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alright folks, here's what i need, maybe some input will help me decide soon, that way i can order the drives with my SB parts...

right now i have a 1tb seagate barracuda as a primary drive, which i ll convert into a storage drive 1/2 and a 640gb black caviar which will be storage drive 2/2, also going to make an online backup for my most important files, going to look into that later on.

what i need:
1x os drive with at least 300gb space, got to be on the faster end, not looking for RAID or SSD's due to me not needing the speed to move files, rather then speed to play my games (cpu/gpu/ram).

1x storage drive with at least 1tb space for my pictures and movies i shoot with fraps, therefor it has to be a quick moving drive as well...

i had in mind:
1 x WD black caviar 640gb 32mb cache for OS drive
1 x WD black caviar 1tb (FALS) 32mb cache for storage drive

due to having good experience with these drives i thought they would be a good choice, however my new board as well as my current board feature SATA 6gb at least on 2 headers, as i have a big bang xpower now and the new board will be a p67 which has em stock as well.

would i see any benefit in going with the newer black caviar drives, or is it just to risky as they seem to collapse like flys (according to feedback from multiple real life friends) ?

thanks in advance for a good suggestions and possibly some discussions in this thread
post #2 of 9
I like your HDD selections, mainly because I've always been a fan of WD, even for laptops, external etc. You might even want to go with a 500GB 10,000rpm for the OS drive if you want really fast speeds, decent price, and enough storage. The storage drive is verynice, and I think you'll be quite satisfied with a WD Black for your purposes.
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I like your HDD selections, mainly because I've always been a fan of WD, even for laptops, external etc. You might even want to go with a 500GB 10,000rpm for the OS drive if you want really fast speeds, decent price, and enough storage. The storage drive is verynice, and I think you'll be quite satisfied with a WD Black for your purposes.
im really looking to stay with 7200 rpm discs, the prices are just not worth the small performance gain in my eyes, i max most of my games with regular drives, so i dont see it being a difference with faster hdds which is why i just want to know if the newer series 6gb sata are worth the risk, as they have a high failure rate as it seems mate
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I've had a 1TB Caviar Black since right around launch time and it's worked solidly for me. The same cannot be said for my 2TB Hitachi 7k2000 which I've had fail twice- and they don't cross-ship like WD or Seagate!

Always keep good backups though, never rely on a single drive to hold your data. I lost zero data in both 7k2000 failures.
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post #5 of 9
Personally, I wouldn't get a 6GB HDD yet, mainly because they're new and like you said, they tend to be less reliable. My motherboard supports up to 2 of them, and I'm sure I'll get one some day, but for now I'm going to wait until they get a little more refined, I suppose.
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post #6 of 9
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I've had a 1TB Caviar Black since right around launch time and it's worked solidly for me. The same cannot be said for my 2TB Hitachi 7k2000 which I've had fail twice- and they don't cross-ship like WD or Seagate!

Always keep good backups though, never rely on a single drive to hold your data. I lost zero data in both 7k2000 failures.

its a nice point you bring it up, i had a WD Black fail on me at day 3 of ownership a FALS series, thank god i had still kept my old backups (320 gb laptop hdds that i filled up xD) and was able to recover, it was a 1/4 hit for me due to having 4 x 1tb FALS and only one failed, WD cross-shipped within a 24 hr period, therefor i had a new drive within 36 hrs after failure. their support was / is superb for a cheap hdd offer as the 1tb is.
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Personally, I wouldn't get a 6GB HDD yet, mainly because they're new and like you said, they tend to be less reliable. My motherboard supports up to 2 of them, and I'm sure I'll get one some day, but for now I'm going to wait until they get a little more refined, I suppose.

my exact thoughts, save the 5 bucks a piece and buy some nicer black sata cords

i might as well buy 2 1tb drives and 2 640s as im not sure if ima keep my SB and i7 rigs both running as of yet.
post #8 of 9
Another argument against 6gb SATA- you'll never saturate the 3gb SATA bus with a modern hard disk. There's really no point unless you're using a high spec SSD.
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post #9 of 9
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just as an update to this story, ill be receiving one of these tomorrow, i have the option of buying 2, should i take both or not? i get them at newegg price brand new in wrap local as a friend bought them from the egg and doesnt need them....

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136544

id like some feedback from ocn before i purchase two of them xD
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