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Application Performance, Temperature, Power Requirements

1,000 GB: Three Samsung TB Drives
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Both Spinpoint F drives perform alike in our PCMark05 application test. However, the EcoGreen F is substantially slower here; the difference is noticeable.

We already mentioned the low surface temperature of the EcoGreen F drive as a positive, which is a result of the reduced spindle speed.

Should you be looking for a drive to store data that isn’t accessed frequently, low idle power is important, as the drive will probably be in this operating mode most of the time. Here we see 4.3 W idle versus 6.8 W or even 7.2 W, which is a huge difference!

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