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Correct me if I am wrong but SATA 3 on a mechanical drive would probably make no difference.
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Originally Posted by PresNotSure View Post
Correct me if I am wrong but SATA 3 on a mechanical drive would probably make no difference.
Correct.



On topic, F3's, WD Black's, and Raptors. F3's are probably THE best mechanical right now though. They match, and in some (or alot?) cases beat the Raptor's without costing nearly SSD price.
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Are these for a main drive? or just for data storage?

F3s and cav blacks are both awesome but if its for an OS drive I know its a hybrid but the Momentus XT is just going to feel allot faster.
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Are these for a main drive? or just for data storage?
Right now my OS, games, and programs are on a Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 500GB. My data is on a caviar black 1TB.

I want to upgrade my OS drive first. Sounds like I'm going to get the F3. I will probably get two and raid 0 them. Sound like a sweet deal for $110. I'm not ready to buy an SSD until the prices go down more.
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post #15 of 17
The fastest would probably be one one the latter velociraptors, although is you want speed your better off getting an ssd and a 2tb dump drive
    
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Fastest drives (that I personally know of) are the WD Black 1-2TB drives. They are faster than the F3 in access times (where it counts for OS / gaming drives). They're roughly the same for read / write speeds.

The F3's do offer the absolute best bang for your buck though. They're not THAT much behind the WD Black, and they're almost half the price.

Again, this is talking 1-2TB drives obviously. And the Samsung F4 is roughly the same as a WD Green (F4 is faster, but just pointing out that they're both storage drives).
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post #17 of 17
the F3's are good and the wd blacks are also good. i like the blacks because of the support they have and after sales assistance and rma's and the fact that you can dl a copy of acronis from wd and clone ur hdd.
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