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I'm wondering which of these drives have the highest performance?
Those in question are the Western Digital Caviar Black 3Gbps/6Gbps and the Samsung Spinpoint F3's. They would be 500GB and 1TB variants of the drives.

Sorry if this is "another one of these threads". I looked through 3 pages in the forum and couldn't find anything
My internet makes it extremely tedious to look any further.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 3/13/11 at 5:03pm
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post #2 of 8
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...it,2528-3.html
Check out this review

I think I am going to go with the 1TB F3s.
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F3's for sure.
    
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I have the 640gb version of the caviar black, meant to be one of the fastest 7200rpm drives around, so my vote on caviar black.
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post #6 of 8
F3's for Price, Caviar Black for very little more speed+longer warranty.

I would go for F3
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post #7 of 8
F3 in the sig rig
post #8 of 8
The F3's out do the Black's by a slight percentage. Though the support you get after sales from Western Digital beats the hell out of Samsung. Least in my experience, my RMA of my first F3 drive was a clusterf... Western Digital has been great for my mom's RMA which I dealt with.

Also, the F3 1TB is somewhat noisier than the Black 1TB in my experience as well, nothing ear splitting, but still annoying imo. [Yeah, noise from my PC bothers me, finding that balance in performance and noise is tough, and the Caviar Black at 256AAM [which ironically only increased by access by 2ms, which is totally acceptable] is perfect

Short Version: Take the WD, it is slower by tiny, unnoticeable amounts, but least you get a quality support crew behind you ^^
    
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