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    Re: Is the Samsung F1 still the drive of choice?

    ive got a 500gb f1 and its a brilliant drive
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    Re: Is the Samsung F1 still the drive of choice?

    I own it, big fan, prefer it to my old WD.

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    Re: Is the Samsung F1 still the drive of choice?

    I have the 1tb version and its excellent

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    Re: Is the Samsung F1 still the drive of choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by switchmode View Post
    I'm going to add my 10 cents here just to add confusion

    I have used a 74 Gb raptor as a boot drive on my home tower system, it's cool quiet running, seek noise is a bit more than a standard drive but its not loud I admire its engineering it really is a great product.

    I have two ssd drives (One a birthday present from her who must be..) and the other I just had to have as the first one was so good.

    In my Advent netbook it was just such a great upgrade low noise and heat, the WD 80Gb drive it came with would park the heads so much it drove me mad I'm not joking thats not the point here though.

    The netbook runs much cooler with the 64 GB G.Skill Falcon and its much faster to boot up, better battery life, so its win win in this application.

    I had to have one in my other notebook so I splashed out on a crucial 64 Gb I ran this on a desktop just to see how it did, well it was fine very fast as I expected.

    Would I replace my main systems raptor ? Yes if the price was the same otherwise no.

    I think they are the future even now they are fast, applications load is faster (Subjectively) but thats only a small time difference unless you launch everything at once. In my limited use so far SSD for the win.
    Thanks for weighing in switchmode
    Its good to get feedback from someone who's actually using the new drives. Sadly I have had to reorganise, burn to DVD and delete bits and bobs to make space to tie me over, and I'll wait on the next paycheck to get an F1, which seems to be the best compromise between cost and decent speed.

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    Re: Is the Samsung F1 still the drive of choice?

    The Samsung F3 is out in some places (out of the UK), so it's shouldn't be long before they show up here. The next gen Hitachi shouldn't be long off either. Then again, they are bound to be more expensive.

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    Re: Is the Samsung F1 still the drive of choice?

    WD Black's are the way to go - hopefully theyll release a 500gb/platter version, but the 333gb/platter versions are blisteringly fast (for a mechanical drive), and are not all that expensive either!
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    Re: Is the Samsung F1 still the drive of choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    The Samsung F3 is out in some places (out of the UK), so it's shouldn't be long before they show up here. The next gen Hitachi shouldn't be long off either. Then again, they are bound to be more expensive.
    ooh

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-S...-89-ms-NCQ-OEM

    As I understand these have two 500GB platters, which should make them faster than the F1. They claim to be quieter, faster and more energy efficient, but I can't find any reviews yet...

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    Re: Is the Samsung F1 still the drive of choice?

    Wow, that's cheap for something so new. There are some figures from end users, but it's the usual sequential transfer measurements (in this aspect, they beat even the Caviar Black).

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    Re: Is the Samsung F1 still the drive of choice?

    From reading around, my general take on the new F3 vs the Caviar Black is that the Black has quicker access times and they have comparable sustained read/write performance.

    I am still happy that I have a Caviar Black in my rig, but I'm seriously thinking about putting a 500GB F3 in the mATX Phenom build that I'm doing for my Dad, because it is cheaper and cooler whilst offering close to leading performance.

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    Re: Is the Samsung F1 still the drive of choice?

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...3-1tb-review/1

    Yes, this answers my question. I just bought the 1TB F3, and it is good

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