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post #1 of 6
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...for read/write performance?

Samsung F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
OR
WD Caviar Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

Other suggestions welcome...
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post #2 of 6
The sammy f3 4 sure is hands down a looker. I have two of those for storage and use them for access of my movies and have never failed me. F3!
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post #3 of 6
I believe it's still the F3. Back when I was getting my hard drives I was looking for the same, and from what I found the F3 was the fastest mechanical hard drive on most tests, especially sustained read/write tests I think.

The two I've got have always been great in any case
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Thanks!

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post #5 of 6
yessir! the F3's are badass.
    
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post #6 of 6
yep the samsung f3 is the fastest one out there

dont be fooled by mechanicals sata 6gbps thing since they dont get that fast
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