Which drive is better? Tags: Hard Drives Performance Spinpoint Samsung Seagate Storage Product Last response: September 1, 2012 12:15 AM in Storage Share sabot00 August 31, 2012 9:08:49 PM This Seagate 7200.11 1.5tb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Or the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I like the 500GB extra, but space isn't all that important to me, I want to know what kind of performance difference there is between these two drives, is it big? More about : drive fzabkar a c 311 G Storage August 31, 2012 10:54:19 PM The 7200.11 models had a lot of problems. I'd opt for the Samsung. Have a look at some HD Tune read benchmarks: hoto&tbm=isch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://images.google.com/images?q=HD103SJ+OR+ST31500341... Product Manual. Barracuda 7200.11 Serial ATA: http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/support/disc/manuals... m 0 l photonboy a b Ô Samsung a c 96 G Storage August 31, 2012 11:42:43 PM Are you using the drive as your MAIN Windows drive or as a second drive? You generally want the FASTEST drive for Windows (faster but noisier) and the SLOWEST drive for backup (slower but quieter). The drives you mention are unlikely to be very different in performance. FYI, the general trend is to get an SSD (i.e. 128GB Samsung 830) for Windows and programs, and a hard drive for backup, downloads etc. (even games if you have a lot). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JackNaylorPE a b Ô Samsung a c 117 G Storage September 1, 2012 12:15:00 AM Outta the two, 7200.10 or 7200.12 are fine ..... 7200.11 was funky, get the F3. But both have rather chinsy 1 year warrantees m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwhich is better for boot drive barracuda or caviar green Forum SolvedWhich WD 1TB drive is better? Forum SolvedWhich Hard Drive is better (more reliable)? Forum Solved7200 RPM DUAL HARD DRIVE vs 5400 RPM HYBRID - Which is better? Forum Which blu-ray drive is better: ASUS BW-16D1HT vs Pioneer BDR-2209 Forum SolvedWhich is better: RAM drive or SSD for gaming? Forum Which hard drive should I get? Which one is better? Forum which optical drive is better ? Forum SolvedWhich is better for Win7 boot drive? Forum Which is better, IDE, EIDE, ATA or SATA connection for a DVD-DRIVE? Forum which hard drive is better Forum SolvedSSD Drives which is better Forum Which external hard drive is better? Forum Which Hard Drive is better? Forum Which drive is better? Forum Which would be better to buy ssd, standard hard drive, or motherboard Forum Which hard drive would be better? Forum Which of these 2 Hard Drives is better/faster? Forum Which is better mbr or gpt for back up drive on windows 7 x64 Forum Which is a better hard drive samsung or seagate Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !