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Hello OCNers,

As my Caviar Black 750GB is running out of Space, and I don't want to use my SSD's space for storage, I thought it was a good idea to have more storage space and buy a 2nd HDD.

I looked at my frequent store and realized they have these 2;

http://www2.hardwareversand.de/artic...id=28152&lid=2

http://www2.hardwareversand.de/artic...id=46238&lid=2

And now I ask my self, how come the price difference is so small? Should I go for the 1.5TB? Or is there something tricky around this? Seems too good to be true.



After thinking about it for a couple of hours, I ordered the Samsung EcoGreen F4 2TB;

http://www3.hardwareversand.de/artic...id=38561&lid=2

What's your thoughts? was it a good choice? It will be mainly for storage only.

Thank you,
kcuestag.
Edited by kcuestag - 5/30/11 at 4:52am
    
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post #2 of 17
both look the same to me

as its just a storage drive the more the better get the 1.5TB

great price by the way
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The only true difference for larger drives is that the access will be slower for the 1.5TB drive, but that can be fixed with smaller partitions.

But overall the partitions wouldn't even be worth it imo, unless you care a lot about a small boost (depending on how small you partition the drive) in performance.
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Yeah, they look the same to me as well except the model;

(HD103SJ) 1TB
(HD155UI) 1.5TB

Anyone could explain the differences between both?

Edit:

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The only true difference for larger drives is that the access will be slower for the 1.5TB drive, but that can be fixed with smaller partitions.

But overall the partitions wouldn't even be worth it imo, unless you care a lot about a small boost (depending on how small you partition the drive) in performance.
Thanks.

I think I'll just go for the 1.5TB then, it's going to be a storage drive, so not like I care for the access times.

Edit 2:

I also see the 1TB is 7200RPM and the 1.5TB is 5400RPM, just realized about that.
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post #5 of 17
I'm pretty sure the 1.5TB drive is an EcoGreen drive, which means it operates at 5400RPM instead of 7200RPM.
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as its just a storage drive speeds dont matter as much

get the bigger drive
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post #7 of 17
That is strange the drive is located under the 7200RPM section in the store so I assumed it was 7200RPM, but overall the main difference will be the 1.5 TB drive has a average latency of 5.52ms. While the 1TB drive has a average latency of 4.17ms.

Go with the 1.5TB drive for storage though it will honestly not make a difference unless it was your boot drive or you were running programs that needed a fast drive.
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post #8 of 17
The 1.5 is 5400 rpm vs 7200. Still should be golden for storage.
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The 1.5TB Drive is running at 5400 RPMs which is slower than the 1TB's 7200RPMs. Its not a very noticeable difference, but I'd be more comfortable getting the 1TB drive. It seems that 1TB drives are fairly expensive in Germany. Cause you can get a 1TB drive for about 30-40 USD online.
 
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So.. Should I go for the 1.5TB or the 1TB?

It will probably not store any games on it, mainly movies, music, Steam backups....
    
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