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It's time for a new hard drive as ive had a 160gb HDD for a while now. I'm going with sata 6gb/s 64mb of cache and atleast 1tb. I have been looking at the WD caviard black but i'm wondering is there any faster than this for about the same price? Please do not recommend an SSD as im getting one further down the road when i have enough money
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Samsung F3 500/1000GB are fantastic, similar performance to WD Black at lower price.

SATA6GB/S will do absolutely nothing for your HDD.
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Samsung F3 500/1000GB are fantastic, similar performance to WD Black at lower price.

SATA6GB/S will do absolutely nothing for your HDD.
Got it right on point.

Samsung F3 will be a bit faster than the WD Black, and also at a cheaper price. In real world usage, you probably won't be able to tell the difference in terms of performance. I went with a WD Black since my Samsung F3 was DOA.
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Samsung F3 500/1000GB are fantastic, similar performance to WD Black at lower price.

SATA6GB/S will do absolutely nothing for your HDD.
this isn't for my sig rig infact i should go and update my sig rig(: my motherboard ha sata III
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post #5 of 7
Hard Disk Drives, hell, a lot of Solid State Drives can't saturate SATA3GB/s (also referred to as SATA II), yet alone SATA6GB/s.

SATA6GB/s only matters if you have a very fast SSD.

Edit: That 'couple of SSDs' bit was a brainfart
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB and Western Digital Black 1TB will outperform any 6gb/s HDD's out there currently. 6gb/s is more of a marketing term at the moment.
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The Sata 3 on a spinner is just markerting BS. Get the Spinrite from Samsung. Cheaper, just as reliable and as quick
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