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Hardware Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Dec 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Been thinking about a new hdd for a while now, think this will be the one I get, thanks for the review :D
     
  3. nukeman8

    nukeman8 New Member

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    Surprised it didnt score a 10, any way it could be improved on?
    Its cheap, beats all other mechanical hard drives in just about every test.
    Cant see another hard drive beating it before SSD's become the standard.

    Otherwise extremely good review as normal.
     
  4. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo New Member

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    Nice HDD review.

    I've got one of these guys, and I can honestly say it's noticeably faster then all my other HDDs. Beat all my friends at game load times with similarly spec-ed PCs.

    A lot quieter and cooler then my other drives as well.
     
  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I've got two (and two of the 750GB model, and two of the lesser 500GB model).

    Quiet and quick. Shame the read times can't match the write times, but you pay through the nose for that sort of thing.
     
  6. BIS

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    I bought one a few weeks ago for my new pc, it's big (storage-wise), fast, and silent. The quietness is what I have noticed most (it neither whines nor chatters).
     
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    Got 4 of these in my lil readynas, great performance and still all alive and kicking (probably near 6 months+ uptime now) despite what the interwebs may say about reliability.
     
  8. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    I have one of these, can copy from a 320GB WD and a 5400rpm laptop drive at the same time with good speed. Just wish I could afford a few more and a RAID card.
     
  9. djDEATH

    djDEATH Habari gani?

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    yup - i have one too, and it is very fast. A lot faster than my old WD 250GB drive that was my main drive for over two years, this just blows it away. nice to see that i actually chose the fastest one, cos in all fairness, i actually just went for the cheapest 1TB i could get my hands on, and i paid less than the quoted price too.

    Aria.co.uk had it for £67.99 + P&P over two months ago
     
  10. Oclocker

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    Interesting review - makes the Raptor seem overpriced - makes me wonder if my 640gb F1 is twin platters?
     
  11. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    Mechanical HDD's are reliable despite all those common bullshits spread all over the internet. They are reliable as long as people are not kicking them around or use them in terribly filthy cases. In fact most of them are failing due mistreating or improper use - like when some moronic cheapskates use small HDD's in servers(80GB drive with small cache, running 24H/7D = murder).
     
  12. Arkanrais

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    do you guys at Bit have any 1.5TB drives in house for testing?from what I've seen (at least on the seagate model) is that they're the same $/GB as 1TB drives ($0.19/GB here in NZ), but I'd like to see some performance comparisons before whipping out the wallet on one.
     
  13. Tim S

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    AFAIK, Harry is getting the 1.5TB Seagate in (I've certainly asked him to do so). :)
     
  14. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    hmm, our file server here at work is showing it's age (4*160Gb drives), perhaps I can get my boss to spring for four of these...
     
  15. Guest-23315

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    I use three of these 1Tb drives in my PC. Two as my Windows/apps/games one which are set in RAID 1 and the other as a dump drive..

    Nice and quiet, and cheap for what they are...
     
  16. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Seagate are shipping us the drive today - review incoming!
     
  17. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Great review, thanks!

    I know what my next drive is going to be :)
     
  18. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Been looking for a new drive, 250gbs just isnt cutting it for me. was looking at 650gbs but i can go for a TB especially for 100 bucks
     
  19. plagio

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    I can't believe raptors got beaten up in almost all tests.
    So, my next gaming rig will have a couple of Intel SSD in RAID0 and one of this Samsung for data.

    Thanks bit-tech
     
  20. Denis_iii

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    Does it show as 1000GB's in Windows?
     
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