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by SileX
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

The brand new Samsung 1TB 'HD103UJ' HDD - 32MB Cache - 1,000GB SATA will be available by 20th November 2007: http://adgexpress.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=3135 On the other hand... The Samsung 1TB 'HD102UJ' HDD - 16MB Cache - 1,000GB SATA will not be sold anymore: http://adgexpress.com.au/pr...
by SileX
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

alva, Welcome and thanks! Here it is. This thing is getting interesting. What I wonder is what about the 1 TB model? http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/8321 Published Mon, 2007-10-22 20:58 Computers/Servers Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) has delivered the world’s most energ...
by SileX
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

quest_for_silence wrote: The drive is 7200 RPM, it always spins at that speed.
That is simply not true and frontally contradicts WD GreenPower papers as well as recent benchmarks. What are they playing at?
by SileX
Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

ok, i've bitten the bullet... i'm discarding the Hitachi as an option but have preordered a Samsung f1 1TB (can't seem to get it available in the UK as yet?) and ordered 1 WD 1TB will let you know some comparisons as soon as i get them... haven't got any fancy equipment, but my ears are pretty shar...
by SileX
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive - MECHANISM INSIDE
Replies: 8
Views: 3349

maybe you should try on another forum, like where mac-heads chat, even on dslreports.com they have a mac forum, try there. http://www.dslreports.com/ ??? No such topic there. Any Mac, Linux, Windows or whatever user can check the mechanism inside such external disk, just using a disk utility, as ex...
by SileX
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive - MECHANISM INSIDE
Replies: 8
Views: 3349

How to find a case and internal disk matching this one? The LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 & Hi-Speed USB 2.0 1TB http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10931 On the other hand, I have no way to check it at a shop and I do not think it is right to order and th...
by SileX
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive - MECHANISM INSIDE
Replies: 8
Views: 3349

NeilBlanchard wrote:Hello,
You could try emailing LaCie? :wink:
I tried that before. Their answer is that they cannot disclose such information. Weird but true. Mainly because ayone with the drive can check about it with a disk utility and see the manufacturer code, Google it and find the exact disk model.
by SileX
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309076

The wait is over:

Samsung AMD 1TB F1 HD102UJ SATA2 7200 16mb
EUR 349,99
20 of 20 available
embedded long URL #1
Samsung AMD 1TB F1 HD103UJ SATA2 7200 32mb
EUR 349,99
20 of 20 available
embedded long URL #2
by SileX
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive - MECHANISM INSIDE
Replies: 8
Views: 3349

Anyone knows? Thanks.
by SileX
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

so..... I've been looking through this thread, and am kinda confused by the RPM numbers and such... but more importantly, what's the conclusion? What is the 1TB drive to buy these days for a fileserver? Well the conclusion for me is pretty obvious. The most silent 1TB drive is the WD GP. I trust SR...
by SileX
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

Best Buy has the Hitachi 1TB drives on sale for $250. Picked one up today should be here in about a week. Thanks. Amazing! It was $600 two months ago. Competition is great! Well, it is now sold out: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8295588&type=product&id=1172880158065 These drives sho...
by SileX
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

whiic,

Thanks and done!
by SileX
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

Btw, I ordered that WD already and canceled F1 order. I found a retailer that sold it for around 260 eur (incl. 22% VAT) (not incl. postage). F1 I ordered was around 290 eur. Most other retailers selling 1TB in Finland sell it for higher than 300 eur. Hitachi's lowest price according to MBnet price...
by SileX
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309076

AVAILABLE Samsung 1TB: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/productmodel.do?group=72&type=61&subtype=63&model_cd=249&tab=fea# This product IS NOW AVAILABLE!!! http://www.doicoaustralia.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=902&osCsid=82954e64688f80c1760dfd82f65a45fb Acoustics Idle 2.70 Bel Per...
by SileX
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

FINALLY Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB AVAILABLE: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/productmodel.do?group=72&type=61&subtype=63&model_cd=249&tab=fea# This product IS NOW AVAILABLE!!! http://www.doicoaustralia.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=902&osCsid=82954e64688f80c1760dfd82f65a45fb Acoust...
by SileX
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

