Originally Posted by Kramy
Nobody said Samsung drives are not reliable. What was said is that they are less reliable, which is probably true, even if they remain 5x as reliable as Seagate drives. Being less reliable does not instantly diminish them to being utter crap.
But odds are significantly in his favour that his statement is more correct than yours.
I would say that the F3's are definately LESS
reliable than the WD drives. I have over 300 of them at work in normal user machines that are not stressed in any way and have experienced approximately a 7-8% failure rate in the first year of operation!
I have never seen this rate of failures, in this time period, in any network I have ever worked, regardless of manufacturer.
Off topic I know, but.........
On a seperate note, I still do not see why people are so concerned with having a high capacity performance drive? I would never place my OS on a 1TB drive with my data, all eggs in one basket is a no no!
I would much rather have a lower capacity OS drive (pref SSD or WD Velociraptor) and my data disks (or array) as WD Green or other manufacturers eco drives.
How often do you really need to write data to your storage drives when you need to do it quickly? A standard 1TB drive for storage is sufficient. You can also easily RAID 0 two eco drives that spin at lower RPMs, use less power but still out perform a single instance 7200RPM drive.
Even if you don't want to put your hand in your pocket for an SSD and want to install your OS/APPS/Games on one mechanical drive you still don't need 1TB.
I know this doesn't cover everyones scenarios and maybe some poeple will disagree! Anyway, rant over!