three SAMSUNG HD103SJ although i think they are the f3 and not f3r
I read that the f3r are for raid and the others are not?
how would i tell which i have?
i have looked on the drive and I don't see F3 or F3R anywhere.
also I have ordered three smaller drives and i guess i would prefer to use these since it will be a cheaper
these are my notes from my wish list
i see there are two benchmarks for the same drive and no info on which one i am getting
also the 934 number is unreal it seems to beat out some ssd i think.
is that an actual number for those drives or a mistake?
Ordinarily manufacturers do not differentiate between a RAID capable drive and a non-raid capable drive. Personally, I have had bad experience with Samsung hard drives and no longer use them.
Additionally, except for very specific purposes, I would recommend NOT doing a RAID0 array. If any of the drives fail, you have to restore from a backup. The more drives in the array, the more chances of failure.
yes i understand that
i can backup on a regular basis on to a very large single drive.
also the only hard drives I have ever had fail were notebook drives i held to tightly while they were runnning.
In other words since 1995 i have never had a single drive fail ever unless i broke it. I am on the computer 80+ hours a week and had several employees and up to 5 computers at a time.
so with regular backups i don't see the problem.
it is weird that there is f3r model for sure I agree and the fact it seems the same is also strange. also the fact there are different performance numbers for two drives with same model number is also strange. I would very much like to know what the difference is.
I got it set up the other day. seems quite speedy and was not that tough once i figured out i could use a thumb drive to install the drivers instead of trying to create a windows disk with the drivers already in there.