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WD Caviar Black 1TB or Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, help me:

Which one is better and/or faster. I'm looking for performance, this HDD will compliment my SSD as a secondary disk for games and general storage.

Thanks in advance. :)
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  1. I have a Caviar Black 1TB and love it. The Spinpoint is a good drive too. You might also want to consider a Seagate 7200.12.
  2. Best answer
    The 2 TB Black has four 500 GB platters and is very fast. The 1 TB has 3 meaning the areal density of the 1 TB model at 333 GB per platter puts it at a disadvantage compared to the F3's 500 GB / platter models.
  3. Thank you sir!
  4. JackNaylorPE said:
    The 2 TB Black has four 500 GB platters and is very fast. The 1 TB has 3 meaning the areal density of the 1 TB model at 333 GB per platter puts it at a disadvantage compared to the F3's 500 GB / platter models.


    Of course that's changed, if I understand correctly the current WD Caviar Black has 2 500gb platters and a 64MB cache.

    Other than that I have the same choice as the OP between the two drives - the noise is reportedly louder in the WD which is a concern.
  5. I went with the Samsung Spinpoint F3 and I'm VERY happy with its performance.
  6. The Spinpoints are nice. They were hard to find back when I got my one, however it has been great.
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