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    Looking for a 1Tb Hard drive

    I'm coming here for a recommendation because I have found the normally excellent www.storagereview.com a completely outdated source of information.

    As the title suggests I'm looking for the best 1Tb drive (or possibly larger if worthwhile) hard drive money can buy. I have looked at eco or Green hard drives but I'm really after performance over power consumption. The drive will be used for data storage of predominantly photos but it's for a professional photographer who uses a high end, high megapixel camera and shoots in RAW. He uses Lightroom and needs speed hence I am considering a WD Black WD1001FALS. I have heard good things about Samsung EcoGreen F2 drives so am open to your suggestions.

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    Re: Looking for a 1Tb Hard drive

    I believe the F2's are 5400rpm. If you can wait a little longer, the new 1TB F3 is 7200rpm though and also uses 500GB platters.

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    Re: Looking for a 1Tb Hard drive

    I just bought the WD 1TB Black Cavier drive, you do hear it but its fast. I got mine from www.scan.co.uk for about 68 quid. Good drive to boot, can't comment on other brands as I have used WD drives for years

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    Re: Looking for a 1Tb Hard drive

    I'd go with the WD black as well if speed is the priority.

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    Re: Looking for a 1Tb Hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by gingerBen View Post
    I believe the F2's are 5400rpm. If you can wait a little longer, the new 1TB F3 is 7200rpm though and also uses 500GB platters.
    Yep, I saw something on the Samsung F3 drives with the 500Gb platters, can't wait for reviews and pricing. Personally, I am looking at purchasing the Western Digital Black drive soon, the warranty and performance reviews appeal to me.

    Whatever you buy, hopefully you'll be happy with it! Good luck with your search!

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    Re: Looking for a 1Tb Hard drive

    Definitely the WD Black currently.

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    Re: Looking for a 1Tb Hard drive

    WD black or the Samsung Spinpoint F1, both are based on a 3 platter design, the WD black generally comes out on top as it has excellent I/O peformance.

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    Re: Looking for a 1Tb Hard drive

    I really like my F1, it runs quiet and cool and is fast. the WD black will be noisier...
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    Re: Looking for a 1Tb Hard drive

    The Samsung Spinpoint F1 is cheap, fast, quiet and runs very cool.

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    Re: Looking for a 1Tb Hard drive

    I recently bought some Samsung Spinpoint F1s for £50-60 each. Currently £55 each at aria and £60 at SCAN (but free shipping,so depends how many you buy).

    I currently have 6 in a video capture/edit machine I recently built, and they work great.

    WD and Maxtor drives have a habit of just exploding in mine and my friends experience.
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