Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 6 Oct 2009.
Yes that's precisely it.
I predict that this comments thread is going to go bonkers in a very short span of time. This drive's been on everyone's watch list and it certainly hasn't disappointed.
Also, it's currently the cheapest 7200rpm 1TB drive on Newegg, with free shipping. Doesn't get much sweeter than that!
partition the disk 200gb sorted your short stroked your hdd (that all the segate/WD tool does nothing special, start of the disk is fast)
The question is: does the F3 make the WHOOOP noise?
I have 8 F1 drives, two of them have been running without ventilation 24/7 for months.
I got 3 F1's and 1 F3 and they are all awesome drives. No failures at all.
I knew the F3 was gonna get a high mark which is why I have been pestering for Bit-Tech to review it.
Samsung F1 vs F3:
thats just an awesome price. wont use them in builds, but may pick one up for myself...
thanks for the review b-tech (y)
753LJ is the 750GB version of the F1 right? That's been out for at least 1.5 years.
EBUYER it's currently £56.88 with free supersaver delivery
Which is cheapest when you take in delivery.
We want to know does it WHOOOP? Or was that "feature" removed for flu season?
Thanks for the review
I wanted to buy 2 of these just the other day and now I'm sure I'll buy them.
It does indeed Whoop.
My WD external drive has been running almost 24/7 for 2 years. Its just a regular 320gb drive inside.
I am SO getting a 500GB F3! Single platter Cheesecake
I just realized I accidentally bought two of these when I thought I was buying F1's....GO ME!!!
Would love a pair of these in RAID1
Yeh +1 for a short stroking feature on this drive. At that price point and outer platter performance...
I am glad you guys mentioned this suggestion and not some stupid "lets put 20x Samsung F3's in RAID 0" idea!!
Get One. <- i got two last week
Would this actually work? My mental image is of filling a hard drive from the middle outwards (like a CD) so if you were to "short stroke" it using partitions you would have to put the partition at the back of the disk which may cause issues with operating systems?
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