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My Raptor X 150 bit the dust. I'm in the market for a new os hard drive. I'm looking for best value. SSD's are out of the question for now.
I will be running the os and a few programs on it. Everything else is on the caviar black (it's primarily for gaming and web browsing).
I'm trying to figure out if I need something with large cache or not. Not sure how that all works, but I'm doing some research.

Your help is greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 10
Samsung F3. Grab a 500GB. They're faster and cheaper than the Caviar Black.
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post #3 of 10
Yada...Yada...Yada, Sammy F3's. However i'm using them for storage right now.
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post #4 of 10
^And they're better for RAID.

If you want to do RAID with WD, I recommend Raid 01 or Raid 10 just for backup.
Edited by HybridCore - 3/19/11 at 12:02pm
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post #5 of 10
Spinpoint F3 for sure.
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post #6 of 10
F3 for speed, WD Black for reliability.
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
F3 for speed, WD Black for reliability.
WD RE4's for realiablity, but they're too expensive.

$10.00 off right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136697
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post #8 of 10
another vote for the sammy best bang for buck in your given scenario
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post #9 of 10
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At bestbuy right now. WD caviar blue 320gb 16mb on sale for $50. Good?
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WD Caviar Blue & WD Caviar Black Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit 17" Westinghouse LCD 1280 x 1024 Logitech G15 
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Intel Xeon 3060 @ 2.9ghz Gigabyte P35-DS3L evga 8800gts 512mb 4gb OCZ PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar Blue & WD Caviar Black Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit 17" Westinghouse LCD 1280 x 1024 Logitech G15 
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post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input. It is very much appreciated.
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Intel Xeon 3060 @ 2.9ghz Gigabyte P35-DS3L evga 8800gts 512mb 4gb OCZ PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar Blue & WD Caviar Black Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit 17" Westinghouse LCD 1280 x 1024 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master 650w Real Power Pro Rosewill R5605-BK Logitech MX320 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon 3060 @ 2.9ghz Gigabyte P35-DS3L evga 8800gts 512mb 4gb OCZ PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar Blue & WD Caviar Black Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit 17" Westinghouse LCD 1280 x 1024 Logitech G15 
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Cooler Master 650w Real Power Pro Rosewill R5605-BK Logitech MX320 
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