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I'm looking to replace my POS hard drive (had this Hard drive since 2004). I just want a hard drive with 7200 RPM and a 6GB/s interface. I find plenty of em, then I cache under performance. Does cache really make a significant difference in performance in transfer rate? I'm just looking a 500gb hard drive right now. Specifically this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769
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I recommend this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-181-_-Product
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+1. It's the fastest hard drive (7200RPM) that's out right now I believe.
    
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Samsung F4s. 320GB version, $40...Sex on a stick
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Samsung F4s. 320GB version, $40...Sex on a stick
The Samsung F3 1TB is $55. It provides more space per dollar and performs better with 500GB platters.
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what about a OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD
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post #7 of 17
+1 For the Sammy F3's

They fly in RAID, but are excellent performers on their own
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Everyone's been recommending the Spinpoint F3 for a while now, I love mine and the 1TB is even faster with its 500GB platters.

EDIT: OCZ actually do a 2TB SSD.
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what about a OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD
@ 500Gb?
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Everyone's been recommending the Spinpoint F3 for a while now, I love mine and the 1TB is even faster with its 500GB platters.
Just a note, the Samsung F4 640GB use a single platter so they are better performers but there's too high of a price premium at the moment.
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