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  • 41% (20)
    2TB WB Caviar Black
  • 58% (28)
    2x 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3's
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post #31 of 39
My vote is the F3. I find the noise level to be much more tolerable compared to my ol' WD Black 750GB it replaced.
Edited by Sir Beregond - 10/7/11 at 7:41pm
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post #32 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Beregond View Post
My vote is the F3. I find the noise level to be much more tolerable compared to my ol' WD Black 750GB it replaced.
No kidding. The 750GB Black is the noisiest one out there.
     
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post #33 of 39
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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?
I have 2 coming in next week for a RAID0 build. I will post benchies once I have everything setup and running.
 
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post #34 of 39
Just hope none of your drives crash. By using RAID 0 you are doubling your chances of losing your data.

Is it worth that risk, I don't think so..
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post #35 of 39
I'd say get 3 and go Raid 0+1
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post #36 of 39
@metroidfreak, for raid 0+1 you need a minimum of 4 drives
@maximus he said he didn't want to use raid at all.
Samsung f3s will be quieter and more reliable than the wd blacks, and the sata 3 being the plus for the wd is worthless as no HDD can reach the limitations of sata 2.
if i were you i would get the 1tb f3s or look into getting the 2TB f4
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post #37 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by maximus20895 View Post
Just hope none of your drives crash. By using RAID 0 you are doubling your chances of losing your data.

Is it worth that risk, I don't think so..
That's what backups are for my friend.

----

I still recommend the Samsung F3R's over the Samsung F3's. The F3R's are cherry picked drives with RAID firmware and have a 5 year warranty.

I've had better luck with the F3R's than I've had with the WD Blacks. And this is coming from a WD fan boy.
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post #38 of 39
Based on price and availability I would go with the F3.

Quote:
Originally Posted by maximus20895 View Post
Just hope none of your drives crash. By using RAID 0 you are doubling your chances of losing your data.

Is it worth that risk, I don't think so..
Yeah, and not doing regular backups with programs like Acronis TIH guarantees your chance of losing all your data, RAID0 or not.
 
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All I said was your doubling your chances, by saying that I agreed that HDDs fail.
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