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February 15, 2010 5:13:50 PM

I have bought a system today with a Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB (5400 RPM 64MB cache). But i think it is too slow . So gonna go tommorow to exchange it .

Which one is better

1. - Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB(7200 rpm, 32 MB cache)
2. - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB (7200 RPM 32MB)

Your reviews and opinions would be very helpful !!

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February 15, 2010 5:21:37 PM

Better at what ? Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The WD Black 2 TB is a good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

Look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly.
February 15, 2010 5:31:07 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Better at what ? Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The WD Black 2 TB is a good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

Look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly.


First of all thanks for that helpful link and your opinion .

Yes m only limited to these two because from where i have bought the WD that dealer has these two models only .

I am looking for overall performance of the drive including gaming music and graphics work .

By the way whats the difference b/w F1 and F3 ?

And i have also heard some firmware problems with seagaet HD's . Any comments ?
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February 15, 2010 5:34:13 PM

I would not buy a Samsung F1 drive. That's the older version that isn't as fast as the F3 models. The Samsung F3 and Seagate 7200.12 models use 500GB platters. Those would be the drives to get.

Seagate had firmware issues with the 7200.11 series, but the 7200.12 drives are better.
February 15, 2010 5:53:09 PM

Thanks shortstuff . There's always some good info from you !!

I'll try to get a F3 if not in stock then will get the 7200.12
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