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2 TB 5k rpm, Samsung F4 HD204UI or Seagate ST2000DL003 Green or WD20EA

2 TB 5k rpm roundup  

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  1. 1. Which 2 TB 5k rpm

    • SAMSUNG HD204UI Spinpoint F4 2TB 32MB 5400rpm SATA 3.0Gb/s 92,91USD+Taxes (%18) 36 months warranty
      4
    • WESTERNDIGITAL WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB 64MB SATA 3.0Gb/s 97,97USD+Taxes(%18) 2+3 years (limited) warranty
      0
    • SEAGATE ST2000DL003 Green 2TB 64MB 5900rpm SATA 6.0Gb/s 88,77USD+Taxes(%18) 24 months warranty
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I want a fast at read/write bulk big/small files, economic (prices are similar to each other), reliable (cannot afford another crash) and silent 2 TB HDD at (at 5k segment for price)

At real time conditions they say 7200 rpm harddisks are already %30 faster than 5k rpm harddisks (does that true), StorageReview.com reviews say F4 is better than Seagate but howcome it is if 5400 k already slower than 5900

SEAGATE ST2000VX002 SV35 2TB 64MB 5900rpm SATA 6.0Gb/s 104,87 USD+Taxes(%18) 24 months standard warranty

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/consumer_electronics/sv35_series/

I suppose this one is for reconding camera outputs 24 h / 7 days therefore it is expensive/reliable

WESTERNDIGITAL WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB 64MB SATA 3.0Gb/s 97,97 USD+Taxes(%18) 60 months 2 + 3 years (limited) warranty

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=120

SAMSUNG HD204UI Spinpoint F4 2TB 32MB 5400rpm SATA 3.0Gb/s 92,91 USD+Taxes(%18) 36 months standard warranty

Review: http://www.storagereview.com/samsung_spinpoint_f4eg_review_hd204ui

Discussion:

SEAGATE ST2000DL003 Green 2TB 64MB 5900rpm SATA 6.0Gb/s 88,77 USD+Taxes (%18) 24 months standard warranty

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/desktops/green-drive-barracuda/#tTabContentReviews

http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_barracuda_green_2tb_review_st2000dl003

Samsung Spinpoint F4EG (HD204UI) / Seagate ST2000DL003 Specs

SATA 3 Gb/s / 6 Gb/s interface

Cache 32MB / 64 MB

Spin Speed 5400 / 5900 RPM

Average Seek time - 8.9 ms

Data Transfer Rate / Media to/from Buffer(Max.) - 250MB/sec / -

Data Transfer Rate / Buffer to/from Host(Max.) - 300MB/sec / -

Average Latency 5.52 ms / 4.16ms

Drive Ready Time(typical) - 13 sec / -

Non-recoverable Read Error 1 sector in 1015 bits / -

Areal density (avg) - / 422Gb/in

Sustained data transfer rate - / 144Mb/s

Random read seek time - / <12.0ms

Random write seek time - / <13.0ms

I/O data transfer rate - / 600MB/s

12V start max current - / 2.0A

Acoustics - Idle 2.5-2.6 / 2.1 Bel

Performance Seek 2.8-2.9 / 2.3 Bel

Temperature / Operating 0 -60 °C / 0 -60 °C

Temperature / Non-operating -40 ~ 70 °C / -

Seek (typical) 5.7W / -

Read/Write (typical) 6.3W / -

Idle (typical) 5.1 W / 4.5 W (average)

Operating (average) - / 5.8 W

Standby (typical) 1W / -

Sleep (typical) 1W / -

Weight (avg.) 650g / 622g (1.371 lb)

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I'd just go with the Seagate based on price alone. As to performance, spindle speed isn't the only factor in determining how well a drive works.

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I'd just go with the Seagate based on price alone. As to performance, spindle speed isn't the only factor in determining how well a drive works.

thanks for the opinion, review's conclusion is not clear to m

also even though SATA 3 is not reachable via mechanically or old X58 boards may it be useful some time future or if you combine mechanical HDDs with SSD, and 5900 rpm drives offer theoretical 144 MB/s, in reality around 50-60 MB/s (I suppose according to review)

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now they all at the same price and I am not sure about seagate or samsung any more opinions please

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Seagate if you want a little edge in performance, Samsung if you want a little edge in power draw. They're both good...

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ive done a intense google search for my own needs, the HD204 seems to be a reliable option. i just found compliants about the known firmware bug and like with every other brand the "dead on arrival" problems.

i hope, and i realyreally hope, that this will not be another error. ive till know matched every bad charge of harddisks... (like dtla, samsung 1604/1614)

now im not sure which disk to choose for the backup of the hd204, either hitachi or seagate. i will never do the backup on the same type of drive again.

seagate has worked for me very well on the last 8 years (80Gb cuda 4 up to 7200.10 drives all IDE). only the last 1TB st3100528as (cc34) shows smart errors and wired smart data (more headflying hours than power on)

http://s3.imgimg.de/uploads/HeadFlyingHoursa00006aeSEAG1TBa00006aejpg.jpg

have to say that the hd204 is louder on the heads than my seagate above and there seems to be as much vibration with the samsung as in the "good old days". bearing noise is none.

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suppose seagate might be good, they bought samsung if courts approve they might merge in middle term

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