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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:40 am 
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The Black is $95 with promocode EMCMNPM45


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:07 pm 
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But the Seagate LP is 85


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cfmwarren wrote:
But the Seagate LP is 85


There's a good reason it is $10 less.

That Seagate spins at 5900 RPMs.

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How is the Western Digital Black's speed compared to the Samsung Spinpoint F1?

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822152102


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I believe it's pretty similar. They're both from the same generation.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:08 pm 
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The seagate may be 5900 RPM, but its almost as fast as my velociraptor. Read the mpc review.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:16 pm 
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that's their review over the 7200RPM 7200.12 HDD. Not the same thing.


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cfmwarren wrote:
The seagate may be 5900 RPM, but its almost as fast as my velociraptor. Read the mpc review.


With all due respect, flush your crack down your latrine!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:23 pm 
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Ouch! Shall I post benchies???


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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/seagate_barracuda_lp_2tb


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1) Different Seagate drive.
2) Different Western Digital drive.

Completely different benchmarks are needed to prove your point.

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cfmwarren wrote:


Yep, you still haven't gotten the details. They were comparing a low power Seagate drive to a low power, "green" WD drive.

The Seagate 7200.12 1TB, which is faster and cheaper than the 1TB Black edition from WD, is probably the drive you had in mind and is damned close to the performance levels of a Velociraptor. Even exceeds it in many tests and is the drive I personally chose over the much more expensive per GB Raptor.

But when you have people telling you differently, please read the reviews you are putting forth before posting the links. Save yourself some awkward moments.


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Not what I meant. I was simply saying that the LP is damn close to the Velociraptor for a low power 1TB drive. I wasn't making a comparison between the WD Black. The LP is my data drive, and has been a boot drive in a client's build. Never a complaint.

Here's the bench.

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I really was trying to make a point that for 10 bucks less, the LP is a compelling choice. I don't have a Black, and have never used one, so I wouldn't know how fast they are.

The review was just to point Spartacus to the page.


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Flip a coin on the WD Black 1TB vs Seagate 7200.12 1TB. They trade blows in benchmarks and can be had for the same price ($90 range) if you shop around. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433&cm_re=seagate_7200.12-_-22-148-433-_-Product
I recently went with the 7200.12 becaue it had two 500GB platters and the .12 series from Seagate has been pretty solid. Can't go wrong with either though really.

PS The 5900rpm version is a waste. For a few pennies more you can have the 7200rpm, which is the one everyone has reviewed and loves.


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I had totally forgotten about this post lol.
Last time I checked, 15 bucks wasn't a few pennies, but whatever.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2tb-hdd-energy,2371-8.html

The LP comes about 10 MBs away from the .12, and saves you 15 bucks. I agree, it wouldn't make a very compelling boot drive for performance users, but for a data drive, it kicks ass.


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