The F2 is a little slower, it's a 5400rpm drive, though uses 500GB platters.
I'm using one at the moment.
what's the best balanced 1tb drive I can get?
I was looking at the green WD, want to use in my main computer so speed is important, but silence is a priority. I've got a VERY noisy 320gb samsung that was praised for it's silence when I bought it so I'm a bit reluctant to go the same way.
I have one of each, and although the F2 is slow it isn't that much slower, it also runs about 3-4 degrees cooler, no noticable noise from either.
tbh theres not much difference, but if you don't care about the Eco stuff get the F1.