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Help Me Pick!...Final Plea!

Poll Results: Which one???

 
  • 10% (4)
    Caviar Black 2tb & buy SSD later
  • 18% (7)
    Caviar Black 1tb + C300 64gb
  • 70% (26)
    Spinpoint F3 1tb + C300 64gb
37 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
My Sandy B will arrive today, by noon and I still need some storage. Check out the poll and select one.
Thanks in advance
Edited by drBlahMan - 3/9/11 at 5:10am
post #2 of 16
Caviar Black 1tb + C300 64gb is the best combo
post #3 of 16
i would maybe wait i heard c400 might come out soon...same with the OCZ vortex 3
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post #4 of 16
I picked the Caviar Black and SSD, but I could have just as easily picked the F3 + SSD. Both the Black and the F3 are top-quality spin drives. Do you actually need more than 1TB of space? Or were you planning on putting those into RAID 0 or something?

Either way, get the SSD now. It's a no-brainer.
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post #5 of 16
The F3 is faster than the Caviar black.
It's a pretty easy choice, c300 + F3
post #6 of 16
F3 + c300 is the best choice in my opinion.
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post #7 of 16
C300 and F3 for sure. Blacks are just as good, but F3's are a little faster.
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post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plex View Post
I picked the Caviar Black and SSD, but I could have just as easily picked the F3 + SSD. Both the Black and the F3 are top-quality spin drives. Do you actually need more than 1TB of space? Or were you planning on putting those into RAID 0 or something?

Either way, get the SSD now. It's a no-brainer.
Honestly, the CB 2tb is a bit more than I need but you can never have too much storage (especially for my line of work). I had read a few reviews stating that performance is just about equal to the Raptor and it's highly recommended to be used for the OS if you do not have a SSD. My thought was probably the CB 2tb would be a better buy and wait until the new SATA6G SSDs are released. I have not considered raid at this moment...not really interested in that as of now but I will not rule it out. I'm still debating on the storage setup
Edited by drBlahMan - 3/9/11 at 7:05am
post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plex View Post
I picked the Caviar Black and SSD, but I could have just as easily picked the F3 + SSD. Both the Black and the F3 are top-quality spin drives. Do you actually need more than 1TB of space? Or were you planning on putting those into RAID 0 or something?

Either way, get the SSD now. It's a no-brainer.
this is so true.
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post #10 of 16
CaviarB+SSD later

C400 and Vertex 3 are around the corner.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4086/m...s-415mbs-reads
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4186/o...focused-sf2200
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