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Hey guys, just wanted to ask, I'm purely concerned about performance here, not so much space, but for the exact same price, I can either buy 2x Samsung 1TB F3's or 2x WD 500Gb Caviar Blacks?

Which would be the better choice for flat out performance?
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F3's.
The higher density will give you a bit more sequential performance.
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Id go with a pair of these over those 500GB blacks.
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB WD6401AALS 32MB Cache

Or just go with the F3's
    
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
F3's.
The higher density will give you a bit more sequential performance.
^What he said. Samsung F3 are usually marginally faster than WD Blacks of the same capacity, anyway.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 1/29/11 at 4:42pm
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Fair enough guys, I thought the WD Blacks were actually faster! Shows what I know F3's it is then

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I have an F3 RAID 0 Setup and i have to say, load times for games are nicely reduced over one F3, however windows start time is no different for me ( as it appears random reads are the enemy of the RAID setup) plus I have to wait for the RAIDBIOS message to clear so its +10s to the boot time overall
    
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Really? I was under the impression RAID0 boot times were faster S:
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