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WD1003FBYX vs F3

post #1 of 12
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Hey guys,

Been reading about the Samsung 1TB F3's being great value for money and outperforming WD Blacks.

Could you advise me whether I should buy 1 x Western Digital 1TB RE4 WD1003FBYX or 2 x Samsung F3's?

Can't afford two Western Digital 1TB RE4 WD1003FBYX atm as they are $139ea compared to Samsungs F3's which are $65 a piece.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated
post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by motion2082;12640183 
Hey guys,

Been reading about the Samsung 1TB F3's being great value for money and outperforming WD Blacks.

Could you advise me whether I should buy 1 x Western Digital 1TB RE4 WD1003FBYX or 2 x Samsung F3's?

Can't afford two Western Digital 1TB RE4 WD1003FBYX atm as they are $139ea compared to Samsungs F3's which are $65 a piece.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated

Well, the RE4 has 2 more years of warranty (useless, really; Hard Drives that do fail, fail most of the time within the first year), and it's an enterprise hard drive. That means it has better RAID support, but you can do RAID on the F3, too.

Just get the F3. It's faster and just as reliable while costing a lot less.
    
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post #3 of 12
+1 to the F3.

Just note that if you pair them up with more traditional HDD's, there's a lot of vibrations occuring every 1.5 seconds or so, it vibrated my cheap MDF desk, so keep that in mind.
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Originally Posted by linkin93;12640310 
+1 to the F3.

Just note that if you pair them up with more traditional HDD's, there's a lot of vibrations occuring every 1.5 seconds or so, it vibrated my cheap MDF desk, so keep that in mind.

Hey mate,

Do you mean if I pair the F3 up with a WD Green for example?
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by motion2082;12640593 
Hey mate,

Do you mean if I pair the F3 up with a WD Green for example?

Yeah, with any other hard drives. It seems to get worse the more drives you have.

But with the F3 as your only HDD (excluding SSD's) it's quiet and no vibrations.

Depends on how well it's mounted as well, I've found the coolermaster rails aren't so good in the middle slots, but closer to the top/bottom they are fine.
post #6 of 12
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I have a WD Green 1 TB (WD10EADS) 32mb Cache atm which is full

Buying a OCZ 120GB for my OS + Programs

Trying to decide whether to buy 1xWD1003 1TB (buy another one when I have more $)

Otherwise I will prob be buying 1xF3 to use with my WD10EADS

Not sure if you can raid 2 different brands of HDD
Edited by motion2082 - 3/7/11 at 1:10am
post #7 of 12
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Maybe I should buy 2x Samsung F3's, put them in RAID and still keep the WD10EADS as a storage drive.

Putting them into a HAF-X so hopefully no vibration issues in those smile.gif
post #8 of 12
I have 1 samsung f3 tb, and just ordered another. Had my first drive fail ever, was a very old WD 750 gb. Samsung's are cheaper, run cooler, consume less power, and have faster read/write times. What more can someone really ask for?
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Originally Posted by Maelthras;12640745 
I have 1 samsung f3 tb, and just ordered another. Had my first drive fail ever, was a very old WD 750 gb. Samsung's are cheaper, run cooler, consume less power, and have faster read/write times. What more can someone really ask for?

I think you have made the right choice, all you need to decide now is which RAID to use smile.gif
post #10 of 12
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Do you guys know if I can RAID10 with the following:

3x Samsung F3 1TB (3MB Cache)
1x WD Green 1TB (32MB Cache)
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