Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Review

Written by Harry Butler

October 6, 2009 | 09:16

Tags: #f #f3 #hard-disk #performance #review #spinpoint #tested

Companies: #samsung

FC-Test Results

Website: FC-Test

Our FC-Test benchmark is split into three parts. First is a write test involving the creation of a file pattern similar to common files such as MP3s or large video files. Once created on the drive, we then copy the file pattern from the drive back to a different folder on the same drive, producing a combined read/write test. Finally we test the read speed of the drive by performing FC-Test's read test on the files copied.

For our benchmarks, we're using both the MP3 pattern, consisting of two hundred and seventy small files totalling 0.99GB, and the ISO pattern, consisting of three large files totalling 1.6GB in size. We feel these represent the most common files people will be frequently copying to and from an drive, and can be interpreted as as close to a real world file transfer test as possible.

FC Test

Mp3 File Create on Drive

  • Corsair P256 256GB SSD
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB v.1.1
  • Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
  • Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
  • Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.12
  • Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB
  • Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.11
  • Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB
  • Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green
  • Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10
    • 6.5
    • 7.0
    • 10.9
    • 11.4
    • 11.4
    • 12.5
    • 12.8
    • 13.5
    • 14.9
    • 15.9
    • 16.7
    • 16.9
    • 22.1
0
5
10
15
20
25
Time (seconds)
  • Time (Seconds)

FC Test

Mp3 File copy to Drive

  • Corsair P256 256GB SSD
  • Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB v1.3
  • Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black
  • Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB
  • Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB
  • Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
  • Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10
  • Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.12
  • Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green
    • 5.31
    • 5.49
    • 6.25
    • 7.35
    • 7.61
    • 8.29
    • 8.46
    • 9.17
    • 9.30
    • 9.30
    • 9.48
    • 10.54
0
3
5.5
8
10.5
Time (seconds)
  • Time (Seconds)

FC Test

Mp3 File Read From Drive

  • Corsair P256 256GB SSD
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB v.1.3
  • Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
  • Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.12
  • Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black
  • Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB
  • Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB
  • Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.11
  • Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10
  • Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor
    • 3.3
    • 3.8
    • 4.0
    • 4.8
    • 5.1
    • 5.2
    • 5.7
    • 6.2
    • 6.4
    • 6.5
    • 6.6
    • 7.2
    • 7.9
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Time (seconds)
  • Time (Seconds)

For analysis of these results, please see the Results Analysis page.
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