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The Hitachi will beat the WD Caviar Black 1TB and the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB in Sequential Reads and Writes, but the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB will beat it slightly in access times.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...t,2528-12.html

The WD Caviar Black 1TB is no longer a good choice since the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is faster, cheaper, and quieter (and pretty reliable). I never owned a Hitachi Deskstar, so can't say much about it except for what I read in reviews.
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Originally Posted by CPU3600K View Post
Some one please do a comparison between the Samsung and the Hitchi. What is unique about the Hitchi?
The Hitachi is the first single platter 1 TB drive on the market. That means all the information is stored on one platter(disk) which makes the density higher. The Samsung has 2 platters (less density) and is the same speed (7200 RPM) so it can't access/write the information as fast. I'll find some benches for you real quick.

EDIT: The only benches I could find for the Hitachi were the ones posted above, but according to those it is equal to the Samsung in random reads (4kb) with both of them at 0.53mb/s and slower for random writes.
Edited by whitemencanjump - 10/19/11 at 7:06pm
post #13 of 18
Hitachis on average (perhaps the newer models are much better - wasn't there a recent review of them being really fast?) have high access times but excellent sustained reads/writes, well over 100Mb/sec on average. But very slow in the random arena and access time.
    
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The Hitachi will beat the WD Caviar Black 1TB and the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB in Sequential Reads and Writes, but the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB will beat it slightly in access times.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...t,2528-12.html

The WD Caviar Black 1TB is no longer a good choice since the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is faster, cheaper, and quieter (and pretty reliable). I never owned a Hitachi Deskstar, so can't say much about it except for what I read in reviews.
The WD Cavier Black 1TB (WD1001FALS) has quicker access time actually. Otherwise everything else is correct.

I also find that the WD Cavier Black to be much more reliable than the Spinpoint F3. On top of that WD has top-notch warranty and its two years longer.
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Originally Posted by El_Capitan View Post
The Hitachi will beat the WD Caviar Black 1TB and the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB in Sequential Reads and Writes, but the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB will beat it slightly in access times.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...t,2528-12.html

The WD Caviar Black 1TB is no longer a good choice since the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is faster, cheaper, and quieter (and pretty reliable). I never owned a Hitachi Deskstar, so can't say much about it except for what I read in reviews.
That review was from Feb 2010.
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I vote wd black-great warrenty, very nice speeds and as far as i,m concerned very quiet, i have 4 systems and all with wd blacks i wont even consider anything else.
    
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I vote wd black-great warrenty, very nice speeds and as far as i,m concerned very quiet, i have 4 systems and all with wd blacks i wont even consider anything else.
And i've had the opposite. 75% of the WD drives i've ever owned have failed within a year of purchase. My next drives will not be WD, that is for sure.
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it all comes down to which brand you trust, I trust WD, and I have never had one fail on me, when someone else could have the opposite experience.
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