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Samsung F4 2TB or Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000?

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The samsung is 3.0gb/s and hitachi 6gb/s. Beyond that they look very similar. The samsung is on sale for 69 while the Hitachi can be had for 10 less due to sale plus $10 mir. Either are on the egg.

I have two of the F4 drives waiting to go into a server I am building plus I have an F4 in my sig rig as backup.

However, when bulldozer comes out I will finish my wife's future build with probably the same drive setup as mine. Thus I need at least one more 2TB drive. And possibly one more for the server I am building.

So which drive should I get?
post #2 of 12
I'd personally get the F4. Don't be fooled by marketing of Sata 6Gb/s. The sata port is nowhere near the limiting factor of mechanical hard drives.
post #3 of 12
Get whatever is cheaper.

Note these are sub 7200RPM so I would only use for storage.
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Get whatever is cheaper.

Note these are sub 7200RPM so I would only use for storage.
They are essentially the same price. I think the $10 mir is just bonus and no game changer. Plus what would you recommend for a home server? Keep in mind I will have an ssd in the server as well. Mostly backup, media streaming, remote access and some hosting.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 5/24/11 at 9:56am
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I am a fan of samsung so that's what I would get, otherwise pick up the cheapest option.
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Get the quieter one with less vibrations/resonance.
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Get the quieter one with less vibrations/resonance.
They both claim to be quiet. Lol. Sad face. I looked as I hate a noisy pc.
post #8 of 12
+1 for whichever is cheaper.

For me that was the F4, can't comment on the Hitachi, but the F4's quiet and does what it needs to as a storage drive (no complaints here).
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I got the Hitachi for $69.99 few months back from Amazon and i'm very satisfied with it. Man i'll probably get another one from NE today since it's now only $59.99.
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I would trust anything with the SpinPoint brand on it, and I'll probably buy more of the F4s in the future. Great drives in my experience.
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