**was £56.49 price went up to £57.99 9th Feb 2010 just updated the price**
I bought a few of these from saverstore when they just came out, have not had a problem with them.
works out to be about 5.5p per GB
Samsung's F2 Series EcoGreen Drive is the ideal high capacity drive for green computing environments.The new eco-friendly hard drive, F2EG is designed to meet demand for high performance devices with lower power consumption. Samsungs EcoGreen F2 makes it possible to design storage systems with the right balance of high capacity, fast performance and energy conservation. Samsung F2EG has the worlds best areal density at 5400RPM rotation speeds. High density means more bits pass under the head faster, and it improves the drive performance. Samsung employs an advanced data recording technology, which brings the next generation technology into todays single disk platform, enabling Samsungs new 5400RPM drives to perform at current 7200RPM drive speeds. The internal SysMark test results confirms that F2EG performs as same as 7200RPM drive speeds, and even 10% faster than other green drives.
Power Requirements Voltage +5V±5%, +12V±10%
Spin-up Current (Max.) 2.0A
Seek (typical) 5.2W
Read/Write (typical) 5.6W
Idle (typical) 4.4W
Standby (typical) 1W
Sleep (typical) 1W