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My 1TB Samsung Spinpoint in my sig will be running out of space soon. I want to get another 1-2TB used for media storage that will be accessed frequently. The drive will also be making weekly backups to an external HDD.

Questions:
1) Would a 7200 RPM be better for read/write speeds for media? Most of my media are HD videos, music, and photos.
2) Is an SSHD recommended? There's a good deal for a Seagate on the link below.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178380&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS113013&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS113013-_-EMC-113013-Index-_-InternalHardDrives-_-22178380-L01A
3) Should I run a RAID setup with my current Samsung 1TB?
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Post number 1000 will be a triple no.

1. No, But the price difference between 5400rpms and 7200rpms is negliable (unless you're looking at WD)
2. No. Won't do you much good.
3. No. Just extra hassle for little gain, might be fun but... probably is fun but no, there's no openly tradeable benefit to it.
 
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I'll follow the same format because I'm helpful! biggrin.gif

1. Doesn't really matter as long as seek times are okay
2. Hybrid drives only cache if your OS is on them, otherwise they're overpriced HDDs
3. Sure, why not? Your SSD is small and you can short-stroke the array for programs and games, while you have a 3+TB drive/array for media
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For best bang for your $ I'd suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844

or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149408

Or a 4TB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178338

I wouldn't bother with RAID.

Other than capacity and better bang for the buck, is the WD blue 1TB better than those in terms of performance?
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

For best bang for your $ I'd suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844

or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149408

Or a 4TB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178338

I wouldn't bother with RAID.

Other than capacity and better bang for the buck, is the WD blue 1TB better than those in terms of performance?
nope, they perform similarly.

The 4TB may be slightly slower, but the others are about neck and neck.
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nope, they perform similarly.

The 4TB may be slightly slower, but the others are about neck and neck.
Ended up getting the 3TB Seagate Barracuda for $100. Pretty good deal. Thanks.
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