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I currently run with Samsung F1 drives but i am upgrading my computer and getting the Corsair Air case which has only 2 hard drive slots (i am currently using 3) and this means i will be upgrading to an SSD for the OS but need replacements for my current drives I would like to have at least 3TB space on the HDD drives as my current drives are rather full as they are.

SSD wise i am looking at possibly getting a Crucial M500 but i have no idea about HDD as they dont seem to make any 2TB samsung dives frown.gif
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If your going to get a SSD then get something with a large capacity, slow and reliable, I would recommend WD's green or red drives because you dont need speed (thats what the SSD is for!) and the quieter the better. Not sure if Greens come in 3TB class but if they do get them over Reds as they are quieter, if not get the Red biggrin.gif
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I have good luck with the 2 3tb greens (WD30EZRX) that i have going on 2 years and not even a hiccup. Been through 2 pc's as well. But if you want more raw performance at the cost of noise the wd black is one to look at.
    
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Looking at getting a 240GB size SSD. Applications would go on 1 HDD and my games and media on the 2nd one. So they need to be decent size and performance. HDD i see size being a bit more important than speed but that doesnt mean i would want them to be really slow or anything.
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Seagate has a bad reputation lately but I purchased 3 of their 1TB Platter drivers and I am simply blown away by their performance. I purchased 2 1 TB drives for 1080P DXTory Loseless recording because normally 1 drive cannot write date fast enough. I was worried I was going to need 3, but these drives are so fast I only needed 1. I also purchased 1 of the 4TB 1TB Platter drives and that one was not able to keep up but the reason is it spins at 5900rpm instead of 7200rpm.

The one negative I have with the drives is they are constantly parking the heads and the longer they are on the quicker they park and unpark the heads. It's caused by the APM feature which is really rediculous for a desktop drive. I downloaded the program QuietHDD which disables APM and I added it as a startup program and I no longer have that problem. If you decide to go with one of these drives make sure you disable the APM or the drive will more than likely die prematurely from the excessive parking and unparking of the head.

If you are looking for a fast secondary drive then I recommend the 3TB 1TB Platter 7200RPM drive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
Currently on sale for $98.99 with the Promo Code.
Edited by Papadope - 3/9/14 at 10:16am
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post #7 of 16
But can't you put the SSD drive anyware in your case? That 2.5" is REALY small! Like a VISA card (only a bit thicker wink.gif )

I have my crucial SSD floating in my case, just hanging at the SATA cables tongue.gif

So in your case you would still have those 2 slots free.


Or another solution are those Western Digital drives with SSD and HDD in 1.

The SSD is NOT the buffer for the HDD, they are just build together in 1 case for space "problems"

So they act as 2 different drives

Install such a 2-in-1 drive in bay 1 and a 4TB WD in bay 2


I'm just giving you other options, not saying it's the best in performance or whatever...

But in general the WD drivers are very good. I build PC's with them for 20 years, no problem once so ever...
   
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If you are looking for a fast secondary drive then I recommend the 3TB 1TB Platter 72000RPM drive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
Currently on sale for $98.99 with the Promo Code.

My god, they're even faster than SSD's drool.gifwink.gif
   
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WD black and wd RE hard drives are ALWAYS and only will be the mechanical hard drives that i will buy for my rigs depending on application the performance and the support is the selling point for me.

also if you want to clone the use the acronis software you can legally download from their site and done...
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My god, they're even faster than SSD's drool.gifwink.gif

LOL, Yea I went back and fixed that. Woops
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