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10-24-11, 01:47 AM
I recently found this on newegg seems like a very new HD so i was wondering if anyone has tested it out.
also if anyone has any suggestions to a possible better performance for around the same price don't hesitate to mention it :P
10-24-11, 07:53 AM
For that same price (or less) I believe a better drive would be a Samsung F3 1TB.
Also, even though the drive says Sata3/6Gbps it is virtually impossible to get a mechanical drive to run that fast, so paying any extra for something of that sort is a waste.
10-24-11, 07:59 AM
What are you going to be using this hard drive for?
If it will be the main drive for a system, I'd suggest a Western Digital Black series, as it will be a bit quicker.
10-24-11, 08:57 AM
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM
It's about equal to wd black series..
10-24-11, 06:20 PM
Dammit lol I shoulda been a bit more patient. Oh well I'll be the guinea pig for this one but I'll get that one if I have any problems or if I end up needing another tb. Also is it in any way beneficial to run 2 sdds with the srt of intel motherboards? Or is it the same with an hdd and an ssd
Also yeah I saw that it was 6gb or w/e but I was getting it cuz it's a single platter. From what I had read I heard it's more reliable that way and I though the speed is good
I haven't read any reviews on this drive but it should be quite fast. They have the Deskstar 7K1000.B, the Deskstar 7K1000.C and now the Deskstar 7K1000.D with a single platter. The B and C gave the Black a good run and this one should be better.
It could be the fastest 1TB 7K desktop drive out there.
10-25-11, 06:11 PM
If these are single platter drives then it's probably pretty snappy. Hitachi makes good drives, too.
10-25-11, 06:41 PM
In the last 5 years I've had 4x seagate/maxtor drive failures, 3x WD, and 1x Hitachi (was dead out of the box). I currently have 18 hard drives in use, not counting laptops, covering all major brands. (Seagate, WD, Samsung, Hitachi).
If I had to pick a new drive to purchase, it would be WD for their good and FAST warranty, or Samsung for their price/performance ratio (I did have to flash the firmware on my samsung storage drives, and that really pissed me off). Hitachi makes a nice drive, and we just bought 5 2tb Hitachi drives for a ReadyNas. However, we had to warranty a deskstar that was dead out of the box (we had it sitting for some months before opening), and imo, the process took too long, holding up a project of ours. WD has a faster warranty IMO, and the ability to cross ship is very nice. I had to warranty 2 Raptors last year, and had replacements in 2 days. The Hitachi took 2 weeks. I've never had to warranty a Samsung drive, so I wouldn't know.
Honestly, if its a high density single platter drive, the performance is going to be on par with any other high density single platter drive. If you want real performance you get an SSD...otherwise just enjoy lots of storage for a good price. I'd be comfortable running any drive that wasn't a Seagate :p...so just buy whats cheapest and call it a day.
10-25-11, 08:13 PM
Yeah I got an SSd for my build too gonna run it with intel srt I'll eventually get a bigger one but for now I think it will suffice. I really hope this drive works well, if at least as good as the sanding that was recommended. I don't mind being a guinea pig for it cuz it's pretty new so I'll let you guys know
11-02-11, 01:40 PM
Well after almost a week the hdd died lol... so i guess ill be getting that samsung
11-02-11, 02:41 PM
wow nevermind.... jesus, the price for those 2 have gone up WAYYYY to much i'm gonna just ask for a replacement.
11-02-11, 02:59 PM
holy crap, looks like the prices finally caught up with the shortage that happened in Thailand because of flooding..
11-02-11, 03:00 PM
The prices didn't go up because of the shortage (yet). The prices went up because of customer speculation regarding hard drives. Everyone expects the price to go up will generally cause the price to go up. They are just riding this out and charging what people are willing to pay.
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