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This review is from: SAMSUNG F2EG HD103SI 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Pros: Get these drives while you can. They are great for extra storage or even to run you main o/s on.the drive may be only 5400 rpm but they have great read and seek times.I have a total of 6 of these drives and just ordered another one because of the price.Do not let the refurbished label send you away from the buy because these are quality checked better than the drives that pass off the line plus you get a upgraded warranty on top of that, not that you will need it because these drives will last for years.I use to be a western digital fan back in the day but the fail rates are too high anymore.I have been using Samsung drives for about 10 years now and the first 160 gb drive i ordered back then is still running strong with only 3 bad sectors in almost 10 years....thats impressive because i still run that drive 24/7 365 1/4th.
Cons: I just hope that even tho segate has taken things over they will keep building these drives based on the float style spindles they have now because that's what makes the drive last so long and gives it the ability to handle great amounts of heat.
Other Thoughts: you save a few bucks on a 1tb you cant loose.the western digital drive may be 2 bucks cheaper but if you value your data get this drive.
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