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That's old thinking. Seems like people here don't follow hdds as close as other parts of the PC. For every generation whoever packs the densest per platter will be the fastest drive. At the moment, that's Hitachi.
Hitachi is usually ahead in platter density. Problem is, those super dense platters make it harder to seek properly. Hitachi drives tend to have higher access times, which does impact the feel of the drive despite what the benchmarks say. It's most noticeable once you fill them to the brim.

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Samsung F3s and WD Blacks are already a couple years old, it's outdated tech.
Indeed. Years later and WD Black 2TB's are still just barely the fastest.

I assure you, if I could get F3's for $50 each here, I'd have a RAID array of them already.
     
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Looks like one of my F3's that less than a year old just died. Don't think I'll be replacing it with another.
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post #33 of 34
See that's the problem for me.

I know there are many capable brands of hard drive on the market but I can't confidently purchase any brand but WD. I can honestly say that in all the years I've never once had a WD drive die on me. That says a lot since some are over 6 years old.
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post #34 of 34
I go through harddrives like women go through feminine products. Hopefully its just a raid hiccup and the physical drive is ok. I'm going to off load my important stuff and re-do my raid 0. If the one drive keeps popping up errors than it's warranty time. I'm sure they'll send me a refurb.
Edited by Rangerscott - 7/27/11 at 7:15pm
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