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Caviar Black 6 Gb/s vs 3 Gb/s or other Hard drive choice help need on low budget

post #1 of 21
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Well ive nearly new build, but i dont have much cash left for a hdd.

ive been told the WD Caviar Black be the best choice and my board supports sata 3

I was thinking of getting one 1tb hdd now or getting some cash from m8 and getting the 2tb

Caviar Black 6 Gb/s vs 3 Gb/s or other Hard drive ??

what should I do ?
Edited by zoneuk - 1/8/11 at 8:09am
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post #2 of 21
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also whats the normal warranty on the Caviar Black drive??
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post #3 of 21
What will it be used for? OS? Storage?

The Samsung F3's are pretty much the fastest, and quietest drives out there, and they seem very cheap at the moment

Caviar Blacks have 5-year warranties
post #4 of 21
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well as its for my main system win 7, gaming,music, movies, download, data storage till i have money for another drive if i have the 1tb, so on,

could you give me a link for the samsung or a compare link ?
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anyone ???????
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post #6 of 21
Here's a link to someones HDTune comparisons of the two

http://forum.novatech.co.uk/showthread.php?p=197140


Some more benches

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...3-1tb-review/3


What's your budget? I'd always like to have the OS on one drive, and Games / storage on another
post #7 of 21
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i have a basic 1tb for storage at the moment but want to upgrade that at some point

i would say about £60
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What do you plan on using the drive for?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Starbuck5000 View Post
What do you plan on using the drive for?
well as its for my main system win 7, gaming,music, movies, download, data storage till i have money for another drive if i have the 1tb, so on,
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post #10 of 21
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ive found this drive which is £20 cheaper then the WD

model HD103SJ
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