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2Tb Drive, Samsung or Seagate?

post #1 of 17
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G'day folk

Just about to purchase a Samsung F4 2Tb (5400rpm) drive (like literally right now ), and just noticed the Seagate Barracude Green 2Tb drive (5900rpm) for like $5 more.

I've already got 2x1Tb Seagate F3's (7200rpm) which are very near full (im down to 50Gb between them) and ive yet to have a single issue with them (also got one in my main PC and a 750Gb samsung F3 in my main pc) hence why i was going for Samsung.

But yeah just wondering if there'll actually be any performance difference between them, seeing as the SG is running at 5900rpm but the Sammy has those few/fatter platters that are ment to increase performance.

Don't really care about the Sata 6Gpbs connection on the SG (my HTPC/Nas has ports for it but i doubt either of these drives come close to maxing Sata 3Gbps...)

Really hoping to get the drive ordered tonight so yeah cheers
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post #2 of 17
I think the Samsung is better IMHO.
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post #3 of 17
I'd go Samsung... In my experience, Seagate's quality has dropped drastically over these past few years. Samsung on the other hand have been both great performing and reliable.
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post #4 of 17
samsung hands down...
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post #5 of 17
Get the Sammy F4.
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post #6 of 17
DON'T GET THE SEAGATE!!! That drive is part of the Barracuda LP and 7200.11 series, which means it has a firmware issue that will render it useless. The drives, even when you install the new firmware, fail after a few weeks of use. I've had three of the drives of this series fail because of this.

The Samsung F4 is faster in sequential read/write speeds and consumes less power, not to mention it has less of a chance to be DOA because Samsung's HDD packaging is much better than Seagate's.
    
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post #7 of 17
Samsung or Seagate,Either way they are both good drives.Personally I use Seagate drives and have NEVER had any issues with them.And I would get a 7200rpm drive.
post #8 of 17
Samsung F4. I'll be picking up two of these for my NAS when they go on sale.
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post #9 of 17
samsung gets my vote....

hope that helped..
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post #10 of 17
Samsung all the way. I received a Seagate 2TB as a gift and I'm pretty scared after reading the horrible reviews at NewEgg. So I don't keep any critical data on it.
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