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I need to replace my old system disks (2xHD502HJ).

What is the current price/performance equivalent? The Samsung HD103SJ?
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I have five HD103SJ and four Hitachi 7K1000.Cs, the Samsungs are about 10-20% more expensive, and maybe 5% faster. The Hitachi's are better deals.

I currently have two RAID 0 arrays of 7K1000Cs in my main system, with a single HD103SJ as a storage/backup drive. The RAID 0s each get around 250-260MB/s sustained at the beginning of the drives.

Not bad for 100 dollars shipped:


Another option are the 1.5TB 7K3000s which are 10-15 dollars more than the HD103SJs, but have 50% more space and are even faster. I've seen them hit ~300MB/s with just two drives.
Edited by Blameless - 7/29/11 at 9:16pm
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I'll have to look hard at the 7K3000s... That's a nice jump for the price.

Though, since one of the Newegg review posters docked it a star because his WEI score didn't go up from 5.9, maybe not. He rated himself 4/5 on tech knowledge, so I'm sure he knows what he is talking about...
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Though, since one of the Newegg review posters docked it a star because his WEI score didn't go up from 5.9, maybe not. He rated himself 4/5 on tech knowledge, so I'm sure he knows what he is talking about...
     
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I've had pretty good luck with my 320gb spinpoint f4s, I ran crystaldiskmark a while back and i think i got ~240 sequential reads and writes, ubuntu said 300+, but I doubt that's accurate
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Go for whatever you can get a great deal on.

Are you in the US? If so, watch the online deals section: http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/
     
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The 320GB F4s are fast, but their price per GB is pretty poor relative to other drives that are almost the same speed. Even if you don't need the room now, it's hard not to recommend spending 50% more for 400% more space.
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I went for the tried and true HD103SJ, though I think the Hitachi 1.5 TB are a much better deal. No great pricing right now on the Samsungs at Newegg - $60. SuperBiiz has a better price, especially with the current $7 off promotion, but I probably wouldn't get them until after the upcoming weekend without bumping shipping costs up and paying the same, and I really don't want to wait that long since I have my shiny new i5 2500k and P8Z68-V Pro up and running. Assuming they both work and nothing else takes a dive on me. This will be my last hardware purchase for a good while and I can enjoy the 100+ games I haven't finished.
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Intel i5 2500k@4.6 Asus ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING ACX 3.0 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung HD103SJ 1TB (2xRAID0) Samsung HD103SJ 1TB (2xRAID0) SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 HP 64-bit Asus PA246Q ProArt 24" 1920x1200 Monoprice 4k Deck Ice 82 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic Snow Silent-1050  Corsair 540 Razer Naga Hex Wriath Red Steelseries QCK Mini 
AudioOther
Creative Sound Blaster Z Swan M10 2.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 970 ASUS M4N75TD Palit GTX 560 Ti 2GB (2xSLI) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex Plus OCZSSD2-1VTXPL60G SAMSUNG Spinpoint MP4 HM640JJ XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 w/ Arctic Silver MX-2 and t... Windows 7 HP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2739WM Rosewill RK-800G Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wir... Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Antec Nine Hundred Two V2 Black Steel ATX Mid T... 
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Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming... Puretrak Talent Onboard 
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