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Sold my F3 1TB and Vertex II 90GB SSD and bought 2X WD Caviar black 500GB and for backup a caviar green 1tb ( i know these are slow, but back ups dont have to be fast )
    
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You sold your SSD to go back to mechanical drives!
The WD Blacks are nice though.
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my ssd wasnt fast enough to justify the 199$ i paid for it.

and i couldnt configure it properly. so out it went!
    
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Why did you downgrade?
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Should have grabbed 2x F3 they are faster then blacks, but still you have fast hard drives there lol.
    
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and i couldnt configure it properly. so out it went!
PEBKAC.

Enjoy the slower loading times and extra latency as you access files.
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post #7 of 94
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wrong, black's are faster. they have a larger cache.

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Originally Posted by sdla4ever View Post
Should have grabbed 2x F3 they are faster then blacks, but still you have fast hard drives there lol.
    
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post #8 of 94
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
PEBKAC.

Enjoy the slower loading times and extra latency as you access files.
Don't be a dick, he didn't see a huge performance increase so he saved himself some money.

And the F3's I had were faster then any blacks I had saw. Single drive was over 100 MB/s while blacks were just under that, mainly because the platter differences between the 2 iirc.

While in raid0 they got like 212 Mb/s and got into the low 9ms access times.
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post #9 of 94
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tnh... my 2x cav blue's were fast enough for me in raid.

so im getting a more conventional set up. my system isnt affected by drive speed much anyways
    
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post #10 of 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
wrong, black's are faster. they have a larger cache.
Wrong. The F3's are faster. Cache size makes little difference with drives.

WD Black 1TB and BIGGER drives have faster access times, slower speeds.
Samsung F3 500GB / 1TB drives have faster speeds with slightly less access time.

Being that you got the 500GB WD Blacks, you took a huge step backwards .
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