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Hi, long time troll first time poster, wanting to know what you guys are currently using for Storage / Boot. New to the desktop building scene and am really enjoying my new build but looking to make some upgrades. I currently use a 64gb Crucial C300 for Boot and a random 160GB for storage.

My board supports Sata III in a non raid configuration so I put the c300 to use there.

As far as storing my games and files Im considering 2x sata II 7200 Rpm 32mb Cache in a Raid 1 Configuration but havent decided.

so... What are you doing for storage. Also is the 32mb Cache a real performance jump over a 16mb cache, the price is a 40% difference
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Currently, the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB hard drives are at the top. Newegg is selling these drives for $49.99, and I scored four to add to the two that I already have.

Buy these drives. You won't regret it.

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...spinpoint%20f3
Promo Code: EMCKDJF27 Valid until 20 June 2011
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+1 on spinpoint F3 1tb, some people go with the WD Caviar Black 2tb for boot.

If you're looking for just storage, you can go with the WD Caviar Green 2tb, you can wait for them to go on sale down to $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-514-_-Product
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I have a Seagate 7200.12 for storage. Would have gone with something better but I needed it asap and they were out of Spinpoints.
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