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  • 100% (5)
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
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    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
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so im going to be getting a new main/boot hdd and im wondering which would be the best for its job

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
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That's entirely your call. The WD Black is faster, but it also costs a bit more. Many people here would just get two F3 1TB's instead. (F3's are often on sale for under $50)

Since you don't have an SSD, and are specifically citing it as an OS (and presumably games) drive, I would say the WD Black. They just put out a new revision of the WD1002FAEX - it still has the fastest access times out of all 7200RPM drives, but now it also has very respectable sequential speeds. (Before they were quite a bit lower than F3 1TB's)
     
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That's entirely your call. The WD Black is faster, but it also costs a bit more. Many people here would just get two F3 1TB's instead. (F3's are often on sale for under $50)

Since you don't have an SSD, and are specifically citing it as an OS (and presumably games) drive, I would say the WD Black. They just put out a new revision of the WD1002FAEX - it still has the fastest access times out of all 7200RPM drives, but now it also has very respectable sequential speeds. (Before they were quite a bit lower than F3 1TB's)

ok...i appreciate the info

im leaning towards the black...but wanted to get peoples opinions
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