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post #1 of 34
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Need something fast and something that does not sound like a turbine spinning when it starts. It will be a back up drive for storage as my primary is SSD. I was thinking about WD Black..? Thoughts?
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post #2 of 34
Spinpoint F3 1TB is solid.

But really 2TB is the sweetspot for platter storage right now.
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F3
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post #4 of 34
WD black or f3 would work.
 
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post #5 of 34
F3's are pretty great. I've got two in a raid 0 and they are flawless. WD blacks are a close second until you compare the price.
post #6 of 34
WD black with the FEAX (the older one is FALS) designation are the fastest at the 1TB range together with the Samsung F3 spinpoint.

I personally would get the cheaper of the two. In my area the Samsung is cheaper so i would go for that, but if the WD black is cheaper in your area go gor it.

As far as sound goes, the HD (WD or Samsung) can't be really heard if you have a fan in your case (I'm sure you do), so any of the two will do.
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post #7 of 34
Seagate Barracuda 2TB

It's green(I think), 5900 RPM, quiet, 64mb cache and 6 Gbps, around 80 bucks
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post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by SpammisT View Post
Seagate Barracuda 2TB

It's green(I think), 5900 RPM, quiet, 64mb cache and 6 Gbps, around 80 bucks
No. Dont get the Barracrap.

Ive had 2 fail on me..
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post #9 of 34
Then you've taken from the worst batch off the factory.. I've bought 4 Barracudas and none have failed..
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post #10 of 34
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How about a link to a guide on how to set up raid 0 and would it make sense for what I am trying to do? I have my SSD for OS and I usually like to have 2 1TB drives for other files. movies, music, pictures whatever.. Then I will use the other to back that drive up. I think I need to make a change. I noticed when I need to get to a file and its on one of my 1TB drives I have now the computer has to lag to let the drive do its things which in some cases drives me crazy because I am so spoiled by the SSD. Now I know you could say get another SSD but that out of the budget for now since I am doing an all new build. So I really could lose one backup drive and run 2 1 TB in raid 0 for speed... Would that make since ...?
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