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I'm from Mexico and I've been trying to get a Spinpoint F3 drive for some time now but they are almost impossible to find, I found a guy who can get me one but he said Samsung SUCKS when it comes to HDD's, is this true?

I mean, it's awesome to have a fast drive and all that but I obviously also want my drives to work for years to come.

How reliable are these HDD's?
Do these drives die often?

Thanks.
Edited by 1337Xero - 8/5/11 at 8:37pm
    
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post #2 of 38
More reliable than Seagates. Dont listen to whoever said that.
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I have 3 samsung F3's, they are very fast for a mechanical hard drive and very reliable.
    
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I have had two F3s in RAID 0 for a few months now, along with an F4 for storage purposes. Very quiet drives (can't even hear them over the case fans), and no signs of showing any problems now or down the road.
    
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iv had mine for two months and its been great so far. just ordered another the other day when the egg had them for 49.
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I've had mine for over a year and love it. Fast and reliable.
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Any mechanical drive is going to have a certain amount of failure rates. There's no company out there that doesn't get failures.

With that said, there's absolutely NOTHING wrong with Samsung drives at all. We wouldn't recommend them so much if there was. Why do you think we don't recommend Seagate very much anymore?

If the WD Black 1TB is easier to get ahold of, go for that instead though. It's a faster drive. The Samsungs are only raved over because of their bang for your buck, and if you're having to spend more on shipping and tax and whatever else, then the WD Black might become a more viable option for your price.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Any mechanical drive is going to have a certain amount of failure rates. There's no company out there that doesn't get failures.

With that said, there's absolutely NOTHING wrong with Samsung drives at all. We wouldn't recommend them so much if there was. Why do you think we don't recommend Seagate very much anymore?

If the WD Black 1TB is easier to get ahold of, go for that instead though. It's a faster drive. The Samsungs are only raved over because of their bang for your buck, and if you're having to spend more on shipping and tax and whatever else, then the WD Black might become a more viable option for your price.
I've actually always heard that the Samsung F3 1tbs are faster then the Caviar Blacks as well as cheaper. I can't seam to findf a direct comparison but here is a review of the F3
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...3-1tb-review/3
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The Samsung drives are great drives, whoever told you they suck, has no clue. Bang for Buck, can't beat the Samsung drives.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
I've actually always heard that the Samsung F3 1tbs are faster then the Caviar Blacks as well as cheaper. I can't seam to findf a direct comparison but here is a review of the F3
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...3-1tb-review/3
I cant find the article, but I remember seeing an article about the Samsung F3, WD black, velociraptor, etc.

The Samsung F3 1tb and WD Black were almost identical in real time performance/F3 a tiny bit better in certain categories. I cant say for sure that the F3's are quiet, but the WD blacks are quiet. Not silent, but quiet enough.

So I would say it just matter's what you can get ahold of better. Unfortunetely, I cant get ahold of Samsung F3's as easily as WD blacks, so I usually go for the blacks.
Edited by brobanmanx2 - 8/5/11 at 9:10pm
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