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WesternDigital WD6401AALS and/or SAMSUNG HD502HJ ?

Which is the best of these drives? WesternDigital WD6401AALS or SAMSUNG HD502HJ ?

  • WesternDigital WD6401AALS

    Votes: 3 100.0%
  • SAMSUNG HD502HJ

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    3
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#1
I started this topic to discuss anything related on both of these great drives!

I am a proud owner of 2x SAMSUNG HD502HJ and 2x WesternDigital WD6401AALS. Please post/share your hdtune raid 0 results here ! Also share your experiences on performance/reliabilty on the drives. For me these are the best 7200rpm drives atm. Do you agree?

My result on asus maximus extreme x38/ich9r mobo using 2x SAMSUNG HD502HJ RAID 0

Will post results when i build a 2x WesternDigital WD6401AALS RAID 0 array

Please leave your vote in my poll!
 

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Joined
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117 (0.03/day)
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System Name XTREME CORE
Processor Intel Core2QUAD Q9650 OC`ed @ 4Ghz 1.265v
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3P Rev 1.0
Cooling Corsair H100 CPU Water Cooler
Memory 4x2GB Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3 1600mhz
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SC EE 1024MB
Storage 1x OCZ Vertex 2E 60GB SSD, 1x Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB
Display(s) LG Flatron 22inch L226WTQ
Case CM Storm Sniper Black Edition
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair HX850W Modular PSU
Software Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
#3
Thank you for your post!

I agree it seems that the WD6401AALS is abit faster than the SAMSUNG HD502HJ. Also the WD6401AALS has 12ms seek time (single drive) and the SAMSUNG HD502HJ has 13.1ms (slower)! But on sequential transfer rates the samsung wins! it pulls 137mb/sec while the WD6401AALS pulls 113.7mb/sec. The samsung is a single platter drive so it explains the higher STR. while the WD6401AALS has 32mb of cache and shows its muscle against the samsung at lower 1ms seek time. So that`s why they are the best drive around! it was diffcult for me to choose between the two but i picked two of the same to satisfy my needs. I love them too!