Originally Posted by compuman145
Not really since not many SSD's are utilising SATA6 at the moment, the only ones I think that do are the intel discks.
It's also the platters that the mechanical drive runs on, the Samsungs are pretty much it at the moment for cost/reliablility/performance
True, it's also the controllers that the drive uses and the platters again. The extra cost isn't worth the performance you might get.
He's not gaming, why go with those?
Those samsungs are a great performance/price ratio. But they are by no means reliable. I have owned 3, and all 3 are dead. I was so fed up when the third one died that I didnt bother with the rma. Now i have 2 wd caviar blacks, and I gotta say these are the most reliable drives I have ever owned. They have been going strong for quite some time now with no hiccups. The blacks come with a 5-year warranty versus the samsungs 3-year.
Now the catch is they are more expensive, and not quite as fast. The difference in speed is negligable imho. I sure cant tell the difference.
Its all about what you want. (Affordability - Speed - Reliability) when buying a hard drive you can only have 2 of the 3.
If you plan on keeping your computer for a long time, go with western digital as there reliability is second to none. If you plan on upgrading or selling it within the next three years, or just want raw performance more than anything, then id go with the f3's.