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    1tb hard drive ?

    Just about to get a Tb hard drive and was just wondering which drive to go for as there are

    the samsung spinpoint, the WD Caviar and the hitachi deskstar , Not sure about the barracuda seagate as there was a post on here a while back about all of those returns / issues people were having and all the stuff they had to go through to recover data and dont really fancy that.

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    SAMSUNG have the best results in the labs tests - just got one myself and it's good

    WD Green would be good in a home server with low access but other than that use Samsung F1 is best

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    I've got 2 of these in my Nas Box can't fault them.

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    Forgot to mention am going to be using it with a 2008 mac pro and have read in a few places how people have had vista or xp and it keeps locking up on them and they have ran the diagnostic tool from samsung which comes out fine as no errors so not so sure.

    Also here

    Apple - Support - Discussions - Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB problems with ...

    So just wanted to get some current experiences of the drive , also where did you get your F1 from ?

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    The Samsung drives have been excellent for me

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    Another vote for the samsung 1TB f1s, fast and huge! Think ebuyer have a good deal on them at the mo as well

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    I have 4 of the 1 TB F1 drives at home in my RAID. Fantastic drives that are quiet and really fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Apple - Support - Discussions - Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB problems with ...

    So just wanted to get some current experiences of the drive , also where did you get your F1 from ?
    can I please point out what your link says above

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    I have 4 of the 1 TB F1 drives at home in my RAID. Fantastic drives that are quiet and really fast.
    show off - are they all striped or half striped and half mirrored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    can I please point out what your link says above
    That would be good - although I did not read it all - I skim read through it so most likely missed a section lol

    DOH !!
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 18th May 2009 at 09:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    I have 4 of the 1 TB F1 drives at home in my RAID. Fantastic drives that are quiet and really fast.
    Bet its a lot quieter than my RAID 0 raptors!! Couldn't afford more than one F1 at the time, but wish I had more now as I have tons of smaller drives instead at the moment!

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    I have a WD Green 2TB drive in my home media PC. Quiet, energy friendly and tons of capacity. I'd go Samsung for a 1TB though as I've had fantastic experiences from them in the past. My last drive was a 750GB Spinpoint F1 and was a blazing drive, if not exactly silent.

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    in our experience samsungs have a high failure rate, we have had no problems with western digital as a vendor

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    in our experience samsungs have a high failure rate, we have had no problems with western digital as a vendor
    what about hitachi V Western Digital ?

    Also can someone recomend two 1tb hard drives ( one from WD and one from Hitachi )

    Obviously think I will leave the F1 spinpoint as dont fancy a drive that has a high failure rate ( thanks for the info Simon )
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 18th May 2009 at 09:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    what about hitachi V Western Digital ?
    Personally I cant comment on hitachi branded hard drives but I swear by WD and use 4 x 1TB WD's myself which Ive own now for 8 months with no problems.

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