Average Bench: 66.5% (134th of 979)

Based on 20,436 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 33.4% 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 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.29MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is 34.6%. 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 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,436 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.2 Read 107 135
83.1 Write 124 157
54.3 Mixed 102 138
83.5% 111 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.61 0.87
1.15 4K Write 2.29 3.23
0.23 4K Mixed 0.46 0.63
119% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
747GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 133
Mixed 129
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.58
147% 1.35 MB/s
326GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 114
Write 107
Mixed 85
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.39
114% 1.16 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10004 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 82
Write 132
Mixed 116
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 3.14
4K Mixed 0.43
124% 1.33 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,448,455 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $66.642 hrs ago.
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Typical Spinpoint F3 1TB Builds (Compare 5,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,012

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27 days 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

2 month 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.


Good

2 months ago.

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


Poor

26 days ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.


Outstanding

14 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.


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