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I want to find out which mechanical hard drives are the fastest? I am looking at the 500GB to 2TB range. Most likely going to go with 1TB. I was looking at the Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB.

Any help would be much appreciated. Any good links to sites that you guys get you hard drive benchmarks from?
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post #2 of 17
F3's probably where it's at.
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post #3 of 17
Good review site.

Actually I should have looked before posting it, doesn't look to be up to date.

Here's another
Edited by grunion - 3/6/11 at 4:00pm
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post #4 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
They don't ahve any Samsung drives?

I've found the F3s and WD Blacks to be the fastest or at least feel the most responsive for generally consumer HDDs.
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post #5 of 17
Samsung Spinpoint F3 is currently the fastest drive you can buy on the market. Pretty amazing considering it's been out for a year-and-a-half now. As of now, no reliability problems have been reported, either, so I think it's very solid.

You can get desktop HDD (3.5") benchmarks at Tom's Hardware. You can also get mobile HDD (2.5") benchmarks there.
    
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post #6 of 17
just go with the f3 best bet.
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 is currently the fastest drive you can buy on the market. Pretty amazing considering it's been out for a year-and-a-half now. As of now, no reliability problems have been reported, either, so I think it's very solid.
Actually, the fastest mechanial HDD is the Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 or the Seagate Momentus XT.
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Quote:
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Actually, the fastest mechanial HDD is the Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 or the Seagate Momentus XT.
I was referring to Consumer HDDs. The Momentus XT is a Hybrid and the Cheetah is an Enterprise HDD.
    
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Western Digital Velociraptor>Samsung F3>Caviar Black.
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I think the fastest (7200rpm) drives are Hitachi's new SATA-3 (6Gbps) drives (5700rpm-5940rpm and 7200rpm):

CrystalMark (7200rpm):



AS SSD (7200rpm):



CrystalMark (5940rpm):



AS SSD (5940rpm):



Quote:
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I was referring to Consumer HDDs. The Momentus XT is a Hybrid and the Cheetah is an Enterprise HDD.
Doesn't matter what you're referring to. The OP asked for the fastest mechanical drive.
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