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Hey everyone.

I am making a new build got most of the parts.

I do have to decide on the storage still.

I am thinking of getting a SSD for the OS or cache. But I am having a hard time deciding a few things

I am building a PC more for video, audio, image, 3d editing not really gaming.

1) Some people recommend to use the intel Smart Response Technology on the asus z68, where you can pair the ssd with a mechanical HD and use the ssd as cache. Is this worth it to try or go for? Or am I better off just using the SSD as a drive of its own for the OS and the mechanical drive for files?

2) I am looking at a few drives particularly the WD Cavier Green 2TB Sata3 and the Hitachi Deskstar 7k3000 2TB Sata3. I think I prefer the hitachi because of the higher speed increase, but would it be a good idea to use raid? I haven't used it before.

3) any suggestions for HD setups? I am thinking of getting
1 SSD Crucial M4, 2 x 2TB Hitachi Deskstar, 1TB Seagate (old storage drive from old PC fairly new), and maybe 2 x 2TB WD Green's

I need to make a decision today, as the mechanical drives sale ends today.

Hitachi is going for 89.99 canadian
WD Green 69.99 canadian.

I think the price for Hitachi is better considering it has a higher speed for just $20 more.
Edited by harryt - 10/17/11 at 6:56pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 SSD Hitachi Deskstar 7k3000 Western Digital Black Western Digital Green WD20EARX 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG Blu-ray writer 12x BD Windows 7 Professional 64bit Dual Dell 23" E2311H LED Microsoft Basic 
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Corsair TX750 V2 Antec 902 Logitech 100 USB Generic 
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