Photo: Red Hill.
Samsung SpinPoint V6800
Another quiet achiever from Samsung, with nothing much bar keen pricing to distinguish it from the crowd. This, of course, is a virtue in anything other than an out and out high-performance drive.
Indeed, the more Samsungs we used, the more they reminded us of the best entry-level Seagate Medalists of old: plenty fast enough, surprisingly cheap, and ultra reliable. In our book, that made them an almost perfect drive.
Sadly, I don't have one to photograph. We were still a bit cautious with Samsung drives back then so we only sold a modest number of V6800s and, as it happens, none of them ended up in the workshop at the end of their working life. The illustration is a Spinpoint V4300.
|Data rate||247 Mbit/sec||Spin rate||5400 RPM|
|SV0682D||6.8GB||2 MR heads||*|
|SV1023D||10.2GB||3 MR heads|
|SV1364D||13.6GB||4 MR heads|
|SV1705D||17.0GB||5 MR heads|
|SV2046D||20.4GB||6 MR heads||***|