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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB or Western Digital 750GB WD7502AAEX

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HDD For OS & Programs:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
OR
Western Digital 750GB WD7502AAEX

Which drive will be faster for OS and programs. Isn't the WD Blacks the fastest HDD (not SSD) for OS and programs? This benchmarks -->http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd.php?hdd=WDC+WD7502AAEX shows that the Samsung is faster. But why is the WD Blacks so much more expensive if it is about 100 points slower?

Thanks
 
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64Mb cache in the WD makes them faster and dearer the F3 i believe has more platters so is allmost as quick in some scenarios just afaik that though from reviews
 
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64Mb cache in the WD makes them faster and dearer the F3 i believe has more platters so is allmost as quick in some scenarios just afaik that though from reviews
So which one would you suggest will be drastically faster for Win 7 64bit?
 

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Id say the samsung, Ive owned a fair few of their drives and they have always been given great reviews pitty they are now owned by seagate :(
 
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Id say the samsung, Ive owned a fair few of their drives and they have always been given great reviews pitty they are now owned by seagate :(
I know, sad to hear. I was quite surprised when I heard that too.


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Does 64mb cache drastically change the speediness for an OS & programs compared to a 32mb cache?
 
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Hey guys, any suggestions?

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Im pretty sure the F3 is still the fastest hard drive out there
 
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Go with the F3.
 
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Why is WD Black's expensiver than F3?

Thanks for the suggestion
 
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Samsung > Western Digital IMO!
 
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Definitely get the Samsung F3. I have bought 5 of them and love them...fast, quiet, reliable.

I also had that Western Digital drive for a short while before I sold it. It vibrated my whole case and desk even though it was mounted with anti-vibration pads.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I guess I will use the F3 for the OS then.

Greatly appreciated :)