Originally Posted by lyian
I found a few outdated posts on the F3, so i wanted to find out more recent comparisons. Im looking at these..
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB
The reviews i saw on the F3, were looking at the black, but im not sure what version. The one im looking at is the 6.0 SATA /64mb version. Which makes me question the statements that the F3 (3.0 SATA 32mb) is faster.
This isnt something im getting Right away, but its on my mind. But it will be primarily for gaming and little else. This would go in to a newly build machine, likely in a Raid 0 setup. (toying with the idea of using a SSD for the boot drive, and these as the gaming drive.)
The F3's beat all the AALS Caviar Blacks in terms of performance and price.
However, the newer Caviar Black 6Gbps 1TB is slightly better than the F3 1TB.
Now, when it comes to the Caviar Black 1.5TB and 2TB drives, they destroy the Spinpoint F3's and almost every other hard drive out there. Unfortunately, they are expensive as crap.