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IDK about that....

The fastest 15K RPM HDDs can only hit something like 220MB/s
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Thanks for the input from all - good to know. I'm not ready to drop the money on a SSD (Mostly because I don't think I'll see a performance increase on my system with regards to Windows 7, and any SSD large enough to hold all of my high end games would cost a king's ransom.
SSD for storage isn't worth it in my opinion.

I keep my FLAC archive on WD Green TB drives.
    
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Grab two more F1s and RAID 10 them if you're just looking for more space.
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I'm not ready to drop the money on a SSD (Mostly because I don't think I'll see a performance increase on my system with regards to Windows 7
Using a SSD for the boot drive is where you see the biggest performance increase! I guarantee you will notice a difference going from HDD to SSD. (Unless you get the crappiest SSD out there, which would still beat the best HDD).
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In other news, I'm curious why the "features" section of this Samsung 2 TB drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152245 ) says that it has 667 GB Formatted space... shouldn't it have somewhere in the range of 1.95 TB formattable space?
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Thanks for the input from all - good to know. I'm not ready to drop the money on a SSD (Mostly because I don't think I'll see a performance increase on my system with regards to Windows 7, and any SSD large enough to hold all of my high end games would cost a king's ransom.
SSDs are like sex. You don't know what you're missing until you try it, and it's hard to explain the experience to someone that has not experienced it.
    
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In other news, I'm curious why the "features" section of this Samsung 2 TB drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152245 ) says that it has 667 GB Formatted space... shouldn't it have somewhere in the range of 1.95 TB formattable space?
Odd, it should have 1.81Tb.
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Odd, it should have 1.81Tb.
Whoops. Hosed my math. You are correct, which still confuses me why they advertise 1/3rd of that.
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And, for those of you that stand by SSD's so much - how do you get by with just 60 Gigs?

My Windows Partition is 60 GB, and as it stands I only have 15 free on a good day, which doesn't leave much wiggle room for future ventures.
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I've got 1 60Gb SSD for the OS, and frequently used apps (20Gb free), another older 60Gb SSD with a couple of Steam games and other less used apps (10Gb free), then 2x1Tb Samsung F3's in RAID0 (=2Tb space) for CD rips, videos, photos, files, other random nonsense, and one final 1Tb F3 as a backup for the OS SSD and other important files off the RAID0

Lots of drives = win.
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