October 14, 1998 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Announces The SPINPOINT V 4300

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ -- October, 14, 1998 -- Samsung Electronics America's Storage System Division introduces its most advanced hard disk drive family yet, the new SpinPoint V 4300 Series.

Offering capacities ranging from 4.3GB to 12.9GB, the new SpinPoint V 4300 drives utilize an industry-leading, high-density 4.3GB per platter platform. Designed to meet desktop market demand for high-performance, high-capacity desktop storage, the new models include the single platter SV0432A (4.3GB), the two disk SV0844A (8.4GB), and the three-platter SV1296A (12.9GB), Samsung's highest capacity hard disk drive to date.

Mass production has already commenced on the SpinPoint V 4300 drives; first customer shipments will begin in October. According to Tom Judge, Samsung's Director of Hard Disk Drive Marketing, "Samsung is committed to be a leader in time-to-market and time-to-volume with its storage products. With the SpinPoint V 4300 series, Samsung will be among the first to deliver 4.3GB per platter technology to its ever growing customer base.

The drives offer enhanced performance and deliver true value to desktop PC users who run today's advanced multimedia and data intensive applications." Designed by Samsung, the new SpinPoint V 4300 series combines an Ultra ATA interface that is SMART III compliant, a 9.5ms seek time, a 5,400 RPM spindle motor and an enhanced digital read channel. The series also employs Samsung's sixth-generation Magnetoresistive (MR) heads for increased storage capacity and transfer rates.

All three drives feature Ultra DMA/33 that allows data to be transferred at ultra-fast speeds up to 33.3MB/s, double the transfer rate of older technology drives. A superior 512KB Segmented Read/Write Cache Buffer allows users to transfer more of the specific information they need from hard disk to memory. The Ultra UDMA/66 SpinPoint V 4300 Series product is scheduled and will be available for mass production in Q1 of 1999.

Fast ATA-4 performtance is accomplished via PIO Mode 4, and Multi-Word DMA Mode 2. The high-reliability SpinPoint V 4300 drives achieve an MTBF rating of 500,000 hours and have a 50,000 CSS rating, the industry's highest, for contact-stop-start. The drives' utilize a special Self-Monitoring and Analysis Reporting (SMART III compliant) feature for increased data protection with early warning capability.

Samsung supports the SpinPoint V 4300 series with a three year warrantythat includes toll-free technical support 24-hours a day/7 days a week. For additional information on any Samsung storage products or for the name of the nearest dealer, contact Samsung toll-free at (800) 933-4110 or viathe Internet at http://www.sosimple.com.

The Company Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc.(SEA), is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). SEA's Information Systems and Storage System Divisions, with headquartersin San Jose, CA, market complete lines of computer display and storage products, including DVD-ROM Drives and Hard Disk Drives.

Contact: Russ Rowland or HWH Public Relations
Phone: (212)355-5049
FAX: (212)593-0065
E-mail: russr@hwhpr.com

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