@1TB..7200.12 vs. F3..noise? longevity? benches?

So ... I have to ask .... Same price .. same specs .. what differences exist ??

I am only interested in HARD FACTS ... not perceptions/assumptions/testimonials.

Noise ? ... MTBF? ... Benches ? ... which will be quiter ... last longer?

RAID-0 better?

Would one drive present any notable advantage for media apps ??

Please post any good links to benchmarks and LAB TESTS (noise, etc.)

Rating [662] *** [254]
In Stock Yes *** Yes
Item# N82E16822148433 *** N82E16822152185
Model# ST31000528AS *** HD103SJ
Brand Seagate *** SAMSUNG
Series Barracuda 7200.12 *** Spinpoint F3
Packaging Bare Drive *** Bare Drive
Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s *** SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity 1TB *** 1TB
RPM 7200 RPM *** 7200 RPM
Cache 32MB *** 32MB
Average Latency 4.16ms *** 4.17ms
Form Factor 3.5" *** 3.5"
Parts 3 years limited *** 3 years limited
Labor 3 years limited *** 3 years limited
Average Seek Time 8.9ms (SAMSUNG)
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  1. bump ... no takers ?
  2. Best answer
    Do a Google search for "Seagate 7200.12 1TB vs. Samsung F3 1TB". Here's one of the returned results:
  3. Best answer selected by Alvin Smith.
  4. good enough
  5. Or stay right here at THG.....7200.12 takes the cake on noise and temps. 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):


    Look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly.
  6. JackNaylorPE said:
    Or stay right here at THG.....7200.12 takes the cake on noise and temps.



    FOR SOME REASON the link you posted does not show as ACTIVE/HiGHLITE

    ... All I see is normal (black) text and can't click-thru ... Hmmmmmm.

  7. That's intentional .... it wasn't working as a link spo I put in parenthesis.....copy paste into url window w/o ( )
  8. thnx
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