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post #11 of 23
My SP F3 1TB stopped working a few weeks ago. Now I'm on an F4 2TB and hopefully, it'll last longer. lol
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post #12 of 23
My F3 constantly makes grinding noises. It is so audible that there is no point in buying $15 silent fans. Is my drive going to die soon?
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My freinds does as well when it comes to hard disk I wouldn't by anything but western digital. Of all the drives I've ever worked with they are all around the most reliable.
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Sorry about your bad experience. I'm quite satisfied with my F3's. I have 4 of the 1Tb HD103SJ's between my sig rig & my htpc and I love them. I moved over from WD 640Gb Blacks about a year ago, and they've all been great performers. Granted, I've not been using Samsung's for as long.

But I have had several WD drives fail, only surpassed by Seagate & Maxtor (most of Seagate's failures were after they acquired Maxtor lol!) Price vs. performance, the F3's were the best choice for me.
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post #15 of 23
I'm sure when your car breaks down you never drive another car. When your toilet clogs you never use it again. When a girl breaks up with you, you never go out with another girl, ETC, ETC, ETC.

Waste of a thread.
    
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post #16 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by MIKEVALL View Post
Well personally i have nothing against Samsung ! The are good drives for the money! Im not convinced there are superior to WD . They are cheaper ( WICH PEOPLE SEEM TO THINK MAKES THEM BETTER!!! They are faster on some level,s like doWnload speeds. But they are slower in respect to read write speeds,wich if your using it for your OS is better!
IMO if your using a hdd for your OS use a WD over F3 ! I f its for storage and you want to save money, go with the samsung!

Truth be told this could have happend with any drive ( could have been dropped or dammaged in transit!)
I haven't seen the latest benchmarks for WD, but I am more than impressed with my 1TB F3's speed. I wrote 400GB sequentially (about 10 or 11 files total) to the F3 at 114MB/s. That's the READ speed of my Seagate.

I also have two 2TB F3s that have been running in RAID 0 in my media server for about 8 months with no issues and good performance.

Dkillett: I'm sorry to hear you got a bad drive. Fortunately, it failed long before you put any serious data on it. The general rule of thumb is if a drive can last 90 days, it'll last 5 years.
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post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by Suprcynic View Post
I'm sure when your car breaks down you never drive another car. When your toilet clogs you never use it again. When a girl breaks up with you, you never go out with another girl, ETC, ETC, ETC.

Waste of a thread.
Looks more like a waste of a reply to me. Post your negative comments elsewhere.
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post #18 of 23
Damn...F3's huh? Well as everyone said don't let 1 drive ruin the image and reliability of Samsung...I've had my 40gb since 2002 IDE ATA100 drives and they're still running w/o any bad sectors...to think it survived a plane ride, bumps and drops. My F3's are still running smoothly for 2 years now.
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I'll RMA thru newegg and keep it around for a backup. Definitely don't have a use for it at this time.
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post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian View Post
My F3 constantly makes grinding noises. It is so audible that there is no point in buying $15 silent fans. Is my drive going to die soon?
Grinding noises are never a good sign. Backup your data immediately.
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