Spinpoint W series)

Kumi, Korea - August, 10, 1998 - Samsung Electronics announces the latest edition to its Spinpoint family of 3.5" Hard Disk Drives, with the introduction of the Spinpoint W2100 series (2.1/3.2/4.3 GB). Designed by Samsung, the Spinpoint W2100 series is Samsung's sixth generation of hard drives targeted at the value-class desktop market.

The Spinpoint W2100 series features dramatically improved acoustic noise levels of 34dB with random R/W and 32.5 dB in Idle mode, through the implementation of Sinusoidal Seek technology (a Samsung in-house developed technology) whereby the VCM is controlled through a sinewave.

This latest series of Samsung's hard disk drives is the first to include Flash ROM, in addition, the drive also features a very low, improved, power consumption. During random Read/Write the power consumption is 4.4w, 5.6w in Seek mode, 3.1w in Idle mode, and 1.3w in Standby. Also, the rotational shock of the drives has been increased from 10 to 18K rad/sec22ms(min). And, with a Read/Write Buffer of 512 KB using fast 4 Mb EDO RAM, the drive give users the ability to transfer more information from hard disk to memory quicker.

Samsung controls its manufacturing costs through high levels of vertical integration, and through reducing the number of components on the PCB. In comparison with previous generation Spinpoint W series, a 30 percent reduction in the number of components on the PCB has been achieved with the current Spinpoint W2100 series.

The Spinpoint W2100 series incorporates thin film head technology. It features a fast spindle speed of 5400, and UltraDMA/33 that allows data to be transferred at speeds of up to 33.3MB/S.

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.

Yunhee Na
Storage Strategic Marketing Team
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
tTel: 82-2-751-6554
Fax: 82-2-751-6079

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