An often overlooked and mandatory component of your everyday computer, the hard drive is the slowest of your computer memory bringing up the rear behind the CPU cache and your ram. But, when calculating overall computer and application performance, most people think that they have to upgrade their CPU or install faster ram or in some cases a whole new motherboard when all they had to do is install a faster hard drive. This review will introduce you to a quiet and fast choice for your next harddrive.
SAMSUNG COMPANY PROFILE
Head Office Corporate Information
Samsung delivers management reform through New Management to maintain high international competitiveness. SAMSUNG is dedicated to contributing to mankind's quality of life. The year 2000 will be declared as the First year of Samsung Digital Management to speed up the digitization of all areas of management with an ultimate objective to become a leader in the digital age of the 21st century. Samsung has continuously improved its financial structure by increasing profits, reducing costs, and enhancing brand image. SAMSUNG's stability and development potential are universally recognized.
Samsung Canada Corporate Information
After only a decade of growth since first entering the Canadian market in 1987, Samsung Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has emerged as the market leader. We are growing in Canada by about 20% per year and continue to build a strong presence in every market we enter. Operating as part of Samsung's Americas group, our Canadian operations gain considerable competitive advantage from Samsung's local Americas R&D, manufacturing, and technical support. Samsung Electronics in Canada focuses on consumer electronics and information systems products. Consumer electronics began in Canada in 1987, followed by IS in 1992. The information sales division has grown 61% since 1992. Samsung has introduced a wide range of IS products into the Canadian market, which include hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, fax machines and monitors enforcing its leading market position and fast year-over-year growth with a strong local presence and reseller network to serve Canadian consumers from coast to coast. Samsung is building a strong presence in Canada as it has all over the world.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
Let's see what Samsung is saying about their drives and what is displayed on their website.
- 2 Heads, 1 Disks, 40.0GB, 2MB Buffer
- Data Transfer Rate : 557Mbits/sec, 100MB/sec
- 3.5 inch High Performance Hard Drives
- 7,200rpm Spindle Speed
- High Speed Digital Signal Processor(DSP) Based Architecture
- Ultra DMA/100 Compatible
- 8.9 ms Average Seek Time <--Very Good
- Acoustic Noise Suppression Technology - NoiseGuard™
- Support ATA Security Mode Feature
- Support ATA Host Protected Area Feature
- S.M.A.R.T Compliant
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