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Will be getting a HDD for my boot/OS drive. Would like some recommendations.

Currently leaning towards the 1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint. I see it on Amazon for $60 shipped. Another option I was looking at is a 1TB Caviar Black FALS for $65; though the FAEX is a bit newer, I only see it for around $90.


Im not really looking to get a SSD again. I had a 120gB one, and primarily, all I noticed was a mild increase in boot times. I dont turn off my pc enough to justify the annoyance of an SSD . That and the reason Im looking for a new boot drive is cause my SSD went kaput (at least, I think it did - not exactly sure whats going on with it atm).
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You should probably go for the Samsung Spinpoint F3. They both perform about the same, so its a matter of personal preferance or which one is cheaper.
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I also vote for the Samsung F3, great 1TB drive.

Don't bother with the FAEX at $90, they charge more because they put SATA 6.0Gb/s on it even though mechanical drives can't saturate it.
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Will be getting a HDD for my boot/OS drive. Would like some recommendations.

Currently leaning towards the 1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint. I see it on Amazon for $60 shipped. Another option I was looking at is a 1TB Caviar Black FALS for $65; though the FAEX is a bit newer, I only see it for around $90.
If you haven't bought it yet, it's available even cheaper now.

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-7200-rpm.html

There's also the F4 2TB on sale:

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...rive-69-a.html
     
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