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***** Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB Hard Drive In Stock *****

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Slackworth, 16 Sep 2009.

  1. Slackworth


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,020

    Location: Stoke


    The F3 operates at 7200RPM with offerings of up to 1TB data storage capacity by using two 500GB per platter disks. As well as meeting datacentre requirements for addition storage to meet rising demand and increasing performance needs, the new drives also deliver high-performance with lower power for desktop computers and servers.

    - Capacity: 1TB
    - Cache: 32MB
    - Interface: SATA-II
    - Spin Speed: 7200RPM
    - Seek Time: 8.9ms
    - Warranty: 3 Years

    Only £59.98 Inc. VAT

  2. MikeHunt79


    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

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    That seem like a good price for such a fast drive, good to see everything hasn't gone SSD. :cool:
  3. PermaBanned


    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

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    Location: Newcastle/Aberdeen

    Yeah, but as we've been saying in the other thread, what are the access times really like? some reviews put it at over 16ms, others at 13 but either way it's way to high, meaning performance really is like a 5400RPM drive.
  4. MoRT489


    Joined: 21 Aug 2006

    Posts: 6,921

    Any reviews comparing F1 vs F3?
  5. Noufas


    Joined: 15 Oct 2005

    Posts: 532

    my preorder didnt ship :(
  6. 1kiwi


    Joined: 25 Oct 2007

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    Location: Los Angeles

    Was there no F2?
  7. Aono


    Joined: 13 Feb 2009

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    The F2 drives were 5400RPM green versions.
  8. nikebee


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    Location: Pembrokeshire

  9. nikebee


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    Location: Pembrokeshire

  10. nib95


    Joined: 4 Jul 2008

    Posts: 175

    How do one of these compare to the Western Digital Blacks? Just need to know what the best regular 500GB to 1TB drive is and I'll buy on your recommendations.
  11. Nate Silvers


    Joined: 8 Oct 2008

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    Location: Hull, East Yorkshire

    I'm still buying a 1TB WD Green
  12. Atom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2007

    Posts: 1,465

    Location: Manchester

    Me too, in fact I just have!!!
  13. TheMorningStar


    Joined: 11 Oct 2007

    Posts: 2,593

    I have 4 ;)

    There is a notable difference between 3 and 2 platter versions and also 16 and 32mb cache versions. kind of irrelivent mind as i only use them for storage but I still benchmark :D

    Can see 100mbps ish sustaind read/wright with large files, movies etc on the newer veriants. really very impressive for 5400rpm storage drives. the seak isnt great but it isnt all that bad either ;)
  14. Fahim


    Joined: 22 Jun 2009

    Posts: 135

    I replaced all my SpinPoint F1s with EcoGreen F2s, and enjoying a quieter PC. Also I replaced all seagate HDDs with WD HDDs. Seagate fails too much. I hope WDs are reliable.
  15. Audigex

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Feb 2009

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    Hmmm, dilemma.

    My hard drive is dying, I can hear the head noise getting worse daily - do I replace it with one of these relatively untried drives, a WD green (but wait until they're in stock) or another comparable drive?

    My priority is really to keep the noise down (particularly head noise!) so as long as performance isn't impacted too badly day to day, I'll survive.
    Last edited: 18 Sep 2009
  16. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

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    Its about time. Is that post count correct?:eek: 2bil+
  17. Audigex

    Wise Guy

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    Temi, I'm pretty sure that's a modified database field ;-)