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    Samsung drives are excellent, especially the F3 and F4 models. They surpass WD drives in performance, and are generally a fair amount cheaper. I have a 1TB F1 and a 1TB F3, and both have served me very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero82z View Post
    They surpass WD drives in performance, and are generally a fair amount cheaper.
    Do they beat Caviar Black drives in performance?

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    I'm not sure if they beat the 2TB Black drive, but they beat the others.
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    That's my conundrum. I don't want to take a hit in performance (my 750GB is a Caviar Black), but I also want space. If I could afford it, I'd consider buying three more Caviar Black 750GBs, and doing a 0+1 array, but that's out of the question, so I'm having to be a bit more pragmatic while still not wanting to "downgrade;" if that makes any sense.

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    The best overall drive as far as price, performance, and capacity are concerned is the Samsung F4 2TB. Like I said, I'm not entirely sure if the 2TB Black beats it or not, but either way, the Black is also much more expensive. The F4 can be found in the $70-80 range regularly, whereas the 2TB Black is more than twice that price. You could literally buy two F4s and RAID them while paying less than a single WD drive would cost.
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    The F4's I'm seeing are 5400RPM, are those the specific ones you are talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    DeskStar FTW!
    Agreed. One thing I quite like is the (non-standard, but actually documented) FORMAT UNIT command they support, which lets you re-slip bad sectors if a few grow to keep RAID performance up.

    Other than the notorious Deathstar 60 GXP problems years ago, they've been pretty good to me. Seagate's warranty service sucks ass. I used to use them when they were the only ones offering 5 year warranties, but I haven't enjoyed them since.

    WD is much better about service, especially advance replacement.

    One brand I've heard good things about, but haven't used personally, is Samsung's "spinpoint". Does anyone have any experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cypherpunks View Post
    Agreed. One thing I quite like is the (non-standard, but actually documented) FORMAT UNIT command they support, which lets you re-slip bad sectors if a few grow to keep RAID performance up.

    Other than the notorious Deathstar 60 GXP problems years ago, they've been pretty good to me. Seagate's warranty service sucks ass. I used to use them when they were the only ones offering 5 year warranties, but I haven't enjoyed them since.

    WD is much better about service, especially advance replacement.

    One brand I've heard good things about, but haven't used personally, is Samsung's "spinpoint". Does anyone have any experience?
    I had loads of Deathstars and none ever died on me. They all got retired (after years and years of service) before they actually crapped out

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