4. Typically the more platters and heads you have, the more Input/Output performance you will receive. BUT, does the desktop single-user need 10 heads churning away, especially with 2 or more gigs of ram? Conversely, 1 platter 1 head HDDs are painfully slow! As far as I know, it is just the opposit...
by SileX
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

Actually, according to TG Daily, the WD 1TB will have 4 platters: WD claims that the 4-disk 1 TB Green drive shaves more than 5 watts off the consumption of other 1 TB drives, which, according to the company, typically consume about 13.5 watts. http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/33028/135/ I wonde...
by SileX
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

5 platters for the WD 1TB? Any web link for such information? Thanks.
by SileX
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

Great price drops. Now, once the Samsung SpinPoint F1 1000GB 32MB SATA II (HD103UJ) starts selling, we will have them all competing and brave new price reductions!!!

Hitachi
Seagate
Western Digital
Samsung <-- BEST?
by SileX
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive - MECHANISM INSIDE
Replies: 8
Views: 3349

Anyone knows the mechanism inside? If you have one of those external drives, you can see the mechanism inside using a disk utility. For instance, on Mac OS X, open Disk Utility, select the device icon (that is, the disk icon, not the volume icon below), click the "i" button (info) and see the code i...
by SileX
Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest 3.5" INTERNAL drives (1TB)
Replies: 21
Views: 14738

Thanks!
by SileX
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 148289

Perhaps this thread should be sent to:

Large drive review
viewtopic.php?t=41515

Thanks.
by SileX
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: LaCie 2big Triple - MECHANISM INSIDE
Replies: 0
Views: 2024

LaCie 2big Triple - MECHANISM INSIDE

Which mechanism uses this disk with two drives inside? LaCie 2big Triple FireWire 800, FireWire 400 & Hi-Speed USB 2.0 2TB Item Number: 301256U (USA) Item Number: 301256EK (EU) http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10969 Hitachi? Seagate? Samsung? Western Digital? Fujitsu? On the Mac you ...
by SileX
Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: World's Smallest, Quietest, Most Energy-Efficient Server
Replies: 4
Views: 3164

World's Smallest, Quietest, Most Energy-Efficient Server

Fujitsu Offers World's Smallest, Quietest, Most Energy-Efficient Server. Lower noise levels. The PRIMERGY TX120 produces 28 decibels (dB) while idling and 31 dB in operation, approximately 50 percent lower than standard tower servers. Less energy consumption. Running in its maximum configuration, th...
by SileX
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309076

alfred wrote:Single-platter HD250HJ is available : http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/?fs=HD250HJ&in=
For 54,34 or 57,90 € (euro)???

http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/?a=2 ... filterform
by SileX
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309076

dvdmonster wrote:What makes you think that link is more accurate than the fudzilla link?
Which links? One is for Seagate and the other is for Samsung. They are different beasts!
by SileX
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Ranking of drive mechanisms
Replies: 0
Views: 950

Ranking of drive mechanisms

It seems to me that Samsung is the quietest mechanism in general and Seagate the louder.

Solid State Disks: 0
Samsung: 3
Western Digital: 4
Hitachi: 5
Fujitsu: 6
Seagate: 7

Note: ranking of noise level (arbitrary from 0 to 10).

Right? Any other experiences with these and other mechanisms. Thanks.
by SileX
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest 3.5" INTERNAL drives (1TB)
Replies: 21
Views: 14738

Lensman, which size the Hitachi and the Seagate? Thanks.
by SileX
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest 3.5" EXTERNAL drives (1TB)
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Thanks. I want 1TB drive for sure. I have seen three FireWire ports in this. It is not an enclosure, but the full external disk: LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 & Hi-Speed USB 2.0 1TB http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10931 Also in this forum: http://www.s...
by SileX
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive - MECHANISM INSIDE
Replies: 8
Views: 3349

LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive - MECHANISM INSIDE

Which mechanism uses this drive? LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 & Hi-Speed USB 2.0 1TB Item Number: 301224U (USA) Item Number: 301224EK (EU) http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10931 Hitachi? Seagate? Samsung? Western Digital? Fujitsu? On the Mac you can se...