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post #11 of 45
they have a strong following. there are a few instances of them failing prematurely, but i imagine you have your data in a RAID10 or something similar to prevent any downtime/data loss.
post #12 of 45
Forget the 1TB F3's. Get 2 500GB F3's, RAID0 them, and then shortstroke them to 500GB. Theres your speed right there
post #13 of 45
F3's in RAID 0 or the Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive for single drive.
     
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post #14 of 45
The F3 1TB is an excellent drive, very fast. If your looking for more space the Samsung F4 2TB Drives are almost as quick as the F3's in fact in some benches the F4 wins. I use both
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post #15 of 45
He said size is an issue, so I suggest him stay way from the F4. The extra platters will dent access times.
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post #16 of 45
As just a question, why would you ask for help if your straight out gonna be so picky, theres nothing wrong with SSD's as there extremely good and reliable, and then you turn down one of the best mechanical drives, why hate raptors? just makes no sense.
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post #17 of 45
My 500GB WD Blacks in RAID0 are quite snappy
    
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post #18 of 45
I guess price could be an issue.
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post #19 of 45
If your going to RAID them, then get two 500GB WD RE4's. Set up a RAID0 array and short stroke them to 500GB. They'll not only have fast tranfer rate, even faster access time, they'll also be the most depenable. Let's see some benchmarks for other drives.

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post #20 of 45
+1 for the Spinpoint F3's... great drives
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