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If you want... but I tend to run them only on dedicated RAID controllers rather than the junk you get on your motherboard. But you can be assured they won't fall out of the array smile.gif
Hmm. I was looking into SSHDs, I found this one.
Would that be suitable for a second data drive, and use the SSD as the OS drive? This is all fairly confusing.
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Hmm. I was looking into SSHDs, I found this one.
Would that be suitable for a second data drive, and use the SSD as the OS drive? This is all fairly confusing.

I'm not a fan really of SSHDs but that is my own personal opinion.

I would probably keep it simple. SSD for your OS + applications, and whack in a 1TB or 2TB storage drive. Pick up an external drive to do backups (using Windows backup, something like CrashPlan or perhaps FreeFileSync) and call it a day!
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the performance gain you will get in the blues over a single black is almost non.

Blues are also not recommended for raid.

blacks have a 5 year guarantee also with the raid also has a huge factor of loosing data and since you are running the onboard raid if you mess up your board you will probably loose all your data.

so just to many factor that i dont like.

Not true at all, as long as it is running the same storage controller on the motherboard it will work just fine you just have to turn RAID on first and the board will detect the RAID automatically. I know this because I have had to do it myself going from a X38 to a X48 mobo back during the C2D/Q days.thumb.gif

So as long as its got a decent warranty its no big deal, but the older it gets the more you are setting your self up for failure if the mb decides to crap out on you.
 
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I'm not a fan really of SSHDs but that is my own personal opinion.

I would probably keep it simple. SSD for your OS + applications, and whack in a 1TB or 2TB storage drive. Pick up an external drive to do backups (using Windows backup, something like CrashPlan or perhaps FreeFileSync) and call it a day!
I think I'll do that, as I already have a 2TB external drive. It's all a bit complicated really. Anyway, the performance difference will be absolutely huge, hopefully going from a 5 minute bootup to 10-20 seconds, and waiting 5-10 minutes just for games like BF4 to load. I haven't reformatted my drive since I had a Radeon 6870 on Windows 7, so I'll be making a huge difference, I'm really looking forward to it.
+REP to you all, but I still say the Blues are faster than Blacks tongue.gif

Also, is the Sandisk X210 a good choice? I want a combination of value, performance and reliability, and it seems to excel in all of those areas. Or should I go with something like the Samsung 840 EVO?
Edited by sidewaykill - 4/10/14 at 9:14pm
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I think I'll do that, as I already have a 2TB external drive. It's all a bit complicated really. Anyway, the performance difference will be absolutely huge, hopefully going from a 5 minute bootup to 10-20 seconds, and waiting 5-10 minutes just for games like BF4 to load. I haven't reformatted my drive since I had a Radeon 6870 on Windows 7, so I'll be making a huge difference, I'm really looking forward to it.
+REP to you all, but I still say the Blues are faster than Blacks tongue.gif

Also, is the Sandisk X210 a good choice? I want a combination of value, performance and reliability, and it seems to excel in all of those areas. Or should I go with something like the Samsung 840 EVO?

The SanDisk X210 is a good product for sure. I can't remember but I think it is cheaper than the 840 EVO... but the EVO does things very similar to the X210, in which case if the EVO is cheaper, go with that.
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Not true at all, as long as it is running the same storage controller on the motherboard it will work just fine you just have to turn RAID on first and the board will detect the RAID automatically. I know this because I have had to do it myself going from a X38 to a X48 mobo back during the C2D/Q days.thumb.gif

So as long as its got a decent warranty its no big deal, but the older it gets the more you are setting your self up for failure if the mb decides to crap out on you.

you are one of the luck ones as that did not work for me.

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I think I'll do that, as I already have a 2TB external drive. It's all a bit complicated really. Anyway, the performance difference will be absolutely huge, hopefully going from a 5 minute bootup to 10-20 seconds, and waiting 5-10 minutes just for games like BF4 to load. I haven't reformatted my drive since I had a Radeon 6870 on Windows 7, so I'll be making a huge difference, I'm really looking forward to it.
+REP to you all, but I still say the Blues are faster than Blacks tongue.gif

Also, is the Sandisk X210 a good choice? I want a combination of value, performance and reliability, and it seems to excel in all of those areas. Or should I go with something like the Samsung 840 EVO?

cheers dude.

i would love to test the blues Vs blacks but i am not going to splash out 100+$ for a WD blue 1 terabyte to do it.

I will still go for the black and the main reason is the 5 years... the other thing is if i need ot upgrade the OS hdd to a bigger one the blacks have acronis given to you for free by WD and then to clone the drive is hassle free etc..

anyway

what ever you do, please le us know what you have done and the performance gain.. going from HDD to SDD for OS drive will be a huge performance gain.
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I have WD10EZEX drives running solo, in RAID1 (2-HDD), RAID0 (2&4 HDD), and RAID10 (4 HDD per array), and the majority of them have been running nonstop for a year. ZERO issues, performance is SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN the previous AND current Gen Blacks (192-208MB/s Blue vs 138-152 and 146-171 for theBlacks).

They are half tthe price.
They are PROVEN FASTER (myself and many others took the time to provide hard data)
They run silent
They run incredibly cool

With the Blacks, you are paying for a name, pure and simple. The newest ones came out a year after the Blue, but they still use old platter densities.


The thing with reliability... All these are made to the same level if quality.
Thus, it defies logic to state that the drive with 2x as many moving parts will be more reliable.


So much misinformation...
   
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you are one of the luck ones as that did not work for me.
cheers dude.

i would love to test the blues Vs blacks but i am not going to splash out 100+$ for a WD blue 1 terabyte to do it.

I will still go for the black and the main reason is the 5 years... the other thing is if i need ot upgrade the OS hdd to a bigger one the blacks have acronis given to you for free by WD and then to clone the drive is hassle free etc..

anyway

what ever you do, please le us know what you have done and the performance gain.. going from HDD to SDD for OS drive will be a huge performance gain.
In my country, WD Blue is cheaper than the Blacks. What country are you in?
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Seagate Constellation ES.3 is basically the fastest 7200rpm drive you can get and in some tests is faster then the WD raptor so if you want something faster then the WD Blue i would recommend the Constellation ES.3 it cost more then the blue but you can get it in 2TB but I dont see it on the site your buying from so it maybe isnt and options also I wouldn't recommend the SSHD drives they are mostly for main drive sense you will be using an ssd for your main drive i wouldnt recommend it i dont think you see any real benefits to using an SSHD as a secondary drive
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I really don't see why we're throwing about "performance" when it comes to mechanical disks, especially if the OP is going to only use a single disk. All mechanical disks suck at random reads and writes, and if its only for storage, who gives a damn which mechanical disk is "faster".

When you buy a mechanical disk these days as a consumer you look at warranty first rather than performance. All mechanical disks are slow and all mechanical disks will fail.
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