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Old 10-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All
I am in the need of a new hard drive but not sure which one to choose
I've heard a lot about Samsung F3 Spinpoint and the WD Caviar Black
And the Seagate Barracuda, like I said I've heard a lot good and bad things about these 3 drive. I don't do gaming but need that my computer boot
up windows fast and run video programs decently.

My system is configured as follow:
Asus M5A88-M Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Memory : 8 GB Crucial DDR-3 - 1333

Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go in this order...

WD Black
Samsung F3 (if the drive is larger than 1TB)
Seagate Barracuda

The WD Black has a five year warranty and plenty of speed. The F3 can actually be faster than the Black but only on the big drives. The Barracuda is still a good drive but Seagate's quality slid once they acquired Maxtor (dropped from five year to three year warranty).
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WD all the way! I only buy WD drives.
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I'm trying to decide between WD And Samsung F3 but not sure yet many people say
WD and many people say Samsung, talking about speed which one is faster ?
And talking about reliability which one will last longer ? I know it will depend on how to use it under which conditions but I would like to hear your thoughts .
Thanks Trotter for your comment.
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I still have my WD 20GB PATA from back in 95.

But, I had both a WD and a Seagate die on me. Never owned a Samsung. Like I and Trotter says, WD is our #1
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Seagate is mine. Barracuda 7200.12's are pretty amazing. Speed-wise they're right up with the F3 and Black, no noise, and like I've said before I buy them for work/home/everywhere and I've only had 2 fail on me. One of which was due to a bad dock, the other was DOA.
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I have had WD for years, and Seagate for years, none of them have failed, yet, some these drives are VERY old.
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