We've put more than 70 F1 1TB drives in service the last year, with a grand total of ONE failed drive, which was DOA. So its safe to say that the 1TB variant is pretty good.
However, the track record with the 750GB drives are not that good, with a substantially higher failure rate. I suspect problems with the 250GB platters used in these. Thus I'd also avoid the F1 500GB ... No point in buying either, really, as the 640GB is faster than both.
Thank you. Hearing that has made me very happy.
So I called Samsung today and they told me they will do an RMA for me. However, I will get a refurbished hard drive.
Should I take it? I'm so scared of refurbs.