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Please tell me I made the right choice.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NB8WRU/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_item
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_item

I bought both of these to replace what I have in my signature. Any issues with this setup?
post #2 of 6
Looks good to me, what kind of issues are you concerned about?
post #3 of 6
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Just it being a good bang for the buck and I am not wasting my money by buying the wrong thing.
post #4 of 6
The 840 Pro is generally considered the best SSD on the market and Samsung's software is good too. Likewise, the WD Blue is the second fastest HDD in terms of sequential speeds; it's only beaten by the new Barracudas. Access times and random (lol random speeds on a hard disk) speeds leave a little to be desired, but you have an SSD so presumably that doesn't matter much to you.
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

The 840 Pro is generally considered the best SSD on the market and Samsung's software is good too. Likewise, the WD Blue is the second fastest HDD in terms of sequential speeds; it's only beaten by the new Barracudas. Access times and random (lol random speeds on a hard disk) speeds leave a little to be desired, but you have an SSD so presumably that doesn't matter much to you.

Eh, I like the name brand of WD over Seagate. I remember back in the day when they had major issues.
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As a storage hoarder (as in, I have a lot of drives, oldest is a 40MB!), I go through drives like crazy because I alwaysswant to try ssomething new.

I have not changed from my current core setup since I built this most recent machine, longer than I've ever gone before.

The core parts?
Samsung 830 256GB (a bit slower but with somewhat longer lasting NAND)
WD10EZEX, in fact I think I was the first person on the site to receive the revised model with the greatly improved access times, or at least the first person who posted anything about it.

Mine all get around 13.5-14.8ms access times, for reads, which is about the same as most Blacks. For writes, the Blue has faster access times by 33-50 percent!
Add in the inherent reliability, low temp, zero noise, and the 70MBs faster sequential speeds over the Black, and the only way I'd buy one of those overpriced antiques is if they get off their butts and actually make the WD Black 2.5" SSHD 1TB w 24GB SLC NAND that they promised so long ago...

Until then, the Black line is truly a purposeless series of drives. Slower and more expensive? I know they have a longer warranty, but a Squaretrade on a Blue still comes out cheaper (plus, I have yet to see one break), is much faster and hell, the warranty shouldn't matter as the Blue is likely many times more reliable!
   
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