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F3 500gb or WD Black 500gb?

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Shopping for a new computer and couldnt decide between these 2 HDD's, imunna RAID0 them fo sho.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136795
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samsung f3 they are quicker and much better built will last for years no problem
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I would go for the samsung F3, they seem to be quite popular here and from what i read the 1tb is a tad faster than the WD 1tb model so i would think the 500gb is similar. Ive had mine for about a year and it has been nothing but awesome. =]

Also you can fine a 1tb samsung F3 sometimes for $59 i would look out for that

Edit: if you can find a WD black sataIII HDD, the extra cashe makes it faster (again from what i read) that its sataII counterpart. Although with out the extra cashe the sataIII model is pretty much same performance as the sata II
Edited by DNytAftr - 2/28/11 at 5:19pm
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WD Blacks are SATA 6. I dunno about the raw performance gains, but the sound of that just makes them seem prematurely better.
 
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WD Blacks are SATA 6. I dunno about the raw performance gains, but the sound of that just makes them seem prematurely better.
Thats what i thot, plus they have double cache, but the general consensus is that the F3's are better. I could get RAID0 F3 1tb's but the 500gb's are WAY faster and i dont need the extra space, its all about speed
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Thats what i thot, plus they have double cache, but the general consensus is that the F3's are better. I could get RAID0 F3 1tb's but the 500gb's are WAY faster and i dont need the extra space, its all about speed
raid 0 with 3 f3's is just pure jizz trust me haha
post #7 of 14
From what i been able to fiind looks like the samsung f3 is (around) 116mb read (f3 1tb) , While the WD black 1tb (64mb sataIII) read at 110mb

Couldnt find as many comparisons on the 500gb model

Also old ocn thread someone asked about the f3 vs black 1tb's
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both good drives either one will be great
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I would go F3.
    
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post #10 of 14
WD black. dual proccesor's and more cache = higher pefromance.

Lower seek time's.. but better read/write then the F3's.
    
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