Looking for a performance 1TB SATAII HDD (Non-SSD) Tags: Hard Drives Performance Western Digital Storage Last response: October 14, 2011 7:40 PM in Storage Share GSB1 October 7, 2011 5:46:33 PM Hi all, Can anyone point me towards a recent SATA drive round up and/or give me some advise please? I am looking for a new 1TB SATAII drive to replace my WD Caviar Blue 500GB drive (7200rpm, 16MB cache). I use this for my system and data, therefore I am looking for something with a performance edge. I have two Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB hard drives (SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache) that I use to back my data up in rotation (via a drive bay - one in a fire safe when not used). The Samsung drives benchmark much quicker than my WD Blue. I am wondering whether to just buy a third Samsung HD103SJ or if there is something better out there? I was considering a 1TB WD Caviar Black (SATA-III 6Gb/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache) but read they are very noisy, which is a put off. I don't mind paying for a premium drive for the main drive, but for the capacity I want am definatelly looking at traditional drives not SSD. Any suggestions? TIA Graham More about : performance 1tb sataii hdd ssd GSB1 October 14, 2011 9:07:02 AM Any suggestions? Are the Samsung drives I am using for data as a good a performance choice as any for my system drive (without paying a lot more)? I am tempted by a WD VelociRaptor but I am not going to gain much capacity for a hefty price tag and I think they are as noisy at least as the Caviar Black drives. GhislainG a c 75 G Storage October 14, 2011 7:40:02 PM I'm using WD Blacks and they aren't noisy, but I use quiet cases. The F3 and the Black should provide similar performance. The VelociRaptor won't perform that much better than the F3 or the Black. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2009/10/06/sam... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum2 SSDs + Secondary ( non-SSD ) HD? ForumNon-SSD boot drive worth the money? ForumFirst SSD | Performance Gain? | SATAII /III ForumConfused About SATA and SATAII ForumSataII versu Sata III ForumSATA vs SATA-II ForumSSD in SATAII not SATAIII Forum965P-S3 and SATAII HDD problem ForumBuying a new HDD for an old system. ForumLooking for the best overall upgrade opinions before purchasing ForumSSD into Latitude D830 - SATA v. SATAII compatability ForumHELP Needed SSD Speeds ok? (SATAIII SSD on SATAII ) ForumRAID 0 between two 256gb SSDs, which then mirror to 1TB HDD . Possible? ForumSataII 3gb in raid 0 or 1 vs single sata III 6gb ForumLooking for a 1tb HDD ! ForumSATAII VS SATA-300 VS SATA 3.0Gb/s Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumSluggish performance on a SATA SeaGate Drive ForumHDD not detected ForumSATA HDD and DVD Won't Play Nice More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !