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Help choosing Hard Disk: Seagate or Samsung

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February 8, 2012 4:52:42 PM

Hello,

I'm choosing a hard disk for my new built gamer PC, and I'm choosing between this two:

Samsung Spinpoin F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and

Seagate Barracuda 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The price of this two hard disks identical here in Europe.


I also have a question, what is the difference between this two Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard disks - I mean, which one is newer, better, simply which one to choose between these two?
http://www.shopping.com/xSBS-seagate-seagate-5-year-war...


I really need to know, what to buy, because I'm ordering all the stuff tomorrow.


Thanks for your replies in advance.
a c 311 G Storage
February 8, 2012 6:01:57 PM

Well, I've been playing this game for decades, and my answer is that it doesn't matter. They are all fine drives.
a b Ô Samsung
a c 110 G Storage
February 8, 2012 7:35:16 PM

^ Yep.

I used to recommend the Spinpoint F3 because it was a few dollars cheaper but if they are the same price you might as well flip a coin.
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February 9, 2012 4:57:54 PM

OK, then I'll go with Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.12 32MB Sata3.


I still don't know the answer to the question below, I assume the 32MB one is newer, because it has more user ratings on neweg - anyone?

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I also have a question, what is the difference between this two Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard disks - I mean, which one is newer, better, simply which one to choose between these two?
http://www.shopping.com/xSBS-seaga [...] -112222486
a b Ô Samsung
a c 110 G Storage
February 9, 2012 5:10:55 PM

The one on the left has a faster seek time so would be a faster drive. It's showing as not available though.

Edit: Actually I believe that is a misprint. According to other places it's for sale the drive on the left has an identical latency and seek times as the other drive. The drive on the right is just a newer drive that replaced the one on the left.
February 9, 2012 8:03:08 PM

Samsung was sold. So I will not choose it. Seagate is my choice, but if you care about your data use Raid.
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