Samsung Spinpoint F3 1000GB manual

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1000GB
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Note: In some rare cases SATA 1.5Gb/s hosts can not establish SATA
interface connection with SATA 3.0Gb/s devices due to interface
protocol issues.
In this case you should switch your drive to SATA 1.5Gb/s speed
with a software which we are providing via

Installing the hard disk


2. Partitioning and Formatting the Drive

Refer to your Operating System manual or system manual for
partitioning and formatting.
Power Cable
Main Board
Serial SATA
Host Adapter
Attach the SATA interface cable to the interface connector on the hard disk
drive. The connector is keyed and will fit in only one way.
Attach the power cable to the power receptor on the hard disk drive. The
connector is keyed and will fit in only one way.
Check all other cable connections before turning on your computer.
CAUTION!: Do not force or rock the connectors into their sockets on the
hard disk drive. Push them in straight until they are seated.

PATA Installation

Configuring your Hard Disk Drive (Master, Slave)

Regular Pin Setting:
If your computer's maximum support level is under 32 GB:
Set as Master (AB)
Set as Slave
Select Cable (EF)
Set as Master (AB + CD)
Set as Slave (CD) Select Cable (CD + EF)

SATA Installation

(a) Turn off the power of your computer.
(b) Unplug the external power cables to the computer.
(c) Open the cover of your Computer.
Cover opening mechanism and the location of the hard disk drive may
vary from one computer to another. (Consult your computer manual)
(d) Insert the HDD into an available 3.5" bay in your computer and secure
it to computer and secure it to the chassis using the provided screws.
(e) Connect Cables.
Do Not Connect
In Reverse !!
Note: - Turn off the system power !
- Cover opening mechanism and the location of the hard disk drive
may vary from one computer to another.
Turn off the computer, unplug the external cables,
and open computer cover. Mount the hard disk
drive in the designated place in the computer
with screws provided with the product.
Connect 40 pin interface cable and power cable.
Make sure that the direction of the cables are
correct and matches the shape of the receptacles
when connecting cables. Incorrect cable connection
may damage the hard disk drive.
Pin No.1

Installation Your Hard Drive


1. Making Computer Detect the New Device

Note: Run the CMOS (BIOS) set-up program to detect the new hard disk
Go into CMOS screen during the booting of the computer. For descriptive
details of the program, refer to the computer's user's manual.
Make the computer detect the hard disk.
If your computer supports IDE HDD Auto Detection, the hard disk drive will
automatically be detected.
If your computer does not support auto detect, go into the User Define
Mode and by referring written information on the product, set the correct
settings for Cylinder, Head, and Sector and if some Bios must be, set the
HDD Mode to LBA.
Save the changed details and exit.
Additional information can be obtained at
HDD does not be recognized in BIOS setup.
First, confirm whether each cable was connected correctly.
Confirm whether Jumper-setting is correct.
Confirm whether BIOS setup became correctly.
Even though the HDD recognized in BIOS setup, it does not be seen in
Confirm whether did correctly partition and format.
Partition can be created through the Fdisk or Installing OS according
to OS's version.
Although my drive is larger than 137GB, it is only shown as 137GB.
There are two reasons of the 137GB (128GiB) capacity barrier.
One is a hardware barrier which some motherboards do not support 48 bit
LBA.The other is a software barrier which Windows2000 and Windows XP
do not support larger than 137GB.
Please refer below URLs for recognizing larger than 137GB in the software
For download the SP3 for Win2000:
For editing the registry for Win2000:;en-us;305098
For download the SP1 for Win-XP:

3. Samsung World Wide Web Site

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1000GB

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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1000GB specifications

Brand Samsung
Model Spinpoint F3 1000GB
Product Hard Drive
EAN 2001797708009, 3492548064953, 3610170010289, 3831106630016, 5711045125645, 8808993343768, 9858594547576
Language English
Filetype PDF
HDD capacity 1000 GB
HDD speed 7200 RPM
Interface Serial ATA II
HDD size 3.5 "
Storage drive buffer size 32 MB
Type HDD
Access time 8.9 ms
Average latency 4.14 ms
Read seek time 11 ms
Start/stop cycles 50000
Bytes per sector 512
Other features
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T) 0 - 60 °C
Storage temperature (T-T) -40 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H) 5 - 90 %
Storage relative humidity (H-H) 5 - 95 %
Operating shock 70 G
Non-operating shock 300 G
Operating altitude -300 - 3000 m
Non-operating altitude -300 - 12000 m
Weight & dimensions
Width 101.5 mm
Height 26.1 mm
Depth 147 mm
Weight 625 g
Operating voltage 5 / 12 V
Start-up current 2.2 A
Power consumption (standby) 1 W
Power consumption (off) 1 W
Power consumption (typical) 6.7 W
Power consumption (read) 7.2 W
Power consumption (write) 7.2 W
Power consumption (idle) 6.3 W
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