Samsung has launched a new 500GB-per-platter desktop and server HDD, Furthermore, by reducing the number of mechanical parts, the F3 is less susceptible to shock and less failure-prone. The Spinpoint F3 features SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technology, makes use of the SATA II interface and hosts 16MB/32MB of cache. The 500GB version is currently available worldwide, and the 1TB drive is expected to ship at some point in August. There is no mention of an MSRP.