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Old December 14, 2008, 08:01 PM
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^^ True, but it depends on current drives. 640, 750 & 1TB drives from Seagate aren't performing all that great, if you check on the net, you'll find out how many people are having endless performance problems related to at least the 640GB and 750GB drives. Otherwise Seagate for sure.
Well I have read a lot of comments about the 320GB 7200.10 Seagates with 3.AAK firmware that people are getting extremely slow performance - and yet I have the same firmware and get over 75MB/s, contrary to the claims of many of having under 50MB, etc....

I don't deny that there is a hit in quality control, but this affects most companies now, not just Seagate ! Now I may have spoken too soon or given an evil eye to my Seagate because tonite I've noticed a loud buzzing sound coming from one of my Seagates motor - turned it off and back on and noise is gone for now - it does make an occasional "tchhhhhhhink......tchink..." sound but otherwise the drive works fine, 1 drive out of the dozen I have is not so bad. One thing I do notice about Seagates, their motors are noisier than my old Maxtor DiamondMax drives with FDB motors, those were ultra quiet, you could barely hear them spinning at all - The seagates, you do hear the motor and the noise varies from drive to drive - and the noise is noticeable especially during spinup and spindown - All of my previous DiamondMax were so quiet that I could mistake them for being off and not running.
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Old December 16, 2008, 01:02 AM
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I have one Samsung 1 TB F1, & two Seagate 1 TB 7200.11s.

I'd recommend the Samsung unless you can get the Seagates for a decent bit less $$$.

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personally i'd go samsung over seagate, i've always had problems with seagate.. but that's a just luck of the draw.
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Old December 19, 2008, 10:40 PM
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Those benchmarks are not representative of what I get on my seagates, I get much better results - what firmware is your Seagate 1 TB ?
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