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Hi,

looking for a hard drive that I will put into an external USB3 enclosure, my choice is between these two:

http://www.prophecy.co.za/samsung-hd...e-p-80169.html


http://www.prophecy.co.za/samsung-hd...m-p-79748.html



they are the same price, one is 1TB and the other 1.5TB so im assuming the 1.5 must be slow because it costs the same as the 1tb?

and is USB3 enough to saturate a hard drive read/write?










thanks!
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post #2 of 4
No HDD read/write will be faster then USB3 or even USB2

I would pick up a WD black those samsungs are eco so will be slower.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/8/11 at 3:29am
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Samsung F2..?

I'd go for the EcoGreen 1.5TB. It's an F4, at least - those are slightly more reliable.

I don't think F2's were actually that fast, so performance is probably pretty close. The EcoGreen 1.5TB might even be faster. I'd need to see benchmarks to know for sure.
     
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post #4 of 4
SpinPoint F3 1TB ftw.
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