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[SOLVED]Fastest Data Hard drive? Is it still the f3 1tb? Yes it is :D

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On my last build I got a F3 1TB and I wasn't completely satisfied with it. Sold that to a friend and am in the market for a new hard drive. AMD's chipset could've been holding my hard drive back but I'm not sure. System(see sig link) is a P67 setup and will have SATA III. I'm interested in getting the WD Caviar Black 1TB (the SATA III one) but I want to know if the F3 1TB (or something else) is faster? I may be using this drive as an OS drive in the future and having good access times would be a plus.

Oh, preferably as cheap as possible as well. Providing benches would be extremely helpful.

Thanks,

K10
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post #2 of 43
F3 is still the fastest.
F3s in RAID is faster.
SSD is fastest.

Its that simple.
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post #3 of 43
As far as I know the 1TB and the 500GB F3 are almost identical speed wise.

Also I think the WD black exceeds the F3's performance in certain areas.
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post #4 of 43
them f3 FTW! they are bang for buck and are pretty fast
post #5 of 43
They aren't the fastest, WD has 2TB Blacks that are a bit faster, but the price isn't worth it. They are just marginally faster.
    
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AMD's chipset could be holding back your hdd? Really?
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post #7 of 43
It was always the Western Digital Velociraptor, but I would still get the F3. When your paying that much you should just go SSD.
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post #8 of 43
I think it's velociraptor > wd 2TB black > F3.

However the F3 is by far the best bang for the buck.

I myself am replacing mines with an SSD, but that's cause I feel it's time to move on.
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post #9 of 43
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Originally Posted by IBM Watson View Post
Almost 3k posts and 233 Rep and you are asking this? Cant tell if serious or troll. AMD's chipset could be holding back your hdd? Really? You pull that info out of your ass?
1. Seriously, calm down.

2. Hard drives on Intel chipsets run faster than hard drives on AMD chipsets. It's nothing significant but the difference is there.

3. If you're suggesting I did not search, you're wrong. I saw threads providing different information than that of this thread (so far at least) but nothing directly aimed towards my situation.

My last F3 was fast but it seemed like other HDD's I've used were more snappy.

Some say the F4 2TB is faster than the F3 1TB regardless of the RPM difference. True?

Lastly, I have an SSD. This (HDD that the thread is about) is a storage drive but I MAY want to use my SSD in my laptop in the future.
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post #10 of 43
The 2tb F4 isn't as fast as a Hitachi 2TB 7K2000 so I doubt it's as fast as an F3 1tb. The 5400 rpm definitely rears it's ugly head with slower access times. Sustained throughput is fine, it just lags a but when you first access it compared to the Hitachi's. I regret ever getting mine and will be returning to the Hitachi's for future purchases.
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