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Hi,

for a photoshop PC/video editing pc would you rather have the Seagate Momentus X 320GB Hybrid SSD drive or 2x Western Digital Caviar Blacks/ samsung f4 320GB had drives?


Seagate Momentus X: R1000 = $144 (video:

)
2x WD Caviar Blacks: R1050 = $151
2x Samsung spin. F4s: R700 = $101
Edited by [xPt]FLuX - 3/13/11 at 12:51am
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Out of those, the F4's.
 
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WD Black then f4 for me.

Where's the F3 option? (Joking, but I see f3 > f4)
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Out of those, the F4's.
mind telling me why you say so?

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WD Black then f4 for me.

Where's the F3 option? (Joking, but I see f3 > f4)
mind telling me why you say so?
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F4 raid-0.
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F4 raid-0.
the data is too important to risk raid imo
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Quote:
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the data is too important to risk raid imo
Well, if they're going to act as storage, too, forget RAID-0. The only reason I mentioned it is I commonly see RAID-0 arrays being used as scratch spaces for video editing with a separate drive for storage (and good back-up practices) so I assumed you would have a similar case.

The Seagate Hybrid SSD+HDD wouldn't do you any good for this particular application. Your choice really boils down to Caviar Black vs Spinpoint F4. Either would work, but the F4 gets a nod due to its lower price.

Just confirming, though, both drives are 320GB, right? If the Black has higher capacity, say around 500GB, that puts it at a slightly cheaper $/GB. Given the Caviar Black also has a 5-year warranty as opposed to Samsung's 3-year one, I'd opt for the Caviar.
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