Page 1:Mainstream, Business or Eco? Samsung Terabyte Drives Compared
Page 2:Eco? Should You Care?
Page 3:Samsung Spinpoint F, RAID, EcoGreen
Page 4:Drive Comparison Table and Test Setup
Page 5:Benchmark Results: Transfer Diagrams
Page 6:Benchmark Results: Throughput
Page 7:Benchmark Results: Access Time and I/O Performance
Page 8:Application Performance, Temperature, Power Requirements
Page 9:Workstation I/O Performance per Watt
Page 10:Streaming Read Performance per Watt
Spinpoint F, Spinpoint F RAID or EcoGreen F—which model wins? If you’re looking for a desktop hard drive for your new PC, or to upgrade an old PC, we recommend going for the ordinary Spinpoint F mainstream model, because it provides the best bang for the buck at a cost that will soon be reaching $100 for a full terabyte of storage. The Spinpoint F1 isn’t a power saver, but the potential power savings of an EcoGreen F drive on a mainstream desktop PC aren’t worth the consideration. At the same time, the EcoGreen F will noticeably reduce your storage performance on a desktop PC, which is not what you want.
However, the Spinpoint F RAID edition is an option you should consider if you know that your PC will be running all the time, or if you want maximized I/O performance and throughput. The more you do with your PC, the better off you are to go for a more robust hard drive. The RAID edition comes at a little premium, but the cost is typically worth it for enthusiasts.
The EcoGreen F by Samsung remains an attractive option if you’re looking for a hard drive for storing data as efficiently as possible. HTPCs, NAS servers and similar devices do not require the highest performance; here we are more concerned with efficiency and low noise. Users looking for an additional storage hard drive for their PC or an external hard drive should also consider the EcoGreen F, as it not only requires less power, it also runs noticeably cooler.
HDD Segments Comparison Table
|Segments||Standard Desktop||24/7, Performance||Power Efficient|
|Hitachi||Deskstar 7K1000.B||Ultrastar 7K1000||Deskstar P7 series|
|Samsung||Spinpoint F||Spinpoint F RAID||EcoGreen F|
|Seagate||Barracuda 7200.11||Barracuda ES.2||n/a|
|Western Digital||Caviar Blue||Caviar Black||Caviar Green|
- Mainstream, Business or Eco? Samsung Terabyte Drives Compared
- Eco? Should You Care?
- Samsung Spinpoint F, RAID, EcoGreen
- Drive Comparison Table and Test Setup
- Benchmark Results: Transfer Diagrams
- Benchmark Results: Throughput
- Benchmark Results: Access Time and I/O Performance
- Application Performance, Temperature, Power Requirements
- Workstation I/O Performance per Watt
- Streaming Read Performance per Watt