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Three year old Spinpoint F3 1TB vs. new Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB

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I'm currently using a Spinpoint F3 1TB in my rig right now. Theres nothing wrong with it, it just seems slow to me, when deleting large amounts of data and seems like it sometimes seeking stuff and it takes while. It just seems slow.

If I were to get the new Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB that have the new 1TB platters would it boot faster and do my day to day tasks faster ? I could also use more space too but don't want to replace HDD if prefoance will be the same. Also I don't think I'm ready for SSD yet that will be for my next build. Actully maybe I am ready for SSD, maybe I should get a SSD for the OS and use either my spinpoint or get the 7200.14 for my large file sets, so my orginal question still remains.
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There would be a difference. Not sure exactly how much of a difference when it comes to the day to day tasks, but the Seagate has a definite lead over the Samsung. The spinpoint has half the cache and is a Sata II drive, where the Seagate is a Sata III drive. If you're system is new enough to support Sata III, then I'd seriously consider it. If not though, you aren't going to see much of a speed increase going from the Spinpoint to the Seagate.

Just my two cents.

Edit: Disregard this answer entirely. I spoke too soon and stuck my foot in my mouth.
Edited by BlackGambit - 8/20/13 at 11:17am
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There would be a difference. Not sure exactly how much of a difference when it comes to the day to day tasks, but the Seagate has a definite lead over the Samsung. The spinpoint has half the cache and is a Sata II drive, where the Seagate is a Sata III drive. If you're system is new enough to support Sata III, then I'd seriously consider it. If not though, you aren't going to see much of a speed increase going from the Spinpoint to the Seagate.

Just my two cents.
Did you really think Sata 2 and Sata 3 matter on a mechanical drive? It doesn't. They can't saturate sata 2 speeds
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your right, but anyway would I see a diff in booting and day to day tasks ? or would it be very negiable and not worth it ?
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Yep. You right y2kcomaross, you right. And for that matter the spinpoint's are historically some of the faster HDD... my apologies for my premature answer. Disregard it.
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your right, but anyway would I see a diff in booting and day to day tasks ? or would it be very negiable and not worth it ?
If you want to see a difference get a SSD.


The seagate is a lot faster seq reads/writes than the samsung.
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If you are using the Spinpoint as an OS drive you definitely could think about upgrading, but I don't recommend going anything other than SSD for OS. You are ready and the market is ready, just jump! The Spinpoint F3 is a great reliable HDD, if it works there is no sense in replacing it. It will work just fine for a long time as a data/storage drive. I have two of these and have had them for years and years and they still go strong. Buy an SSD and use the Spinpoint as a storage drive.

On that note, I bought two WD Black 1TB drives to use one as a game drive and the other as an external drive which bumped the Spinpoint drives to a RAID1 storage array. I noticed immediately on the external drive transfers, the WD was way faster even over esata, which is what I was hoping for. I actually ran a 300GB file transfer from WD to WD and F3 to F3, the WD transfer finished about 10 minutes earlier. Would I go with a Black over the F3 as an OS drive, yes but only if I already owned them both. Would I recommend buying another platter drive to replace an older platter drive for OS use, heck no! It's not worth it.
 
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