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    2TB WB Caviar Black
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    2x 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3's
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post #11 of 39
If storage, then two drives are better without RAID 0 because if one fails you won't lose the entire volume. If speed, then two drives in RAID 0 are better, but you double your chances of suffering a data loss due to hardware failure.

In either case, go for the Spinpoint F3.
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post #12 of 39
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post
out of curiousity? why not 2 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks?
Because Samsung Spinpoint F3 is faster than a caviar black. Plenty of reviews out there.
post #13 of 39
If raid is not a factor, and you don't mind 2 drives, get two drives.

Half the loss of data if one fails
    
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post #14 of 39
Caviar Black has 6.0GBs and usually 64mb cache. Spinpoint has 3.0GBs and 32mb cache. Your choice for price.
post #15 of 39
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Originally Posted by MarvinDessica View Post
Because Samsung Spinpoint F3 is faster than a caviar black. Plenty of reviews out there.
ok should have done my homework on sammys F3. either way they are both quality HDDs and in my country sammys spinpoint F3 are abit cheaper too
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post #16 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by NuclearSlurpee View Post
Caviar Black has 6.0GBs and usually 64mb cache. Spinpoint has 3.0GBs and 32mb cache. Your choice for price.
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post #17 of 39
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I'm going to just have them as storage drives and im not going to have either of them in raid as im getting an SSD later
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post #18 of 39
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Why should I get a Caviar Black over a Samsung SpinPoint F3 (Regardless of size)
I heard they were about the same performance and the Samsung SpinPoint was a lot quieter? can anyone back this up? BTW the SpinPoint is A LOT Cheaper
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post #19 of 39
It's all about Hitachi's 7K1000.D now.
 
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post #20 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarvinDessica View Post
Because Samsung Spinpoint F3 is faster than a caviar black. Plenty of reviews out there.
No.

Out of date irrelevant reviews, sure.

-> http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...ex-f3-1tb.html


I would go for the 2x F3's in this case. I would not do RAID-0 in this case, as it sounds like he doesn't backup; I would split the OS + Programs to one and Storage to another.
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post
It's all about Hitachi's 7K1000.D now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...t-_-22-145-533

We need some benchmarks on those. We all know they're supposed to be faster than F3 1TB's - but how much faster?

Who wants to buy one and run the benchies?
Edited by Kramy - 10/7/11 at 5:03pm
     
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