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Is there a big performance difference between the 640AAKS (Caviar Blue) vs the Samsung F3 H103SJ (1TB). I'm debating if I should buy the H103SJ and retire my 640AAKS.
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The WD 640 is faster than the F3 isn't it? Is it the one with the dual platters? If you want larger space though, the f3 tb is still a good HDD.
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Run CrystalMark on your Caviars please. People with 103SJ's can then post screenshots of same bench running on them. I got a few and can give you a worst case scenario .
    
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The F3 is considerably faster over the AAKS drives.

I'd say just grab another AAKS and RAID0 it though. Would probably give you the best bang for your buck upgrade. The AAKS drives were the fastest drives out before the F3's came out.
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Samsung F3 H103SJ is the fastest HDD around my friend. If you can get your hands on F3 don't hesitate. Silent, fast and reliable !!
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Samsung F3 H103SJ is the fastest HDD around my friend. If you can get your hands on F3 don't hesitate. Silent, fast and reliable !!
Actually that's slightly incorrect.

For sequential read / writes, the F3 is the fastest.

For general use (due to a low access time), the WD Black 1TB and up is faster. Or the Raptors.

Best bang for your buck is hands down the F3 though due to being almost half the price of the Blacks.
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