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The seek times on the f4 320 seem terrible my 5400 f4 get like 13.3
13.7 vs 13.3 is not a big difference and the fastest you'll find the Caviar Blacks do it in is ~12 ms. However, you won't find another 7200 rpm that has the read/writes that the 320GB F4 does.
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I just thought since it was 7200 and single platter it would be sub 10ms but yeah still solid drive
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hey guys,

what would perform better?

1 x Western Digital 1TB RE4 WD1003FBYX
2 x Samsung F3 in RAID
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The f3's in raid would be considerably faster than a single RE4. Probably about 80% faster if not more.
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Wow! crazy stuff!
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Nothing crazy about it actually. Since the F3 is as fast if not faster than the RE4 it only stands to reason that a pair in raid would outperform one by a substantial margin. Heck, you would have to raid a pair of drives that are several years old to not be able to outperform even the fastest single drive. Anything made in the past 2 years in raid would blow the doors off of any single drive.
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post #27 of 32
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Nothing crazy about it actually. Since the F3 is as fast if not faster than the RE4 it only stands to reason that a pair in raid would outperform one by a substantial margin. Heck, you would have to raid a pair of drives that are several years old to not be able to outperform even the fastest single drive. Anything made in the past 2 years in raid would blow the doors off of any single drive.
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post #28 of 32
The samsung F3 1TB > WD 1TB that i've seen



And whoever asked about the $65 WD 640, I have both the 640 gig wd and the F3 1tb and the f3s are much faster, over 20-30% faster in hdtune
post #29 of 32
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Nothing crazy about it actually. Since the F3 is as fast if not faster than the RE4 it only stands to reason that a pair in raid would outperform one by a substantial margin. Heck, you would have to raid a pair of drives that are several years old to not be able to outperform even the fastest single drive. Anything made in the past 2 years in raid would blow the doors off of any single drive.
We are talking about the same drive here? Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ

If so that's amazing!
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SSD
Se aren't talking SSD's here. We are talking hard drives which implies (or is it infers) mechanical hard drives. My statement stands.


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We are talking about the same drive here? Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ

If so that's amazing!
Yes, that is exactly what we are talking about and no, that is NOT amazing.
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