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Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by rpsgc » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:43 pm

Hey all,

I've read about the F3's humming noise but only scattered comments. I'd like to have more information so I need your feedback, especially from users who have their HDDs suspended (if that helps with the noise).



Thanks in advance.
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Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by ame » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:06 pm

Hi,

I don't have any problem with these HDDs. Apart from using them on
many builds, I recently got one for my own rig to replace a humming WD AAKS with great success. I use it in the P-150's tray in an acoustically contolled room and I have no problems with hum.

It is my experience that hum has a lot to do with case build quality and transmition of HD vibration to the case. From what I've seen suspention of the drive works to eliminate it.

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Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by Dirge » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:57 am

I have two of these drives in my system and cannot report any humming noises. So far they seem like a solid drive.

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Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by mkk » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:40 am

It's all about vibrations and how many cases amplify them. With good enough dampening or suspension the effect does not present itself.

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Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by rpsgc » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:52 am

ame wrote:Hi,

I don't have any problem with these HDDs. Apart from using them on
many builds, I recently got one for my own rig to replace a humming WD AAKS with great success. I use it in the P-150's tray in an acoustically contolled room and I have no problems with hum.

It is my experience that hum has a lot to do with case build quality and transmition of HD vibration to the case. From what I've seen suspention of the drive works to eliminate it.
But according to your sig you're using a Samsung F1, not an F3.
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Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by ame » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:02 am

That sig needs to be uprayed. I now have both F1 and the F3 103 SJ in trays. SSD is hard mounted in a 5.25 bay. As I mentioned the 103 SJ is the default goto HDD I use on many builds and I consider it to be as quiet as HDDs get. Even when hard mounted in a Three Hundred like I do on budget builds it's not particularly noticeable, though in a silent rig I'd expect you to use the Solo's silicon tray or suspend it.

I think WD black/blue 7200RPM drives are somewhat louder.

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Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by ickarumba1 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:51 am

I have a spinpoint F3 and a seagate barracuda.
I can't really tell which one makes a buzzing sound, but it's definitely one of them.

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Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by SebRad » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:22 am

Hi, I have a F3 1TB in my PC as the only drive. Previously I had a F1 1TB but it proved to be unreliable and I didn't use the warranty replacement either as took while. The F3 might be very slightly louder than the F3 but I'm happy with mine.

*BUT* I have it in a Scythe Quiet Drive and sitting on foam, so it's enclosed and decoupled. The SQD is good for 2~4dB(A) reduction according to SPCR. In this state it's very quiet, quieter than the 1.5TB WD green in external case next to it.

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Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by rpsgc » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:24 am

I don't need opinions any more since I bought a WD10EALX (tip: stay away from it) but I guess people can still contribute for the benefit of other users.
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Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by ame » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:20 am

rpsgc wrote:I don't need opinions any more since I bought a WD10EALX (tip: stay away from it)......
Thats too bad :shock: :cry:
ame wrote:I think WD black/blue 7200RPM drives are somewhat louder.
:? :!: :wink:

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Re: Need feedback from Samsung F3 (HD103SJ) owners

Post by rpsgc » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:32 am

ame wrote:
rpsgc wrote:I don't need opinions any more since I bought a WD10EALX (tip: stay away from it)......
Thats too bad :shock: :cry:
ame wrote:I think WD black/blue 7200RPM drives are somewhat louder.
:? :!: :wink:
No, the X model (6Gbps) simply does not support AAM. My 640GB Blue is perfectly quiet.
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