Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Another "Which HDD to get" Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Another "Which HDD to get" Thread

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
So I have this dilemma. I have 200 dollars to spend, but I'm having troubles picking out stuff. I'm pretty sold on the Samsung Spinpoint F4.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-245-_-Product

Though if someone says otherwise I'll look into it. (Promo code for F4 - 20 dollars off). I'm also looking for a good SSD to put in RAID with the Spinpoint F4. I'm looking for roughly 60 GB SSD to run with the F4.

Also, a side question, what's the performance difference between the F3 1TB and the F4 2TB? Would it be worth it to go with the 1TB for better performance? Although I'm liking the idea of the huge amount of space I can have with 2TB (Running out of space on my 500gb ).

By the way, Merry Christmas everyone. :>
Hi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P Sapphire 5850 (900 Core / 1175 Mem @ 1.125V) 4 GB DDR2 @ 1066 - 5-5-5-15 (Mushkin 996619) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 19" Samsung Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
TX850W Corsair Azza Fantom 900 DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
Hi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P Sapphire 5850 (900 Core / 1175 Mem @ 1.125V) 4 GB DDR2 @ 1066 - 5-5-5-15 (Mushkin 996619) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 19" Samsung Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
TX850W Corsair Azza Fantom 900 DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
get this one :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148337 the higher RPM will improve performance greatly. cache isnt overly important but you do want a decent amount.
:3
(10 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe GTX 680 2GB 16GB Corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x 250GB HyperX Windows 7 SP1 x64 Benq G2420HD XFX 650W 
CaseAudio
lian li pc-q08b On-board 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom II X4 955 C3 @ 4.2ghz 1.4v ASUS M4A79T Deluxe Radeon HD 5870 crossfire 940/1300 8GB corsair ddr3 1600mhz 7-8-7-20@1.75v 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
120GB Kingston HyperX SSD, 250gb HDD x3 +660Gb 5870 Accelero Xtreme Corsair H100  win 7 ultimate 64bit (stipped to bone) 
MonitorPowerCase
Benq G2420HD XFX Pro 650W (sleeved) (seasonic in disguise) Bitfenix Colossus 
  hide details  
Reply
:3
(10 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe GTX 680 2GB 16GB Corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x 250GB HyperX Windows 7 SP1 x64 Benq G2420HD XFX 650W 
CaseAudio
lian li pc-q08b On-board 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom II X4 955 C3 @ 4.2ghz 1.4v ASUS M4A79T Deluxe Radeon HD 5870 crossfire 940/1300 8GB corsair ddr3 1600mhz 7-8-7-20@1.75v 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
120GB Kingston HyperX SSD, 250gb HDD x3 +660Gb 5870 Accelero Xtreme Corsair H100  win 7 ultimate 64bit (stipped to bone) 
MonitorPowerCase
Benq G2420HD XFX Pro 650W (sleeved) (seasonic in disguise) Bitfenix Colossus 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
That does look like a great middle ground for what I want, but the problem is that I haven't heard that many great things about Seagate recently. I'm probably wrong on this matter, could someone shed some light for me on how reputable Seagate is?
Hi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P Sapphire 5850 (900 Core / 1175 Mem @ 1.125V) 4 GB DDR2 @ 1066 - 5-5-5-15 (Mushkin 996619) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 19" Samsung Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
TX850W Corsair Azza Fantom 900 DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
Hi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P Sapphire 5850 (900 Core / 1175 Mem @ 1.125V) 4 GB DDR2 @ 1066 - 5-5-5-15 (Mushkin 996619) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 19" Samsung Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
TX850W Corsair Azza Fantom 900 DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by jy360 View Post
get this one :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148337 the higher RPM will improve performance greatly. cache isnt overly important but you do want a decent amount.
The Spinpoint F4 has a higher density platters (667GB) which equates to equal, if not better, performance on sustained transfers, higher RPM is good mainly for seek times.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5Ghz ASRock Z77 Pro3 Powercolor Radeon HD7950 3GB @ 1150/1350 4x4GB G.Skill Ares 2000Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 250GB Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Noctua NH-D14 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arcitc Cooling Acclero Twin Turbo II Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Artisan Hien Mid Japan Black Large ASUS Xonar DX NZXT Sentry Mesh 30w Fan Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5Ghz ASRock Z77 Pro3 Powercolor Radeon HD7950 3GB @ 1150/1350 4x4GB G.Skill Ares 2000Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 250GB Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Noctua NH-D14 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arcitc Cooling Acclero Twin Turbo II Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Artisan Hien Mid Japan Black Large ASUS Xonar DX NZXT Sentry Mesh 30w Fan Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Another "Which HDD to get" Thread