Samsung 3.5: number of platters and heads?

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Samsung 3.5: number of platters and heads?

Post by Sooty » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:32 pm

For the following drives. Tried Googling but I’ve run out of patience :?

F4 HD322GJ ?
F1 HD322HJ ?
F1 HD252HJ ?
F1 HD161GJ ?
F2 HD502HJ ?

I’m after single platter for reliability. Single head should be more reliable too, but I’m thinking maybe 2 heads will be quicker at certain tasks. I’m also after quiet of course, so if any of the above are known not to be, please say.

They all appear to be Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps. Are these going to be okay with my ASUS A8V Deluxe mobo?

Btw, would an Intel X25-V Value SSD run okay on my mobo?

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Re: Samsung 3.5: number of platters and heads?

Post by HFat » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:34 pm

Density affects performance. I think F4 is denser than F3 and F2 which are in turn denser than F1. I think F2 and F3 single platters were no bigger than 500G so any F1 bigger than 320G should have several platters. I don't think they've released F4EG single-platters yet.
The F2EG single-platter was particularly quiet.
Look at the speed (7200 vs. 5400): the 7200rpm models are faster but noiser and use more power.

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Re: Samsung 3.5: number of platters and heads?

Post by trxman » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:34 pm

just keep away from Samsung :(

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