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    400GB Samsung HD403LJ Spinpoint T166

    Any one know any thing much about these, like how good they are, number of platters, have one, etc

    400 GB Samsung HD403LJ Spinpoint T166, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms
    Scan have got them on for £33.35
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400-G...MB-Cache-89-ms

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    Re: 400GB Samsung HD403LJ Spinpoint T166

    Well if you work it out it's 167GB per formated capacity per disk which in turn I think works out as 80GB per platter...?

    Not sure if I'm right but my calculations state 80GB per platter.
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    Re: 400GB Samsung HD403LJ Spinpoint T166

    I doubt it's 80GB per platter - that would mean 5 platters. 167GB per platter means it's probably 3 platters - maybe only one side of of the third platter is used but I can't find specs on the net. These are older drives and probably wouldn't be very fast.

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    Re: 400GB Samsung HD403LJ Spinpoint T166

    I have the 320b HD321KJ which is a Spinpoint T166 and for the time they were reasonably fast drives(around 2006 and 2007) and quiet too. They either use 166gb or 133gb platters. TBH, I would get one of the 320gb Samsung F1 drives for a similar price as they are single platter.
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    Re: 400GB Samsung HD403LJ Spinpoint T166

    Or a 500G Ecogreen F2 with 500GB platter?
    That will be on par with / way faster than any 400GB drives.
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    Re: 400GB Samsung HD403LJ Spinpoint T166

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    I doubt it's 80GB per platter - that would mean 5 platters. 167GB per platter means it's probably 3 platters - maybe only one side of of the third platter is used but I can't find specs on the net. These are older drives and probably wouldn't be very fast.
    OMG what the was I thinking of, know you are right, I recommend you get yourself a Segate HDD 5 Year warranty and bullet proof. I have been using these for years never turned back or used another make of HDD.
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    Re: 400GB Samsung HD403LJ Spinpoint T166

    As far as I know Seagate don't get 5 years of warranty now, except enterprise drive.
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    Re: 400GB Samsung HD403LJ Spinpoint T166

    Right now Samsung and Western Digital are my drives of choice.
    For that price I'd also go with the 320Gb Samsung.

    Interestingly I avoid Seagate because of past reliability issues. Still with such a wide choice everyone should eb able to find a drive that suits them
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    Re: 400GB Samsung HD403LJ Spinpoint T166

    I've got a 401LJ, and it does the the job but nothing special... I seem to remember the 400GB versions actually being a good bit slower than the 500GB ones due to lower density platters, I think it was CustomPC benches.

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