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Hi guys, I'm trying to decide between these two drives, they are both for sale for $79.99 at Newegg. The WD has 5900 rpm from what I'm seeing but I keep seeing some posts about latency. Which drive is more reliable?
I only need a storage drive so can anyone push me towards one?
post #2 of 29
WD are tend to be reliable than the Samsung drives, but the Samsung F4 is a faster drive.
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Any evidence for the claim? I'm only asking because I keep reading posts that say one brand and posts who say the other.
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Benchmark of read, write and seek times done by many users here:
http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html

WD scored a 653 and the F4 scored a 836.

When looking for the scores look for HD204UI for the F4 and WD20EARS for the WD.

And when talking about durability Western Digital is considered to be the best in that area in the business, along with there great warranties.
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The Samsung F3 is known for being the fastest 7200rpm drive out, so Id assume the F4 is pretty good.
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I have a f4 and have been waiting for the price to dip again to 80 so i am buying another one atm I have had the original for about 6 months no hiccups have copied about 10tb to the drive back and forth since then no trouble yet. I am going to update the firmware on the new one when it arrives then back up my data and flash the old one. Idles at 20-28c usually sitting at 24 currently overall a great drive for the price. Fast as well.
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post #7 of 29
Honestly, they're both "storage" drives. Just pick whichever is cheaper. I've got the 2TB WD Green drives...they're honestly not bad at all for speed. I want to say around 70MB/s or so as a guess. Mine are in RAID1, so benchmarking results aren't the same as a single drive.
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how do these compare in noise and energy efficiency?

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sorry to bump this old thread but i would like to avoid opening a new one for this simple question
    
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post #10 of 29
Ones slow the others a little slower? Nah really with storage drives like these and with these 2 brands that are both pretty much top notch its just a matter of brand preference. I would choice the WD. I have a Raptor thats been going 10,000rpm strong for 6 years now. If you want it for storage I would want the most reliable.
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