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Caviar Black 1tb SATA6G HD...Is It Worth the Purchase?

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I currently have a Samsung Spinpoint 1tb hd and I had picked-up a WD Caviar Black 1tb SATA6G hd for $100. I will be using the hd for storing games and working files (autocad, photoshop, 3d Studio Max, & etc). Was this a good buy because of being a SATA6 hd or should I get a refund and just stick with my Samsung Spinpoint? I'm asking this because I have not seen any site reviews for this Caviar Black I had purchased today.
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There are no latency benefits to using 3 over 2. So no.

it only becomes an issue of transfer rates.

On one hand don't pay more for something unneeded, on the other, same price, why not go sata3? If that drive would have been $100 for the 2 version...
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$100 isn't that great of a price for a 1 TB drive.

SATA 6 Gbps on a mechanical disk is largely a marketing gimmick.
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Eh, you probably aren't going to benefit at all considering the disc itself cant read data fast enough to utilize the 6Gb/s. Its a good drive, I have two of them I am going to RAID here in a couple days, but if you got it to replace the samsung drive, I'd just stick with the samsung.
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Thanks...really appreciate the quick repsonses. I'll definitely return it and stick with what I am currently using
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You're better off with Hitachi's new 7K3000 1.5TB. Faster than WD Blacks.
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with the black you get 5 yr warranty compare to 3 years
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Only good thing is the 64mb cache but thats also available on much cheaper drives
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with the black you get 5 yr warranty compare to 3 years
Warranty is a marketing scheme to get consumers to buy their products over the competitors and it's also a good way for to get consumers to pay more for the product.

Generally if a hdd fails within it's warranty period what matters is not the stupid warranty it's your valuable data which will cost you $1000s to recover.

Why do you think enterprise drives cost so much more? You get what you pay for.
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I'm too lazy to look it up, but have seen people who paid more for the sata 6.0 hd's and did benchies on 3.0 and 6.0 and no change


.......... so the f3 is faster than the wd black on 3.0 or 6.0
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