Jose Hidalgo wrote:
... in YOUR not-so-humble opinion. Please stop trying to give people lessons on what they have to buy. Unless you know much more than them about hard drives, which is not the case here.
If you're no more interested in the F1's, then I believe this topic is of no more interest to you, and you can go to another topic about the WD's and try to convince people to buy them.
If you decide to stay on this topic anyway, then please stop trying to convince us that WD's are better for totally subjective reasons (because objectivy the F1's are better, there's no doubt about this since the F1's are the only 1TB drives in the world with 3 platters) : this is not a constructive behaviour IMHO.
I have bought 9 x HD103UJ from Newegg (yeah, nine). I will receive them in a few weeks (Europe is far...), and then I'll see what happens and I'll draw my own conclusions.
Who are you to make assumptions on how humble my opinion is? Not very humble yourself, are you? I have every right to make suggestions to people what they should buy, that is what this forum is for. If you are willing to blindly guinnea pig the drives, good for you (although it kind of contradicts your ideal of spending as little as possible on drives and hoping to save 10 bucks on cache, when you might be getting broken drives that need to be replaced).
I feel people should be able to make an informed decision, and not only get the subjective info from SileX who clearly either works for Samsung, or thinks his stock will rise by blindly advocating everything they make.
I don't know how "less platters" is a more subjective argument than "more reliable" - the bugatti is the only car in the world with 16 cylinders - but does that make it the best car in the world? no.
As a matter of fact, big platters are a con, if big platters mean that the sectors are broken.
So good luck with yours, I hope you won't be having to send any back to newegg, cause that would be a very tedious process for you.
Just wanted to make sure people are aware of this trend - I am not the only one noticing it.