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i can honestly see no reason to go with the WD other that warranty.
    
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so the general cosensus is its the f3's?
I can't seam to find a proper review comparing it to the 640gb dual proc Cavier black, there is one sata 2 version and one sata 3 one and it seams that people are comparing the F3 with the sata 2 version alot or its not clear which one they are comparing it to.

I would say get whichever one is cheaper because the performance is so close. You really can't go wrong with the F3 though.
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You will regret getting the f3 if you do. I'm having one jolly time with an RMA of mine. Died in 3 months. They've have the drive for a month and after them saying they have no hard drives in stock of ANY type of drive, I immediately asked for a refund... so waiting on that now. Trust me their RMA department is horrible. Go with a WD Black, I love my 2Tb and 1Tb one.
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Not sure if this helps but I got the 1TB WD Black back in November (@ Best Buy for 50 bucks!) and it's been good to me. Using 2 in raid0 and have had no problems with them.
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post #15 of 25
i have a caviar black 1tb, no problems with it so far.

just picked up an F3 for a new build since everybody says they are faster. it was only 60 on newegg compared to almost 100 for the WD. we shall see how it goes.
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I just build a gaming PC(not even 2 weeks ago) and this question drove me insane! I have used WD drives in the past to upgrade storage and have never once had a single problem with them. My brother swears by WD Black's. I chose to opt for the spinpoint 1tb drive, it was on sale at newegg for 65 bucks(vs. WD 750g black for the same price). Whats even better is benchmarks aside they performe the same. Not 15 feet away is my brothers WD black 1tb and they have the same score in WIE, and if one is faster than the other the only way youll know is if you bench them... and if you REALLY need somthing faster than this, go raid(still about the same from my understanding, or SSD). my opinion go with witch ever company you trust. in the last 2 weeks I have orderd 2 of these spinpoints form newegg, both showed up in perfect working condtion.
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post #17 of 25
caviar black for me. i have both caviar black (albeit 640gb) and f3 1tb. the blacks are faster, but they do cost more.
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post #18 of 25
I run a bunch of 2TB Spinpoint F4s, no issues.

You might as well get bigger drives at these prices, they'll take longer to fill, use less space in your case, use less ports, draw less power...
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post #19 of 25
f3 ftw

1tb goes on sale regularly at superbiiz for ~$50
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f3 + usb 3.0 = PURE SEX
    
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