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He said that most of the failures happen in the first year, not that most fail in the first year.
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You can get a C300 64GB for $90? Where?

OP, the Caviar Blacks are a waste of money. The warranty means next to nothing as almost all Hard Drive failures happen within the first year, plus as of now the F3 has shown to be extremely reliable. It's faster and quieter, too. Get the Samsung F3.
Ive had my first Caviar black for 3 years now, and it doesnt have so much as one bad sector or damaged block on it. Defective hard disks may fail in a year, but if that were the case it would be covered under the 5 year warranty, and would be a non-issue.
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almost all hard drives fail within the first year? so what does that mean for my 2 ide hard drives from 8 years ago that still work and are in use today, and for my brothers 4 year old seagate drive?
Reading comprehension fail. What I said is that most Hard Drives that fail do so in their first year of usage.
    
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Definitely get a SSD, once you use SSD as OS drive, you would never use normal HDD as OS drive again ever trust me. I'd look into the Crucial C300 64GB. Also 64GB SSDs are around $100+ price range atm.
I agree with this guy! I love my SSD and I'll never install and operating system on a mechanical drive ever again.

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Get a second 5770. There's a powercoler on newegg for ~110 + shipping.
I don't know if that would make OP happy. I had Crossfire 5770s for a few weeks, it did nothing but make me mad. Crossfire had tons of flickering issues with Bad Company 2, which was the only game I wanted the extra power for. I ended up selling it and using the money to buy my SSD actually

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almost all hard drives fail within the first year? so what does that mean for my 2 ide hard drives from 8 years ago that still work and are in use today, and for my brothers 4 year old seagate drive?
He's saying that IF a hard drive is going to die, it will happen within a year. Basically if the drive does not die within 1 year, it will last 8+ years like your hard drives have, so as long as the hard drive he's buying has at least a 1 year warranty he will be fine.
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I agree with this guy! I love my SSD and I'll never install and operating system on a mechanical drive ever again.
Ive heard this time and time again. I wish I had the extra funds to get an SSD of appropriate size in order to use it for a boot disk. Unfortunately at the current moment I do not , I would rather not spend $80-$90 on a 32gb drive and not get the full benefit from it. BUT if you all believe that 32gb is enough, or 30 even, ill jump on that over a caviar black.
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I don't know if that would make OP happy. I had Crossfire 5770s for a few weeks, it did nothing but make me mad. Crossfire had tons of flickering issues with Bad Company 2, which was the only game I wanted the extra power for. I ended up selling it and using the money to buy my SSD actually
This was the sole reason I have been looking into getting a second 5770, solely for BC2, thanks for the advanced notice. I will stay away from that then and just get a 6950 or gtx560ti, dependent on which is cheaper at the time of purchase.
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He's saying that IF a hard drive is going to die, it will happen within a year. Basically if the drive does not die within 1 year, it will last 8 years like your hard drives have.
Indeed, and unfortunately the drive I would be purchasing would be an OEM, which means the protective carton its placed within in a retail package, would not exist and essentially increase the likelihood of a defective drive.
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Too bad that your $90 has to be spent on NE because you could get a 64GB SSD for around $100 or less if you buy on OCN marketplace or other forum. I got my Intel X25M 80GB new from Intel RMA from someone for only $100 shipped .
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Indeed, and unfortunately the drive I would be purchasing would be an OEM, which means the protective carton its placed within in a retail package, would not exist and essentially increase the likelihood of a defective drive.
Yeah, and that's where the benefit of buying Samsung Hard Drives comes. They use much better OEM packaging than Western Digital, Seagate, or Hitachi. Less chances of DOA.

See here:


And here:


Samsung is the only one that puts their Hard Drives in clamshell packaging and includes screws.

BTW, I recommend you mute both videos and skip to the sections you want to see.
    
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Ive heard this time and time again. I wish I had the extra funds to get an SSD of appropriate size in order to use it for a boot disk. Unfortunately at the current moment I do not , I would rather not spend $80-$90 on a 32gb drive and not get the full benefit from it. BUT if you all believe that 32gb is enough, or 30 even, ill jump on that over a caviar black.
ADATA S599 AS599S-40GM-C 2.5" 40GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

This is what I recommend. I have the 64GB version and I absolutely love it. It's enough for Windows 7, every single one of my applications, as well as 2 of my favorite games (at the moment, Starcraft II and Guild Wars), and I still have 8GB of the usable 55GB remaining. 40GB will be enough for Windows 7 and all of your applications, but probably not the games like I have.

Games don't really benefit from it anyway though. Basically only load time, and even then it's pointless because everybody else still loads slow, so you're just waiting for them.

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This was the sole reason I have been looking into getting a second 5770, solely for BC2, thanks for the advanced notice. I will stay away from that then and just get a 6950 or gtx560ti, dependent on which is cheaper at the time of purchase.
Do note that my experience was in November of last year. Drivers could have changed since then, but from my experience I don't recommend crossfire. It was always a fight to make sure my second card was actually being utilized. After my experience with Crossfire, I recommend doing what you're planning and just upgrading to a better single card configuration. I'm sure others will tell you otherwise, but between a second 5770 and an SSD, I would choose an SSD any day.
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That guy struggling with opening the anti-static bag is funny. I have never had to use scissors.

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Yeah, and that's where the benefit of buying Samsung Hard Drives comes. They use much better OEM packaging than Western Digital, Seagate, or Hitachi. Less chances of DOA.

See here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-xVTZ6Pfc0

And here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnBO-Kq-QL8

Samsung is the only one that puts their Hard Drives in clamshell packaging and includes screws.

BTW, I recommend you mute both videos and skip to the sections you want to see.
 
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Yeah, and that's where the benefit of buying Samsung Hard Drives comes. They use much better OEM packaging than Western Digital, Seagate, or Hitachi. Less chances of DOA.

See here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-xVTZ6Pfc0

And here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnBO-Kq-QL8

Samsung is the only one that puts their Hard Drives in clamshell packaging and includes screws.

BTW, I recommend you mute both videos and skip to the sections you want to see.

Thanks for the videos, although the second one almost gave me an epileptic seizure, jk. Interesting that WD chooses an antistatic bag with desiccant, and Samsung chooses a plastic clam-shell. What is universal however is the amount of large bubble, bubble wrap that both drives are encased in and the amount of filler in the box. The signs of a quality shipping dept.

The screws don't matter to me, because my case has rubber shock absorbing tool-less mounting brackets, however the clam-shell may provide more protection for the oem drives in question. Thank you for that helpful information.

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ADATA S599 AS599S-40GM-C 2.5" 40GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

This is what I recommend. I have the 64GB version and I absolutely love it. It's enough for Windows 7, every single one of my applications, as well as 2 of my favorite games (at the moment, Starcraft II and Guild Wars), and I still have 8GB of the usable 55GB remaining. 40GB will be enough for Windows 7 and all of your applications, but probably not the games like I have.

Games don't really benefit from it anyway though. Basically only load time, and even then it's pointless because everybody else still loads slow, so you're just waiting for them.
I see, ill keep that drive in mind, although I want to shoot for the c300 if funds allow in the future.
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