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Would I see any major speed differences?

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post #2 of 16
If boot, yes, if data, no.

Boot : Go black
Data: Go Green

You are awesome ? GO SSD.
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post #3 of 16
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My black failed. So that's what they're trying to send me.
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post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by metroidfreak;15226526 
My black failed. So that's what they're trying to send me.

They are trying to give you a 3TB green to replace a 2TB Black ? If you have another boot drive, I would accept the 3TB for pr0n tongue.gif

Seriously, I would argue and ask for a black since 3TB can be hard to fill and you could always get another 2TB Black and raid 0 for speed and storage like I'm doing.

For boot, I wouldn't use the Green.
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post #5 of 16
Caviar Green is fine for anything minus boot drive.

In your case however, I would argue that is a downgrade.
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post #6 of 16
Yes, Blostorm is right that the green wouldn't be good for a boot drive, you would see a significant decline in application launch/boot time from the 7200rmp drive
Edit: I agree with trumpet-205 too he just got there first ninja.gif
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post #7 of 16
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Yeah it's my main boot drive. What exactly is a RE4 drive? Specially made for raid? Apparently picking anything other than the 3TB is a downgrade so what drive should I request?
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post #8 of 16
I think RE4 is an enterprise thing, so the primary difference is reliability. IMO that level of reliability is unnecessary for consumer PCs, even with raid 0.
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post #9 of 16
Yes, there's a major speed difference.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GReid;15229260 
I think RE4 is an enterprise thing, so the primary difference is reliability. IMO that level of reliability is unnecessary for consumer PCs, even with raid 0.
But if he can get one, then why not? wink.gif

Ask them to send you a 600GB Velociraptor instead. tongue.gif (Oh man, the resale value! Or you can keep it and enjoy having the best SATA HDD out there.)

Capacity is useless without speed. 2x 1TB Blacks would be another great way to go, but I don't think they can send you back two HDDs for one RMA?
     
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post #10 of 16
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It ended up being the newest 2Tb WD Black I got. Although, come to find out today after further testing. My HDD hasn't failed. My Sata 6 controller on my board is dead.
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