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What is the best at the moment. I think WD caviar black is out of my price range. I did 7200.11 but they died and with RMA was going to get 7200.12 but they are now out of stock. IS there a new release coming?
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Best for storage only is the Caviar Green.
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf;15452803 
Best for storage only is the Caviar Green.

It stores videos, music etc so does also play from the drive. But won't be used for any intensive applications.
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post #4 of 23
Well it depends on if you want to conserve power. The 1TB Greens are good storage drives, but they go to "sleep" when not being used, so it takes a bit longer for them to spin up if you want to access a file.

The Blacks are my favourite, and since I don't care about power, only speed, the Caviar Black would be my suggestion.

Both are good drives.

The Samsung Spinpoint F3/F4's are also supposed to be very good drives, although I personally haven't used them.
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post #5 of 23
I see in your system settings that you have 2 Samsung F3's
You don't like those?
They are my preferred choice for 1TB drives, now for the RAID function the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM are the better ones because they do have the time out feature etc...But they are $99.99 with $7.28 shipping, unless you can get them on sale etc...

Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skaboy607;15460850 
It stores videos, music etc so does also play from the drive. But won't be used for any intensive applications.

Yep, go with the caviar greens, low power consumption, not super fast drives. Perfect for storage. I have 4 of the 2TB model in my unRaid box.
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post #7 of 23
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How long do they take to spin up? Can that not be turned off in windows?

Didnt like the F3's as they were noisy!
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by skaboy607;15461848 
How long do they take to spin up? Can that not be turned off in windows?

Didnt like the F3's as they were noisy!

I'm not sure exactly, and WD doesn't list that spec on their website.

You're using them for storage though, so this shouldn't be a huge factor for you, right?

Regardless, I would guess they take a couple seconds.
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post #9 of 23
I'm a huge fan of the Samsung F3s, I run 3 of them right now.
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post #10 of 23
Green's have problems dropping out of arrays because of the sleep feature. I really wouldn't recommend them for hw raid. Personally I've used black 1tbs with out any problems. I've also used 1.5tb re4's with great succes. However they're even more expensive than blacks, so no doubt also out of your range. There are some refurbed 1.5tb re4's for $110ea at the egg, but again probably too much $.
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