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What is the difference between these 2 drives??

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Besided the price... I can't figure it out.... Thanks..


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185


and this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152238

I'm scratching my head here....
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post #2 of 5
3yr vs 5yr warranty.

edit: supposedly this drive is slightly more raid friendly and provide RAID support from samsung. But 99% of the time you'd probably not notice a difference there.
Edited by ocpokey - 3/12/11 at 1:14pm
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post #3 of 5
the f3R is a raid edition drive... better warranty, better compatibility with raid setups as it won't waste too much time trying to fix a bad block thereby making the raid controller think it's failed.

the F3's have known issues with dropping out of arrays...
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The F3R is meant to be more rugged: it has an additional feature to protect against vibration, and a five-year warranty, which is more common in the enterprise sector of the market. Essentially, you're paying for the "RAID" edition of the drive albeit there is little to no performance gain for the average end user.

The warranty is extended by two years.
The F3R is 0.03ms faster than the F3 Spinpoint.

I'd say go with the F3, the additional RAID support and net gain of 0.03ms in average latency isn't worth the extra $45.00.
Edited by TylerJFisher - 3/12/11 at 1:24pm
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Thanks guys...I am not going to be using it in a Raid array so I will most likely grab the cheaper one...Thanks again!!
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