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 82 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 SolvedWhat is the best price to performance ssd when paired with a 1tb hdd? Forum SolvedA few weeks back i did a custom build, and have a WD Blue 1TB HDD. Recently i have seen the performance of my system go down a Forum SolvedLooking for a new wd or seagate 1tb internal HDD Forum SolvedSeagate 1tb 7200 RPM 32MB Cache HDD (cheap) vs WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200 RPM 64MB Cache HDD? (noise/performance)? Forum Looking for low budget wd 1tb internal hdd Forum Get a performance 1tb hdd or Get a 2nd identical HDD to RAID Forum Looking for a 1tb HDD! Forum Looking at getting a new 1tb HDD Samsung/WD? Forum Looking for the best performance option (HDD). Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !