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I had 4 WD10EZEX's in RAID 0 for about 6 months, no issue. 3 are in RAID 5 now and still have never given an issue.

 

Actual real world difference b/w HDDs is almost null. For HDDs just get the cheaper bang for the $ imo.

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Well, I pulled the trigger on a Samsung 840 EVO 250GB for the OS, and two WD10EZEX's in RAID0 for Data and Games.
My computer boots in about 15 seconds now, on cold boot, compared to 5-10 minutes with the old HDD and OS.
Here is bench of my SSD and HDDs in Samsung Magician and HDTune. HDTune doesn't seem to accurately represent the speeds, like Samsung Magician doesn't accurately represent my RAID speeds.


Will be adding more benches soon.
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