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I was going back and forth between these 2 for a couple weeks. I finally opted for the F4. While the WD is slightly better in benchmarks, the application is what is most important. My drive was for media storage, so performance wasn't a top priority. The F4 uses almost half of the power maybe more depending on idle time while still losing only 5-10 mb/s transfer speeds to the WD. The average speed for a WD is around 120, the F4 is around 110 mb/s.

What made me opt for the F4 was that is it quieter, runs cooler and uses much less power. Also it was $30 cheaper at my local computer store.

Here is the benchmark of my F4. The drops in the transfer rate could be because of the power supply. It's about as cheap as they come, 300w PSU, and I did see the same thing on the old barracuda also. If anyone has any thoughts on that, please share them with me. Even with the drops, the drive maintained over 100 mb/s avg.
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I think you'd be better off with a WD Caviar Blue for storage.
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My opinion is the F4 drive. Befor I built my sig rig I always used WD drive's, and will continue to do so. For this rig I wanted to try out the F3(1TB)/F4(2tb) spinpoint drive's vs. the older set up of WD black 1tb/green 2tb.

After using the all 4 drives for some time I perfer the Samsung set up. Price's are cheaper, they are faster drive's(not by a whole lot, but I noticed it!), not to mention the spinpoints run a few degree's cooler in my rig, lastly both spinpoint drive's are damn near silent compaired to the WD drive's.

This is my opinion, I am not knocking WD drive's in anyway, I love them but I would stronly suggest looking more into the F4 samsung drive's befor they are lost to seagate....
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If you don't mind that annoying vibration noise.
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I got my 2TB WD Green for $70 and I couldn't be happier. Excellent drive overall. I would definitely get another one if I need more storage.
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If you don't mind that annoying vibration noise.
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If you don't mind that annoying vibration noise.
What annoying vibration noise?
Edited by PapaSmurf - 5/21/11 at 10:25pm
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If you don't mind that annoying vibration noise.
If you want a silent drive, WD wont do it for you. they make more noise than my spinpoints.
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I have a 1TB Caviar Green and a 2TB F4. The F4 is faster and quieter, but not much. Just get whatever is cheaper.
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What annoying vibration noise?
It is very slight. Your case needs to be silent or very quite to hear it. As soon as the drive would spin up it started. A constant vibration about every second apart. vrooom....vroom......vroom. It drove me crazy, so I sent mine back. If you don't believe me read about it here.
I got two Western Digital RE4's for RAID0 and and WD caviar Blue for backup. All those drives are nearly silent. There is NO vibration noise because the shaft is attached at both ends and you have to put your ear right next to them to hear them read and write. The older 640GB WD were very noisy during read / write, but at least no ANNOYING vibration noise.
IMO
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