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    Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    I just grabbed a second hand 750 gig F1 from Hexus members Tinners, cos I've been gagging to try some speed tests with this drive for a while.

    I have a love of Western Digital AAKS drives, normally from 320 to 500 gig size. They're fast, quiet and reliable. I also have an old 74 gig 10k Raptor drive as my current boot drive, and it's random access time IS still the best ever for hard disks.

    But here we have Simpli Software's HD tachmoter to start proceeedings on the speed tests.

    Not forgetting that larger drives tend to be faster because of platter density....and because of my belief in my Hard Drive Partition Theory I tend to use just the outer edges of the platter for speed sensitive stuff, a 750 gig drive like this will give me a very fast 150 gig boot drive/games drive.

    So.. here's an F1 (red line and red text) compared to a 400 gig WD AAKS (blue line and blue text)


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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    Sadly I think that's faster than my 74Gb Raptor. I want it back now
    Then again I'd miss the huge amount of noise the raptor makes on boot....

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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS



    the aaks 500GB and 1TB 7200.11 in my home server
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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    I used to love Barracuda's but I got scared off by so many other people with failures

    This F1 is mighty fast tbh.

    Mad.. can you do the LONG test for me too?That one of yours looks like the quck test.

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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    Real life isn't so clear cut in speed terms.

    Perfect Replica of CoD World and War on both drives. Nothing else on either, both freshly dropped there, and defragged once (not that they needed it, the file drop was clean in both cases)

    Boot up game in Single Player, and then choose Solo and then choose Mission Select, then choosing the same mission, time the boot time from the moment I chose the Hardness Level (always the same) to the moment the "Click any Key to Continue" message comes up.

    First time you load a level it's aways slower, and then 3 more for averages

    Samsung F1:
    Semper Fi Level: First time 22 seconds, thereafter always 16.5 give or a take a few tenths.

    WD AAKS:
    Semper Fi Level: First time 22 seconds and thereafter always 16. something...

    Near identical real world perfomance.


    Ring of Steel Mission:

    F1: First time 28 seconds,
    AAKS: First time 28 seconds.

    So in actual fact, so far in game level load times, not a lot faster tbh.

    Still, nice drive.

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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    I used to love Barracuda's but I got scared off by so many other people with failures

    This F1 is mighty fast tbh.

    Mad.. can you do the LONG test for me too?That one of yours looks like the quck test.
    you are spot on, i couldnt figure out which test you had done so i did the short, as its short :/

    ill run the long
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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    you are spot on, i couldnt figure out which test you had done so i did the short, as its short :/

    ill run the long
    of course I'm spot on.... I love hard drives... they make me all.... moist.

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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    right second drive is running, only have the seagate as i pulled a iomega usb apart cause they were selling it for £78 in staples and i needed storage fast before the lan, id have gone for a wd green in a perfect world
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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    while we wait patiently for Mad's benchy...

    I've just had one of those "one off" moments.

    The F1 has just loaded a CoD5 level, fresh, not played for days, in under 14 seconds! The AAKS, which I tried immediately afterwards to compare, in case it was a small level, took 19 seconds.

    Must have had the read head poised and ready in a lucky spot

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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS



    Samsung 1TB Drive.
    using it as my OS drive aswell though

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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    ill test my 250aaks and 640aaks, you must remember though that samsung use 320gb(or 500?) platters hence why it wins against your 400akks as that has much smaller platters. Ill upload some results in a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    that's what I wanted to see... Random Access on Seagate's is often lower, contrary to their adverts. They seem to "miss" the data and wait for it to come around again.

    That AAKS is good for Random Access... it's why I like AAKS drives tbh. My 400 gig is the least good tbh. The 320 and 500 seem best.

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    ill test my 250aaks and 640aaks, you must remember though that samsung use 320gb(or 500?) platters hence why it wins against your 400akks as that has much smaller platters. Ill upload some results in a bit.
    Tbh, while I'm inerested in the platter count, I'd say this 750 gig drive has 100 of them in there, cos it weighs a ton

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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    here we go,

    and the 250aaks...
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    Re: Samsung F1 vs WD AAKS

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    that's what I wanted to see... Random Access on Seagate's is often lower, contrary to their adverts. They seem to "miss" the data and wait for it to come around again.
    yup random access is truly poo, sustained is sexy, its in a home server, so apart from its own internal fumblings its locked at either 802.11N or 22Mbit broadband, so im happy
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