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by SileX
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

Technically spealing (specs and also reviews and tests published so far), the Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB is far better than any other 1TB drive. If it fails or not more than others, only time will tell. But in theory it should be more reliable, since it has less (three) platters versus Western Digital...
by SileX
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

All drives fail. And usually only people with problems post their problems. Check out and you will read horror stories with all of them from all manufacturers. Right now, there is nothing like the Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB. Having said that, it is good to have choices. Competition is great for us, en...
by SileX
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest: 2.5" drives
Replies: 75
Views: 86827

Looking for this:

Hitachi Travelstar Travelstar 5K500 400 & 500GB

viewtopic.php?t=45513
by SileX
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Travelstar Travelstar 5K500 400 & 500GB
Replies: 4
Views: 2601

Great! That means that 2TB 3.5-inch models should be around the corner as well.
by SileX
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any good 1TB drives? Samsung, WD, Hitachi all have trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 3794

The Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB is the best as far as I know. Sure some people complain, but usually only people with problems complain. To prove my argument, just have a look at http://www.macfixit.com and see that it is filled with problems of Mac OS X and Mac applications and Macs. Does it mean that...
by SileX
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

It seems to me that the 16 MB Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB will never be released. That is why in Germany both models are priced alike. Wait and see...
by SileX
Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

Does USB 2 vs FireWire (even FireWire 400) matters for you? For me the difference is huge in favor of FireWire 400, which is much, much, much faster IN REAL WORLD for my work with and without video editing (eg., for moving large files or large amounts of data). It is another world! I guess the same ...
by SileX
Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

To know if 16 or 32 MB cache make or not a difference, we need to wait for the comparison tests. My bet is that it will make quite a significant difference. I will never buy the 16 model having a 32 option. It is my data and it i my time. Worth much more than the dollar difference!
by SileX
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

Samsung SpinPoint F2 1.5 TB by 2008:

Original German:
http://www.hartware.de/news_43643.html

Translated to English:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u ... n&ie=UTF-8

Expect 2TB by 2009.

Wow!!!
by SileX
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

I've found some nice benchmarks of the 750 and 1TB Samsung drive: Source: http://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/list_messages/1259539 Dutch to English translation: http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fgathering.tweakers.net%2Fforum%2Flist_messages%2F1259539&langpair=nl%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8
by SileX
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

Also here comparing all the four 1TB drives available so far: http://www.pcgameshardware.de/?menu=browser&article_id=622977&image_id=742173&show=original Noise for idle/seek: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000: 0.6/1.2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS: 0.6/0.8 Samsung F1 HD103UJ: 0.3/0.5 WD Caviar GP WD1...
by SileX
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

KenAF wrote:Do we have any real world reports on the acoustics yet?
Here:

viewtopic.php?t=43076

Best one overall? Samsung, hands down!
by SileX
Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest 3.5" INTERNAL drives (1TB)
Replies: 21
Views: 14728

Lensman wrote:I seem to recall some review stating that the Samsung drive was also "blazingly fast".
It is in the link!
by SileX
Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest 3.5" INTERNAL drives (1TB)
Replies: 21
Views: 14728

Here are them all: http://www.pcgameshardware.de/?menu=browser&article_id=622977&image_id=742173&show=original Noise for idle/seek: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000: 0.6/1.2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS: 0.6/0.8 Samsung F1 HD103UJ: 0.3/0.5 WD Caviar GP WD10EACS: 0.2/0.5 The quietest ones are the Sa...
by SileX
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

Samsung gets the vaporware award. Still have not heard from anyone who has actually received a Samsung drive. 6 months and counting. I'm glad I gave up on Samsung and went with the WD. You get the FUD award. It has been available for weeks now. Just buy it! Take a look at pricegrabber.com, which tr...
by SileX
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 308914

silentbobbo wrote:Samsung gets the vaporware award. Still have not heard from anyone who has actually received a Samsung drive. 6 months and counting. I'm glad I gave up on Samsung and went with the WD.
You get the FUD award. It has been available for weeks now. Just buy it!
by SileX
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

Finally available in the States, even cheaper than in Europe: Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ - Hard drive - 1 TB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-300 - 7200 rpm - buffer: 32 MB. From $304.09: http://www.google.com/products?q=HD103UJ&a...s&scoring=p Backordered, and the price $323 when you go to the vendor's ...
by SileX
Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

Finally available in the States, even cheaper than in Europe:

Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ - Hard drive - 1 TB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-300 - 7200 rpm - buffer: 32 MB.
From $304.09:
http://www.google.com/products?q=HD103U ... &scoring=p
by SileX
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

Hitachi vs Seagate vs Western Digital vs Samsung:

German:
http://hartware.de/news_43487.html

English translation:
http://www.google.com/translate?u=http% ... en&ie=UTF8
by SileX
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

You can purchase NOW from many shops. Check it out:

http://forums.storagereview.net/index.p ... &start=150
by SileX
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest 3.5" INTERNAL drives (1TB)
Replies: 21
Views: 14728

beoba wrote:
Nick Geraedts wrote:It'll be interesting to see how the various "next gen" drives stack up. :)
Will SPCR be doing this stacking in a review/update anytime soon?
That was the purpose of this thread in the first place:

The quietest 3.5" INTERNAL drives (1TB)
by SileX
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

For the first time in history, available here at SIX retailers:

SAMSUNG SpinPoint F1 (HD103UJ), 1.0TB
available immediately
The dealer has this product on stock
http://en.toppreise.ch/prod_117902.html

Now, the fun has just started!
by SileX
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

WOW!!!

Translation from Korean to English:

http://www.google.com/translate?u=http% ... en&ie=UTF8
by SileX
Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

Umm... i bet most hard drive makers have some prototypes with crazy capacity that they could release... but that doesn't mean that it's going to happen, or that the 3.5-inch 2TB drives wouldn't cost >$1000. [/i] I meant with 5 platters (as has Hitachi). Samsung could do it right now on the market.
by SileX
Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

Actually, Samsung could offer a 3.5-inch 2TB disk if they wanted. Sure they have it in the lab.
by SileX
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

IT IS IN THE WILD: http://forums.storagereview.net/index.php?showtopic=25549&st=100&start=100 AMAZING. NOT ONLY 1 TB BUT 1.5 TB!!! Original Chinese: http://product.ccidnet.com/art/6589/20071109/1269941_1.html English Translation: http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fstor-age.zdnet.com.cn%2...
by SileX
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

Check my posts. Available NOW!
by SileX
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

STOP THE PRESS: Samsung 1TB SATA F1 HD103UJ 7200 32mb Listed in the United States: http://www.google.com/products?q=HD103UJ&scoring=p Available NOW in the European Union: http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.it-multimedia-shop.de%2Feshop.php%3Faction%3Darticle_detail%26s_supplier_aid%3...
by SileX
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148218

UPDATE: THIS THING SEEMS FINALLY REAL ON THE RETAIL CHANNEL. They seem to have NOW an ex-demo unit at http://adgexpress.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=3135 --------------------------------------------------- Interested in an Ex-Demo unit? Although we only list new items, we may have an Ex-Demo ...