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post #11 of 16
I own a blue and green. I would not get the green as a primary drive. It's fine for storage, that's what I use it for. If the drive is going to be the primary drive I would get the blue.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maelthras View Post
Definatly samsung is wheres it's at, my cavair blue gets read and write of about 90MB/s, while the samsung f3 1tb's get around 130MB/s steady.
This. they also work great in RAID setups (even though you aren't gonna do that in her system)
1 Tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product

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500 Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-181-_-Product
Edited by selectstriker2 - 3/10/11 at 11:52am
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post #13 of 16
Get a Samsung Spinpoint F3. As for the Caviar Green and Blue, the Green, like the name implies, is a Hard Drive that sacrifices performance in order to consume less power. This means that it spins at around 5400 RPM most of the time, and therefore doesn't have good access times. One of the biggest problems with this drive is that, in order to conserve more power, after a small amount of HDD inactivity, it parks its head. That results in lower drive longetivity and can also translate into a noticeable "lag" since it takes around a second for the HDD to come out of that state.

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 has lower access times than the Green, and much better read/write sequential and random speeds than the Blue.
    
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post #14 of 16
It would do the job...the blue would just do it a little faster

In real world use, the difference is probably negligible.
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there is no difference between 32MB Blacks and Blues......Greens on the other hand spin at 5400RPM and therefore have slower seek rate......i've tried a 32MB 1TB and 64MB 2TB Greens as os drives........both are fine for everyday use......will be plenty for your sis but "slightly" slower than 32MB Black/Blue and WAY slower than the new RE4 64MB 1TB/2TB Blacks
    
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post #16 of 16
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So,between Blue and Green,Blue it is.
I'm considering getting a samsung spinpoint f3,they look good.
 
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