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So I just bought a 1155 board that has SATA III for my new sandybridge build. I really wanted to setup a Raid 0 with two of these WD Cav Black 640Gb drives: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136544. Which will come down to about ~1Tb at $140. The other option that I'm now considering is just buying 1 Hitachi 2Tb drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo at $120.

With that said, the price per/Gb is definitely on Hitachi's side. The only thing I would be losing out at the moment would be Raid 0. Would Raid 0 be worth it compared to the amount of space I would gain with the Hitachi drive?

Thanks
Edited by Doogiehouser - 3/9/11 at 7:48am
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The answer is...get two of the samsung f3 1tb drives and raid0 them. Cost effective and preformance is very good. Go the extra step and short stroke it to say 15% of the total for your os and watch your rig just humm along.
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Agreed with the above post, I have two F3 500gb's in RAID 0, performance is great. Also WD is buying Hitachi or has already bought them.
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post #4 of 14
Go with Samsung.
Of the 2 I would say Hitachi though. WD makes a great drive but thier quality has been falling apart recently.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ab,2681-2.html
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Another vote for Samsung.
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I think Samsung > Hitachi > WD in that order. Also someone on here mentioned that Hitachi is one that has the lowest failing rate.
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I see a lot of people have posted the Samsung HDD, but they don't offer any 6.0Gb/s drives that I have found =/
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I see a lot of people have posted the Samsung HDD, but they don't offer any 6.0Gb/s drives that I have found =/
So? SATA 6GB/s is backwards compatible.

No mechanical hard drive saturates SATA 3GB/s AFAIK anyway.
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So? SATA 6GB/s is backwards compatible.

No mechanical hard drive saturates SATA 3GB/s AFAIK anyway.
So is 6.0Gb/s just a marketing gimmick?
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So? SATA 6GB/s is backwards compatible.

No mechanical hard drive saturates SATA 3GB/s AFAIK anyway.
YEP! /\\
Why spend the money on somthing you are not going to make full potential of.
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