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2x F3's or WD Caviar Blacks for raid 0?

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Hi all, upgrading my ancient Caviar Green. Title says most of it, I realise both drives have 2 platters with 4 read/write heads. Will the 64MB cache on the Caviar Black make any real difference for (mostly) read performance? Going to be used almost exclusively for gaming nothing else.

1TB models btw.
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX
    
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Nuff said.
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I say get the Samsung. The 64MB shouldn't make that much of a diff. I have two in RAID 0 and they work great. Plus you save $50.
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post #4 of 5
+1 for F3s.

Have a couple in raid0 and they have faster sequential r/w than most SSDs.
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Nice HDTune bench. Well good enough for me, thanks guys.
    
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