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The reason I ask is because I saw several people posting 3Dmark vantage scores that are much higher than mine with the same CPU and same GPU. Only difference is they are using better HDD or are using SSD's.

Mine is just your basic WD caviar black 100 dollar HDD.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product so much better than caviar black, buy 2, make raid, life good

what is your 3d mark vantage score?
Edited by Razzal - 5/4/11 at 9:52pm
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also do you know if the cpu's you are comparing against are stock or overclocked cause i see in your rig details you are stock speeds

i am downloading 3d mark vantage and will run it and see what i get since our systems are similar except the drives
Edited by Razzal - 5/4/11 at 9:58pm
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I have these in a RAID0 and they are crazy fast as far as HDD's go. I don't know about 3dMark scores, but they've made an improvement in other benchmarks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152244

This benchmark chart may help.

http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html
Edited by returned4good - 5/4/11 at 10:06pm
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my score as my system is currently is 25,443 but i am overclocked at 4.4ghz and have HT disabled. I am going to put it at stock and see what it is
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Pcmark scores are pretty dependent on the drives, don't really see a difference in the other benchies. Can press the start button sooner when they load faster...
    
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You guys are recommending slower drives (the Samsungs) over what he has already. The WD Black 1TB and up drives are the fastest 1TB drives on the market for general use. They come at a higher premium though.

As said, the only benchmarks that can "really" take advantage of drives is PC Mark. The others...are usually going to be dependent on clock speed, and running tasks for the most part.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post
Can press the start button sooner when they load faster...
Not going to lie, when doing so many runs I really am glad to have the SSD for loading, it really did cut down the time.
When I had to go to XP on my spare HDD I was going crazy.
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You guys are recommending slower drives (the Samsungs) over what he has already. The WD Black 1TB and up drives are the fastest 1TB drives on the market for general use. They come at a higher premium though.

As said, the only benchmarks that can "really" take advantage of drives is PC Mark. The others...are usually going to be dependent on clock speed, and running tasks for the most part.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...3-1tb-review/1
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Thank you, just proved my point. I have 2 of the F3's in a RAID0. I know what they're capable of. They're a great budget drive. But the WD Black 1TB and bigger drives ARE faster for general use. The F3's tend to be faster for storage.
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