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    The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    Since many of us have bought these drives I thought it would be a good idea to make a thread for discussion about them

    Just got one of these for a friend and ran it through HD tach a couple of times and got some weird results...



    How can the burst speed be so high?

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    I bought one that was DOA, got my money back and bought a WD.

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    well the F1 terminology has to come in somewhere..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    How can the burst speed be so high?
    Stupidly high volume of disk cache along with SATAII. Although over 300mb/s is a bit of a yarn, HDTach probably has a bug somewhere.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    Personally I feel the HD Tach graph is quite useless (No offence)
    My WD RE2-GPs are 5400RPM (I think) but STILL have >100MBps STR. Performance difference compared to my other drives are minimal.


    I would be much more concerned about the reliability issue.
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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    Is HD Tune any better for gauging performance? as for reliability, ive seen quite a few people mention returning their F1's for something else from another brand...

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    The `hdparm -tT` program for linux is a tad more reliable for raw throughput. It'll provide raw disk access results, as well as cached reads.
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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    My guess would be that the second test still had data from the first in cache somewhere, probably in your system memory.

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    My guess would be that the second test still had data from the first in cache somewhere, probably in your system memory.
    Even though there was a 40 minute gap between tests...

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Even though there was a 40 minute gap between tests...
    What were you doing in that 40 minutes?

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    What were you doing in that 40 minutes?
    Do you really wanna know?

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    I've recently replaced by two ageing 74GB Raptors with the 1TB F1 Sammy. The result? A _much_ quiter and faster PC (not that it was particularly slow in the first place)! I've partitioned the Sammy into two 476GB (or thereabouts) partitions.

    My Vista WEI score on the HDD is now firmly on 5.9 (the two Raptors only gave a score of 5.6). I know the WEI isn't a great benchmark but it's the one I use for Vista.

    Replacing two noisy and hot drives has meant a slightly cooler system too. It's an absolute bargain at under £100.

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Do you really wanna know?
    No, but my point was, is it something that would flush the cache? Maybe you made yourself a coffee and snack, maybe you were looking at Hexus. This could have left the first test still in memory. You should always reboot on HDD tests to get a clean cache.

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Taz View Post
    I've recently replaced by two ageing 74GB Raptors with the 1TB F1 Sammy. The result? A _much_ quiter and faster PC (not that it was particularly slow in the first place)! I've partitioned the Sammy into two 476GB (or thereabouts) partitions.

    My Vista WEI score on the HDD is now firmly on 5.9 (the two Raptors only gave a score of 5.6). I know the WEI isn't a great benchmark but it's the one I use for Vista.

    Replacing two noisy and hot drives has meant a slightly cooler system too. It's an absolute bargain at under £100.
    But haven't there been a number of issues with these drives? There are a lot of unhappy owners on Newegg.

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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    I think there are so many issues due to how many have been sold in a short space of time.
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    Re: The 1TB Sammy F1 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I think there are so many issues due to how many have been sold in a short space of time.
    Except that the average rating is 3 eggs. That means as many people are unhappy as are happy.

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