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Samsung Spinpoint F1 HDDs: New Winners?
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The storage study by Fleishman-Hillard that we mentioned above has lots of very interesting data. We picked two pieces of information that we consider especially relevant to most of our readers.

If you look at how much storage capacity requirements have grown over the last two years, 54% of all interviewees said that their requirements increased by 50% or more. It's surprising - or rather, shocking - to see that 16% don't even know how much their storage requirements grew; 6% did not say anything at all. Also, a 100% increase in three years very much equals the increase in available hard drive capacities. If requirements grow faster than available capacities, it will be more difficult to provide storage that is large enough and fast enough, and that can be backed up within an acceptable time frame.

Clearly, individual data requires more storage capacity than business data such as databases and email. Unlike individual data at home, which usually consists of audio, video or image content, this can also be project files at work.

All four terabyte hard drives utilize the SATA/300 interface. Only Hitachi offers a Molex power connector; everyone else sticks to SATA power, which is required for hot plugging.
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    evert , July 30, 2008 11:07 AM
    Does anyone know what the differences (if any) are between the HD103UJ & HE103UJ models?

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    Anonymous , August 3, 2008 9:01 PM
    HE=enterprise-class, raid certified. The only difference between HE and HD (in the specs) is a "rotational vibration sensor". Check them out on samsung.com.
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    evert , August 3, 2008 9:28 PM
    Is a rotational vibration sensor worth the extra money?

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    qazwsx12 , August 27, 2008 6:14 PM
    HE = Enterprise Class = 7 year warranty
    HD = Desktop Class = 3 year warranty
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    Anonymous , September 25, 2008 10:24 PM
    I have the famous spin ponit F1 which supossed to be compatible to sata 1 by switch or patch, @#$%^&* i can save files etc.......but it is impossible to install Windows!!!!!!!!!! And the technical support is @#$%^& no one answers. Just dont buy it!!!!!!!!!!
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    bitage , August 20, 2009 8:38 AM
    AnonymousI have the famous spin ponit F1 which supossed to be compatible to sata 1 by switch or patch, @#$%^&* i can save files etc.......but it is impossible to install Windows!!!!!!!!!! And the technical support is @#$%^& no one answers. Just dont buy it!!!!!!!!!!

    PEBKAC, all I have to say about that...
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    Anonymous , December 15, 2012 3:55 AM
    I bought one of these in march 2008, it's still going strong. Perhaps I don't hammer it with read/writes (it's a storage drive after all), but it gets used daily and has been in systems and in external cases, it's literally lived in as many different houses as I have; nearly 5 years later and it's still rock solid.

    (Was looking for pictures to use it creating an icon for it, ended up here in my stumbling, and thought I'd share my two cents.)
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    TechMasterJoe , January 19, 2014 11:52 PM
    Update i have a HD103UJ is has 55834 Powered on hours with 2119 starts still 100% G with zero errors and prefect SMART report still one of the coolest(temps) drives i own avg 26c with my WD's doing 36c + right next to iti use it as a temp dump for torrents before my custom software runs a ed2k hash on the file and files it way on my NAS in the 6.4years of UP time i have on this drive it has only been powered off for a few days at best wish any company made drives like this now days, under 200$ i used WD Reds for NAS but they all fail after 15k~20k hours.this has just been a friendly report from a long time Anime Sub Group's Encoder and archive owner.2014 home NAS Specs24X 4TB WD Reds NAS in custom U4 rack Quad E7-4870 & 256GB DDR3 (Folding@Home 99% of the time)2X Adaptec 2274900-R (future proof for expansion)ordered 12 more WD Reds this week yet to be added "amazon delivery Tuesday"