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Is this it?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5&Tpk=F3%201TB
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And what's the difference between the WD Black and Blue?
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i cant believe everyone is saying the samsung drives
they are alright
but if you want the best check this out
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=30
    
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Then just get a 2tb green drive, this is my personal choice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152245

I have 3, they will bench as good as a 7200rpm drive due to less platters.
Black is faster, comparable to the F3. Heres a bench I just did of the F4, $20 more for an extra TB.
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Black is faster, comparable to the F3. Heres a bench I just did of the F4, $20 more for an extra TB.
I'm not HDD junkie, but is that good?
The bench you took, that is.
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I'm not HDD junkie, but is that good?
The bench you took, that is.
The Blacks will be faster than the Blue. The Blacks are (like someone else already said) comparable to the F3. I would recommend a blue, mostly because: They are cheaper, good brand, and still pretty darn fast. Like you just said. You're not a HDD junkie, so you aren't going to want TEH 1337EST HARD DRIVE. You don't need an enterprise server hard drive. You want something that will be good and not be slow.

I would recommend a Blue if you are trying to save some money.
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Cheers all.
I've made up my mind.
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i cant believe everyone is saying the samsung drives
they are alright
but if you want the best check this out
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=30
He doesnt want the best, he wants a well priced 1-2TB HDD with Decent performance.

If it will have both media and games I would definitely get something thats 7200rpm. The greens bench well, But the spindle speed on the F3/Black still makes up for the fact that they tend to have more platters.
I would get an F3 or a WD Black. Both are wicked fast(I believe the newer Blacks are a hair faster than the F3). I would say F3 just because its comparable quality and less expensive.
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Black is faster, comparable to the F3. Heres a bench I just did of the F4, $20 more for an extra TB.
F4 Ecogreen 5400RPM:



WD Black 640GB 7200RPM:



Modern WD Blacks are even faster than my own. Some can hit 160MB/sec sequential.

The 4k speeds give you a clue of how the drive performs when heavily multitasking. When hammered by reads/writes from different sources, the WD Black will perform better. Sometimes you hear of people saying their games lag when Antivirus is scanning in the background - the higher the 4k speeds, the less likely that'll be true.

The 512K speeds give you a clue of how the drive is going to perform on average - outside of highly sequential tasks like video encoding. Actually, that's not true - most reads/writes are between 64K-512K in size, but the average is much lower. However, because CrystalDiskMark does not test smaller sizes, we just have to extrapolate off 512K.

So after looking at these benchmarks, I'd say the WD Black is somewhere between 40-80% faster for most tasks, except highly sequential ones like video encoding.

The only question remaining is, is it worth the price? Only you can decide that. I myself have quite a few 5400RPM storage drives. I don't run games off them, but I do shove tons of other stuff onto them. They're really good value - huge capacity per dollar.

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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
I would get an F3 or a WD Black. Both are wicked fast(I believe the newer Blacks are a hair faster than the F3). I would say F3 just because its comparable quality and less expensive.
Correct. Blacks are a tad faster, but they're a lot more expensive. (Except in Canada, for whatever reason )
     
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Hi guys.
I'm looking for a new HDD.
Looking for around 1TB to 2TB depending on the price.
What can you guys whip up for me?

Thanks in advance.
Hitachi 7K3000 1.5TB, only $5 more than the F3 on Newegg and it's much faster than the aging F3 (platters are denser on the Hitachis).
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