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Anyone using the Samsung Spinpoint T 500GB 16MB cache hard drive? Looks pretty solid from the reviews I've read on forums. Was either thinking this one or the Western Digital 500GB one. Not really thinking about Seagate, i've heard mixed things about there drives lately. Anyways, do you guys think i should pick one of these samsungs up?
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Well, the Samsung one seems very quiet and performes well too. With regards to the WD, I would stay away from them since they are using the GP (i.e. green power - have multiple speeds, low and high). On the other hand, the Seagate 7200.11 is very good. There was a firmware issue at the beginning, but now it has passes more than enough IMO and those HDD have sold out.

Personally I would go with the Seagate, but if not, then the Samsung would be.
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Yea kind of leaning towards samsung.
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Yea, you would not regret that
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1. i have a WD.. GP hard drive.. its my data drive

2. the "green power" drive isnt slow.. all it does is save power when its not in use by slowing down and stopping... thats it.. as soon as the computer asks something from it, it spins up and is sending data back..

I have the 750GB model.. and aside from my raptors access and loading times.. it is the fastest drive i have ever used.. period..

from what i have seen it do it would compete close to my friends raid setup of 120s in 0

anyway.. samsungs stuff is fine.. i havent bought any so i cant give any opinions.. but i did want to tell u that the whole green power thing isnt a low performing drive..
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Oh interesting. I'll need to do more research.
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Anyone else have any input. I need some lol. probably going to buy a hard drive tomorrow.
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post #8 of 14
I've got 2 Spinpoints, 1x250 and 1x500 (the model you're thinking about), and honestly i can't fault it. I bought the 500 after owning the 250 for a year and yeah, both have been perfect. No problems, no louder than your normal HD..

I'd say go for it. They also just got rated very highly in the new issue of Cistom PC here in the Uk.
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The Samsung Spinpoint F1, mine boots Windows in about 2 bars, i'd get the F1, it has 32MB Cache.
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I've always stuck with WD, never had any problems with them.
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