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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.
That's what I figured. Also, I heard the Hitachi 7K3000 was fast as well?
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post #12 of 43
The Western Digital RE4's are the fastest and the most expensive.
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post #13 of 43
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That's what I figured. Also, I heard the Hitachi 7K3000 was fast as well?
The 7K3000's are supposed to be quite fast. I haven't had a chance to work with one yet, but the reviews look good. The 2tb F4 would be fine as a secondary data drive on a system that has multiple data drives. I just found it a bit frustrating when used as the primary data drive for files that are accessed multiple times a day compared to the 7K2000. It works great for storing larger media files though.
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post #14 of 43
I own the F3 1TB (OS/games/a bit of storage) and the F4 2TB (data). Both are awesome and I couldnt see even thinking about a switch.
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post #15 of 43
I think hitachi currently holds the top performance crown atm but samsung has the price vs performance correct me if i am wrong...
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post #16 of 43
WD blacks and F3 were the fastest 7200rpm drives.

Fastest low speed and 7200rpm drives go to Hitachi's 7K3000 and 5K3000. I know because I just built a P67 rig with two 3TB 7K3000 for a client of mine.

Samsung will be the faster than Hitachi once their 4TB drives launch.

Google it!
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Price per Peformance u say? I dunno Newegg.ca advertises a 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB For 49.99(free shipping) wheres the Samsung F3 is 74.99+10$ shipping

is it worth the extra 35$ in this case? I highly doubt it lol
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post #18 of 43
OP, either 500GB or 1TB F3s are fine.
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Price per Peformance u say? I dunno Newegg.ca advertises a 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB For 49.99(free shipping) wheres the Samsung F3 is 74.99+10$ shipping

is it worth the extra 35$ in this case? I highly doubt it lol
The F3 goes on sale for $55 pretty often. I got mine for $45 from newegg w/ an fb coupon.
    
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post #20 of 43
Yeah i think at first they forgot about the 10000 rpm drives. I have almost 6 year old 74gb Raptor that still smokes my F3 1TB.
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