Average Bench: 67.4% (132nd of 979)

Based on 24,912 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG HD103SJ, ST1000DM005 HD103SJ, SAMSUNG HD103SJ SCSI Disk Device (TurboPC EX), ST1000DM 005 HD103SJ, ST1000DM 005

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is over four years old and one of the oldest drives that we have included in our group tests. The reason for its inclusion is that it was once one of the best hard drives available and we have seen more user benchmarks for this drive than any other. The price of this drive has fluctuated significantly over its epic four year life span and current prices do not reflect the great value for money that this drive once represented. In today's market the F3 struggles to keep up with the group leaders both in terms of performance and price. With an effective speed rating of 116 MB/s the F3 is one of the slowest 1TB drives in our group test. There are clearly newer and better alternatives available at this time. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB averaged 32.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.47MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.31MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is 32.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,912 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.8 Read 108 135
90.9 Write 126 156
60.3 Mixed 105 137
84.9% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.61 0.85
1.2 4K Write 2.31 3.19
0.27 4K Mixed 0.47 0.63
120% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
852GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 129
Write 155
Mixed 117
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.86
4K Mixed 0.6
145% 1.36 MB/s
269GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 153
Mixed 32.4
72% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.41
117% 1.16 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED
Read 101
Write 141
Mixed 111
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 3.14
4K Mixed 0.5
136% 1.39 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90.6
Write 94.3
Mixed 101
72% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.57
136% 1.21 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $109.001 month ago.
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Typical Spinpoint F3 1TB Builds (Compare 6,145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,215

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 Comments

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Added 3 years ago.

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1 month ago.

When it works for the first month it will most likely work forever ,or until you pack it with so much JUNK that it slows to a crawl! Then it lays in a box forever and you buy a new SSHD or a SSD!


Good

4 months ago.

This is oldest drive I have at home, with SMART information telling me that it has been running for 58653 hours (6.6 years) with temp range of 13-53 degrees C, 78 power cycles, and no raw, seek, ecc, UDMA, or pending errors ever. This drive turned out to be excellent quality.


Poor

2 months ago.

I am using for three years and works fluently.But a little bit old drive.


Good

4 months ago.

I am using for four years and works fluently this is good disk


Outstanding

16 months ago.

HDD has been spinning for 951 days now and it has 0 errors. The write/read speed is still around 110/140. Only thing is, that it's louder as it's really old now.


Poor

3 years ago.


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