Samsung 2TB SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Hard Drive

Samsung 2TB SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Hard Drive

Product overview



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The NEW Samsung EcoGreen F4

667GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk (3 platters on this disk) Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance. Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware. Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity. ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature. Intelligent compensation of external disturbance. ATA 48-bit Address Feature. SATA Native Command Queuing Feature. ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature Device Initiated


  • 667GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk (Disk has 3 platters)
  • Serial ATA 3.0Gbps Interface Support
  • Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR
  • Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity
  • Intelligent compensation of external disturbance
  • SATA Native Command Queuing Feature
  • Device Initiated SATA Power Management
  • Shock & Rotational vibration sensor
  • Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance
  • Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware
  • ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant
  • ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature
  • ATA 48-bit Address Feature
  • ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature
  • NoiseGuard™
  • SilentSeek™

Drive Configurations

  • Interface: Serial ATA 3.0Gbps
  • Buffer DRAM Size: 32 MB
  • Byte per Sector: 4K Sector with Emulation

Performance Specifications

  • Average Seek time(typical): 8.9 ms
  • Data Transfer Rate / Media to/from Buffer(Max.): 250MB/sec
  • Data Transfer Rate / Buffer to/from Host(Max.): 300MB/sec
  • Average Latency: 5.52 ms
  • Drive Ready Time(typical): 13 sec

Reliability Specifications

  • Non-recoverable Read Error: 1 sector in 1015bits


  • Idle: 2.5/2.6 Bel
  • Performance Seek: 2.8/2.9 Bel

Environmental Specifications

  • Temperature / Operating 0 ~ 60 °C
  • Temperature / Non-operating -40 ~ 70 °C
  • Humidity(non-condensing) / Operating 5 ~ 95 %
  • 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 -1,000 to 10,000 ft
  • Altitude(relative to sea level) / Non-operating -1,000 to 40,000 ft

Power Requirements

  • Voltage +5V±5%, +12V±10%
  • Spin-up Current (Max.) 2.0A
  • Seek (typical) 5.7W
  • Read/Write (typical) 6.3W
  • Idle (typical) 5.1W
  • Standby (typical) 1W
  • Sleep (typical) 1W

Physical Dimension

  • Height (Max.) 26.1 mm
  • Width 101.6 mm
  • Length 147.0 mm
  • Weight (avg.) 650g



Form Factor
Hard drive
Interface Type
Serial ATA-300
2 TB
Spin Speed (rpm)
5400 rpm

Customer reviews

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5* Compatibility with Synology NAS
Reviewed by D Greenhough on 23/10/2010
This disk is offered as a bundle with Diskstation 410j Nas. It isn't mentioned on the SYNOLOGY support site as either compatible or incompatible. Have you tested these to ensure your bundle works?
5* Zyxel NSA-221 with EcoGreen
Reviewed by Anonymous on 13/10/2011
I am planning buy this with Zyxel NSA-221 2-Bay NAS Appliance.Have BT tested for compatibity? also 667GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk? what does that mean? do I need caddy to fit?
5* question?
Reviewed by rada on 06/10/2010
Is this HD compatible with Mac Pro?

5* Answer to Mac Query
Reviewed by on 08/10/2010
It should work but you will need a caddy to fit the drive into the chassis. Apple should supply them if you dont.

5* Awesome drives
Reviewed by John on 20/05/2012
Got 3 of these at £79.99 each for a file server. Arrived next day, perfectly packed; did some tests and scans, no issues whatsoever. A point to note, they aren't technically Samsung drives anymore, the ones I received were "Seagate ST2000DL004 HD204UI" with Seagate sticker. No clue if they're Seagate manufactured with HD204UI label or Samsung manufactured with Seagate sticker. Either way, it works for me and I'm happy!
4* The likelehood is..
Reviewed by clive on 27/08/2012
...That these are Samsung drives to which a Seagate stock code has been added in order to merge their stock records.
Although Seagate have had poor reviews they seem to have done well with the go flex range - I have two that I am very happy with. It is therefore quite possible that they will in the long term sell everything under the Seagate branding.

BT clearly state in the blurb that this drive has three not four platters which is the main thing I am instersted in.

When it comes to failing then I have had over the years failures with every brand of drive you can name, including two samsung drives. This is whay I h The reality is that for these prices they cannot maintain high levels of quality control and the likely number that will fail is probably already known and factored in to the selling price.

I am going to take a chance on one of these
4* Beware Faulty Disks
Reviewed by Anonymous on 04/07/2011
These drives are good, fast and cool drives. Most drives manufactured since janurary are now free of the firmware fault, however, the firmware number is still the same. A word of warning though, of around 9 of these I have used, 2 were DOA and another one has recently failed with a severe collection of corrupt sectors arounds the 10-15% area. Would recommend a full format on arrival and regularly checking for read/write errors on these disks.
1* *BEWARE* Not an original Samsung HD204UI
Reviewed by Howie Seavers on 04/07/2012
This is a Seagate ST2000DL004 not a Samsung HD204UI.

This is a sad marketing gimmick by Seagate, cashing in on the name of a quality drive after they bought the Samsung brand last year and shut down the Samsung manufacturing facilities.

These are cheap, unreliable Seagate drives, made in China and with the poor quality underlined by Seagate's new 1 year warranty policy. There's no other reason why Seagate would slap a Samsung label on one of their own products aside from trying to trick unsuspecting buyers.

Avoid, avoid, avoid.
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