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so what if its 7200rpm, the F4s 5400rmp does 120MB/s r/w
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post #12 of 24
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so what if its 7200rpm, the F4s 5400rmp does 120MB/s r/w
Access times are better.


I've got a 1TB Caviar Black 64MB cache, Sata 3 and it's fast! However it's also noisy. I wonder how the 2TB version fares in that department.

I also have a 500GB Caviar Black, 32MB cache, Sata 2 and it's not as noisy, by a long shot. It doesn't perform as well tough.
Edited by tpi2007 - 7/22/11 at 1:55am
 
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post #13 of 24
Nice deal...still waiting for my 4TB XT drives though

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so what if its 7200rpm, the F4s 5400rmp does 120MB/s r/w
So what?

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Access times are better...
This.

You'll only understand when you start dealing with uncompressed files (or any other large files) like these...

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but this is 7200rmp and sata 6gig...not that it means anything.
Doesn't mean much

For 120$ you can get away with a 30GB-40GB SSD + a 2TB Drive.
post #15 of 24
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Fastest 7200RPM drive out there... it's a beast, and right now it's an affordable beast.
I own three 1.5TB Caviar Blacks in SATA III. How much faster are these? Is it noticeable? I don't have anymore bays left in my HAF X but I'm just wondering.
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I own three 1.5TB Caviar Blacks in SATA III. How much faster are these? Is it noticeable? I don't have anymore bays left in my HAF X but I'm just wondering.
Unless you need the storage capacity...you shouldn't look into hard drive upgrades for speed unless it's going toward an SSD as an OS drive.

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Access times are better.
Yeah. 5400RPM drives can't compare.

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I've got a 1TB Caviar Black 64MB cache, Sata 3 and it's fast! However it's also noisy. I wonder how the 2TB version fares in that department.
The 2TB is both faster and noisier than the 1TB. 1TB has 2 platters - 4TB has four...

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I own three 1.5TB Caviar Blacks in SATA III. How much faster are these? Is it noticeable? I don't have anymore bays left in my HAF X but I'm just wondering.
If I remember right, 1.5TB Blacks have the same performance characteristics as 2TB Blacks. (max/avg sequential speeds, access times)

There was a theory a while back - that the 1.5TB Blacks were refurb 2TB Blacks with a defective platter removed.
     
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Access times are better.


I've got a 1TB Caviar Black 64MB cache, Sata 3 and it's fast! However it's also noisy. I wonder how the 2TB version fares in that department.

I also have a 500GB Caviar Black, 32MB cache, Sata 2 and it's not as noisy, by a long shot. It doesn't perform as well tough.
Audible, not noisy.
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Unless you need the storage capacity...you shouldn't look into hard drive upgrades for speed unless it's going toward an SSD as an OS drive.
I disagree. That holds true for many people, but not all. TRIM isn't supported under every OS, and some people have very heavy write/erase workloads.

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All hard drives (recent ones) will have random/sequential read/write speeds of around 90MB/s - 120MB/s unless you're dealing with Velociraptors where it reaches up to 150MB/s. If you think a few MB will make a difference in your experience then by all means go do your research on what the fastest hard drives are.
A few MB? With hard drives a few MB/sec could be 40% more speed. Sure, opening Firefox in 2.5 seconds rather than 4 seconds is not as impressive as opening it in 300ms - but even so, it's an improvement.

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I hate reading arguments on HDDs and SSDs since it all comes down to budget, setup, and personal taste...
Nobody is arguing SSD vs HDD in this thread. I think everyone here is using a fair bit of space? And many already own SSDs.

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-SSD (OS/App/Game) + HDD (Media)
-SSD (OS/App) + HDD (Game/Media)
-SSD (OS) + HDD (App/Game/Media)

Otherwise you'd go with a typical setup if space is an issue...

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I need tons of space for active projects. It'd cost me thousands to put everything I use regularly on SSDs. The performance improvement isn't worth it to me - but I would be tempted by a 2TB drive like this, as I could fill a large chunk of it before you even mention videos.
     
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PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 @ 4.6ghz 1.425v Sabertooth 990FX Zotac GTX 1070 Amp! 32GB (4x8GB) Kingston Fury 1866mhz CL10 1T 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Hitachi 2TB - HDS723020BLA64 Crucial M500 960GB - CT960M500SSD1 WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 2TB - ST2000DM001 WD 640GB Black - WD6401AALS Seagate 6TB - ST6000DM001 Micron M500 - MTFDDAK480MAV 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Pioneer DVR-115DBK Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE LG GH22NS90 Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15 Fractal Design 140mm Fan - FD-FAN-140 Fractal Design 120mm Fan - FD-FAN-120 Windows 7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samsung 2343BWX 23" (2048x1152) BenQ GW2765HT 27" IPS LCD Monitor (2560x1440) Genius Keyboard KB-G235 PA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
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Incase you guys care, I have one of these and I get 140MB/s read and 120MB/s write speed so its fastt
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