Originally Posted by chinaman25
Do both drives have a reliable history? I've always heard good things about Western Digital Black Caviar drives and not so much about the Spinpoint.
As for the SSD, I think 60 GB is a little bit too much... if I do go less, should I still stick with Mushkin?
The Mushkin Callisto Deluxe is one of, if not the, best SandForce SF1200 drives on the market. They're very reliable. You can also get the Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB
. I would advise you don't get a Vertex 2, though. As for the Hard Drive, whoever told you that was high or just saying plain BS. The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is the best Hard Drive series to have ever come out in terms of price/performance. It's also very reliable. I've used three in client builds and had no problems. I still haven't heard of anyone that's had problems with them, actually. They're faster than the Caviar Black.