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Poll Results: Which Is the Best HD?

 
  • 46% (19)
    WD Caviar Black
  • 43% (18)
    Samsung Spinpoint F3
  • 9% (4)
    Seagate Barracuda
  • 0% (0)
    Hitachi Deskstar 7k3000
41 Total Votes  
post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Who makes the best hard drive for single use or raid?
post #2 of 15
I voted for the F3 because of its higher throughput, but the WD Black with its faster access times could be a good option also; it depends on the workload. Also, I'd pick only between these two because the others have had some reliability issues - looking on various e-tailer's sites show them rating lower in customer satisfaction.
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post #3 of 15
I have picked the WD Caviar Black mainly because of it's gaming performances. Samsung's F3 is also nice. The crown is surely between those two.

-Luxio
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post #4 of 15
The Caviar Black and most notably the 640GB as the platter density is higher than the 500GB or 1TB. Access times are slightly better on average with the Caviar Black than the F3's and the 320GB F4 actually reads/writes faster than the F3's yet doesn't quite have the access times the F3's do.
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post #5 of 15
Samsung and Asus are my 2 preferred brands. I went with the F3.
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post #6 of 15
Asus don't make hard drives
post #7 of 15
WD Caviar Black 2TB is the best 2TB. Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB best 1TB. From what I've read.
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post #8 of 15
This review does a comparison with the caviar black:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...3-1tb-review/1
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by FDS View Post
This review does a comparison with the caviar black:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...3-1tb-review/1
I think that is a little old.I assume there have been newer revisions on all of these drives,like the SATA 6.0Gb/s drives.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
I think that is a little old.I assume there have been newer revisions on all of these drives,like the SATA 6.0Gb/s drives.
I think this is the problem with WD using the Caviar black name over and over. You must always pay attention to the exact model # before you put too much thought into any benchmarks. They have so many drives named "Caviar Black" that it gets annoying in my opinion.
    
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