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Hi guys,


stuck between these two hard drives:

Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 32MB Cache S-ATA2 7200RPM

http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/sa...pm-p-4269.html

Performance Specifications

Performance Specifications Average Seek time(typical) -8.9 ms
Data Transfer Rate / Media to/from Buffer(Max.) -250 MB/sec
Data Transfer Rate / Buffer to/from Host(Max.) -300 MB/sec
Average Latency -4.17 ms

Drive Configurations
Capacity * 750 GB (WHAT DO THEY MEAN BY THIS? IF ITS 750GB WHY SAY 1TB?)
Interface Serial ATA 3.0Gbps
Buffer DRAM Size 32 MB
Byte per Sector 512 bytes
Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB Sata 6G 7200RPM 32MB


http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/se...mb-p-6362.html

PERFORMANCE
Spin Speed (RPM)7200 RPM
Average latency4.16ms
Random read seek time<8.5ms
Random write seek time<9.5ms




they are about the same price/performence but thae seagate has 6GB/s sata connection
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [xPt]FLuX View Post
Hi guys,


stuck between these two hard drives:

Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 32MB Cache S-ATA2 7200RPM

http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/sa...pm-p-4269.html

Performance Specifications

Performance Specifications Average Seek time(typical) -8.9 ms
Data Transfer Rate / Media to/from Buffer(Max.) -250 MB/sec
Data Transfer Rate / Buffer to/from Host(Max.) -300 MB/sec
Average Latency -4.17 ms




Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB Sata 6G 7200RPM 32MB


http://www.landmarkpc.co.za/store/se...mb-p-6362.html

PERFORMANCE
Spin Speed (RPM)7200 RPM
Average latency4.16ms
Random read seek time<8.5ms
Random write seek time<9.5ms




they are about the same price/performence but thae seagate has 6GB/s sata connection
Don't get the seagate. Seagate drives are crap. Get that Samsung. Or get a WD Caviar Black.
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post #3 of 15
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Don't get the seagate. Seagate drives are crap. Get that Samsung. Or get a WD Caviar Black.
why do you say that?
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why do you say that?
They tend to fail. All the time.
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post #5 of 15
Have to agree that for the 1TB segment of hard drives the samsung f3 and WD black caviar are tops!
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Go for the Spinpoint f3.
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by mark_thaddeus View Post
Have to agree that for the 1TB segment of hard drives the samsung f3 and WD black caviar are tops!
so seagate drives always fail?
pitty, this thing had very nice performance, better than the samsung i linked.
Think ill go for 2x 320GB caviar blacks? one for OS and one for all the file/games etc so the os and programs arent trying to access files at the same time?
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post #8 of 15
yes sir. No SSDs..??
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post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by triangle View Post
yes sir. No SSDs..??
Way out of price range,
however im liking this hybrid Seagate Momentus X, seems quite fast!
thoughts?
Edited by [xPt]FLuX - 3/12/11 at 10:18pm
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post #10 of 15
I don't know about the fail rate, you should actually look up the actual fail rate of each drive.(google it)

I would believe that if you have a 6b/s sata port on your motherboard that the 6b/s sata drive would be faster.

May be wrong because most ssd drives don't use up all of a sata II bandwidth. But if you look at the specs they always say they get faster read/write on a SATA III.

The momentus x does get decent reviews. but if you were going in that direction I would raid 0 a couple of standard drive or get a raptor
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