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Here is one bench I ran but there was stuff running in the background (F@H and such)

    
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*facedesk* cache help's.. alot.. never mind...

I didnt take a huge step back as i really dont knotice speed differences with a ssd or hdd raid config's. and i already argued with compuman about f3's vs black's. black's > f3's.
    
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blacks in raid0 are fast.....especially the new RE4 with 64 MB cache, dual processors and dual stage actuation........and i've tried the 80GB Intel SSD........yea the booting times are cute, but my rig is on 24/7 so that feature goes out the window......you say faster loading times?.......80GB is not enough to install games and if you install games on a separate drive then what loading times are we talking about?.....and @ $180 for 80GB is really for someone who doesn't value space.......i really only see them as a plus in netbooks where they DO help battery life
    
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overall the SSD did little for me. my game's and OS were on it. it wasnt as fast as i thought and hardly knoticed a difference compared to that of 2 HDD's in raid.
    
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Cache isn't as big of a deal as when the jump from 2 MB to 8 MB happened.
You would gain a lot more speed by using higher density drives.
My el-cheapo Hitachi 1 TB outpaces the 750GB Black by >30 MB/sec in sequential reads

Quote:
/dev/sdc1:
Timing cached reads: 972 MB in 2.00 seconds = 485.83 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 310 MB in 3.00 seconds = 103.17 MB/sec

/dev/sdf1:
Timing cached reads: 974 MB in 2.00 seconds = 486.30 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 414 MB in 3.02 seconds = 137.26 MB/sec
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Hitachi's = high failure rate
    
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F3's are faster than WD...I have one of each, in AHCI mode the F3 blows the WD out of the water...
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black > F3.
    
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post #20 of 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
Hitachi's = high failure rate
You know, you asked our opinions on your hard drive choice. We've answered stating that you made a step backwards. The 500GB WD Blacks ARE slower than the F3 1TB's, period. Don't believe me, google it.

Now you're just blindly putting things out there, like "Hitachi's = high failure rate". I've never seen a mass problem with Hitachi drives. They're no more prone to failure than your precious WD Blacks are.

Oh well, enjoy your wasted money, less space, and slower speeds.
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