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Well I decided it was time to upgrade my PC a little. Swapped out my 5770 for a 560 ti. Got a 212+ so I'm now at 4ghz, but I'm using a old HDD I had in my prebuilt PC. Its a crappy 250gb HDD and I was wondering if it would make a difference to upgrade it. I need more space also. How much better would a F3 be?

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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB are great drives. They have the best speed and storage size for the money. You can get them for $50 when they are on sale. I think you would see a good improvement over your current hard drive.
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Yes. I have over 32 of them. I have that many because they're faster, quieter, cheaper, and so far reliable over anything else of that same class (7200RPM 1TB HDD's). I've had Seagates and WD's, so I know the differences first hand.
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They're good 7.2k drives, and between the platter density + larger cache etc you'd likely notice a difference. What is your budget though?
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$75 USD. I'll probably end up getting the F3 off the egg and then get a M4 64gb SSD as a boot drive when I get the money
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Samsung F3 cannot be beat in terms of price and/or performance. Currently running 2 of them for a 2TB RAID 0. (WD Blacks might be slightly faster but it's not worth paying $20+ extra.
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I am very happy with my F3. I would even recommend them over WD Blacks.
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$75 USD. I'll probably end up getting the F3 off the egg and then get a M4 64gb SSD as a boot drive when I get the money

Sounds like a good plan there smile.gif

I'd say you could try and snag a used enterprise raptor (5-yr warranty) for that price too, but not sure if you need the space or not on the F3.
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Yeah, decent realible drives are those F3's.
 
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post #10 of 14
F3's are great drives. Theyll be slightly faster than your current drive (its really not that bad). And if you were so inclined, you get 2 for RAID 0 and short stroke them. Short stroked theyll easily over double the speed of your current drive.
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