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Windows 7: WD's 3TB Internal HD

20 Oct 2010   #21
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I just deleted an e-mail from Microcenter pushing this hard drive. When WD pushes out a Caviar Black, I "might" consider one.

Though I currently have a 1TB, a 750, and 500gig drive installed in my system, neither one of them is at 50 percent capacity
most drives do not contain the specified amount even a 1G flash drive i no the reason but cant remember at the moment


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20 Oct 2010   #22
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I just deleted an e-mail from Microcenter pushing this hard drive. When WD pushes out a Caviar Black, I "might" consider one.

Though I currently have a 1TB, a 750, and 500gig drive installed in my system, neither one of them is at 50 percent capacity
most drives do not contain the specified amount even a 1G flash drive i no the reason but cant remember at the moment
When it is formatted, you lose a small amount of disk space to the information stored about formatting. The drive has to know how to store the data.
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20 Oct 2010   #23
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I just deleted an e-mail from Microcenter pushing this hard drive. When WD pushes out a Caviar Black, I "might" consider one.

Though I currently have a 1TB, a 750, and 500gig drive installed in my system, neither one of them is at 50 percent capacity
most drives do not contain the specified amount even a 1G flash drive i no the reason but cant remember at the moment
When it is formatted, you lose a small amount of disk space to the information stored about formatting. The drive has to know how to store the data.
thanks i found this site which is a good read
http://library.thinkquest.org/C00620...harddrives.php
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20 Oct 2010   #24
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

any views on this drive please Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ) [HD103SJ]
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20 Oct 2010   #25
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I've had good experiences with all 3 of my samsung drives
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20 Oct 2010   #26
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I've had good experiences with all 3 of my samsung drives
The F3 operates at 7200RPM with offerings of up to 1TB data storage capacity by using two 500GB per platter disks. As well as meeting datacentre requirements for addition storage to meet rising demand and increasing performance needs, the new drives also deliver high-performance with lower power for desktop computers and servers.

never used a two platter
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20 Oct 2010   #27
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
any views on this drive please Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ) [HD103SJ]
it looks ok in the specs

1TB HDD Holds:
Up to 284,000 digital photos
Up to 250,000 songs (MP3)
Up to 24,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
Up to 76 hours of Digital Video (DV)
Up to 400 hours of DVD quality video
Up to 120 hours of HD video
Main Specifications
Capacity: 1TB
Interfaces: SATA
Transfer Rate: 3 Gb/s (Max)
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Buffer: 32MB
Features:
MAX.500GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk
Serial ATA 3.0Gbps Interface Support
Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR
Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity
Intelligent compensation of external disturbance
SATA Native Command Queuing Feature
Device Initiated SATA Power Management
Rotational vibration sensor
Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance
Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware
ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant
ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature
ATA 48-bit Address Feature
ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature
NoiseGuard
SilentSeek
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20 Oct 2010   #28
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I would imagine that there is a head on each side of the platter to accommodate that. The lower power comes from less rotating weight.
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20 Oct 2010   #29
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i got to choose now out of
Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM

Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache 3.5-inch Green Internal Hard Drive

1TB HDD Holds:
Up to 284,000 digital photos
Up to 250,000 songs (MP3)
Up to 24,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
Up to 76 hours of Digital Video (DV)
Up to 400 hours of DVD quality video
Up to 120 hours of HD video
Capacity: 1 TB
Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
Buffer Size: 32 MB
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20 Oct 2010   #30
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I would go for the Samsung, that sounds like a nice drive.
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