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Poll Results: Hard drive decisions..

 
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    One big ole drive
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    Two 3/4 gibbabyte drives
  • 100% (5)
    Two 1/2 gibbabyte drives
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    One 3/4 and one 1/2 gibbabyte drive
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post #1 of 4
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I'm looking to optimize hard drive space while at the same time retain as much performance as possible.

I'm looking for some advice/opinions on what would be the best way to spend <$300 on hard drives.

For $280 I can get two samsung F1 750's.

The F1 1TB is one of the fastest drives available at the time, but increasing the capacity 50% and RAID possibility only costs an extra $30 seems like a heck of a bargain.

-or- I could get a pair of AAKS for $200. They'd net me 1TB and would be fairly swift in RAID.

-or- I could get a 500GB WD to RAID with my 500GB KS and get a 750 for $240...

I have a 500GB currently.

tl;dr: find me the best bargain/mix of capacity and speed from multiple hard drives.
    
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dont get a single drive if u want speed, raid is cheap enough these days! I have an AAKS and prob gna get another to raid, they nice drives.

F1 i think is really fast so prob really good in raid too so if it fits the budget get some of the se imo
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Well (I don't understand the poll options) IMO, get a 2 smallish (2x250, $49.99 in deals section) for RAID to put games and such on and one large driver for back-up etc. I use 2x80gb for anything I access all the time and a 400gb + 500gb for RAID back-up and media files etc.
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Thanks, but I believe I'm going to go with the two 750's. Two 250's at $50 a piece are not a bargain IMO. That's $.20 a GB; two 750's for $280 = $.18 a GB, not a tremendous difference, but two large drives will dump a lot less heat than having a half dozen of them. These boys will be real barn burners me thinks

if I could get the AAKS deal at buy.com to extend to 3 or 4 drives, I would have likely gone with the aaks (500*4 = 2TB/($80*4))$.16 a GB, and probably unbeatable performance.
    
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