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post #11 of 16
The 500GB one you have there is something I haven't seen before. The Caviar Black by WD (the same company) gets slightly better performance, and is just as reliable. A little bit loud if you ask me but WD Blacks are what my friends and I use for our storage drives because they are pretty fast compared to other hard drives and have rock solid reliability.
post #12 of 16
Save more and get a 120GB SSD. They are all going on sale lately.
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post #13 of 16
I might be shooting myself in the foot here, but if you've got an SSD with either a Marvell (like a Plextor) or Samsung controller + an OS that supports it you could enable drive compression to buy yourself more time . It would still be far faster than an HD and with the way SSD are dropping descent sizes are going to become affordable fairly soon.
post #14 of 16
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but is that 500gb fine?
Nope. It's an RE4 drive. They're tweaked for RAID - if a write ever fails, they continue merrily along and expect the RAID controller to re-issue it. Running as a single drive, Windows will alert you that a write failed and will not re-issue it. A hardware RAID controller would.

The reason for this is web servers - desktop drives can get locked up for 30+ seconds trying to recover a failed write. That's extremely detrimental to a site's responsiveness, especially when other parts of the drive can still be read or written to. So, these RE4 drives have very low write recovery times set, and rely upon the server's RAID controller to figure out when is a good time to try again.
     
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post #15 of 16
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but is that 500gb fine?

That one is an enterprise drive, it is slower plus what Kramy said plus it is more expensive than other drives


If you only want/need 500gb and are sure you wont want more in the future - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145531

If you want a 1tb -
If you want a really fast one -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145533
Or if you don't care how fast it is because you're just using it for storage - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148725 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136776
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post #16 of 16
It may be worth waiting still anyway, for HDD or SDD. HDD prices are stupidly high at the moment because of the floods some months back in Thailand.

My 2TB drive which cost me £55 is now something like £120!!

I'd go for another SSD when i had some more money, just my opinion.
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