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The 1TB F3 shortstroked to the same capacity as the F4 will be faster. The F3 shortstroked is also faster than the WD, so as it's the same price it isn't worth it. The 74GB Velociraptors are no faster than a shortstroked F3 either as they are REALLY old now - if you want to go up to 10K drives then you want a 150GB or 300GB Velociraptor (or the factory shortstroked 80 and 160GB versions). But they cost as much as an SSD will.

Even under Vista most modern SSDs have garbage collection, which means you don't need TRIM for optimal performance. I really would go this route - nothing else you buy will really feel like a great upgrade from your Blue. But an SSD will feel like night & day.
The newest generation of Velociraptor are 450GB and 600GB.... they differ from the older Velociraptors.
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The newest generation of Velociraptor are 450GB and 600GB.... they differ from the older Velociraptors.
Yep - but they REALLY aren't worth buying, as the costs are MUCH higher. The 150 and 300GB versions are often on sale closer to the $100 mark, which makes them (almost) viable.
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So get a SSD that features garbage collection.


Deciding on which HDD for your OS is really deciding the difference between 0.3MB/s random read. Not really even worth the effort since SSDs do 50+ MB/s random read.


Velociraptor are a waste of money. You pay a premium for a 5-10% performance gain. Instead, pay bit more to get a 1000% gain in SSDs.
AHA! I did not know about garbage collection. Thanks.

OK so the F3 would be the best choice (for mechanical HDDs). Would it make a difference if it is the 500GB or 1TB model?

Let's say I do go with SSD, how do I tell which ones have garbage collection?
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AHA! I did not know about garbage collection. Thanks.

OK so the F3 would be the best choice (for mechanical HDDs). Would it make a difference if it is the 500GB or 1TB model?

Let's say I do go with SSD, how do I tell which ones have garbage collection?
i have 2 intel in raid 0 and never seem to have an issue with trim its not on at all
but i dont see any slowing down but then again i reformat ever couple months anyways
    
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AHA! I did not know about garbage collection. Thanks.

OK so the F3 would be the best choice (for mechanical HDDs). Would it make a difference if it is the 500GB or 1TB model?

Let's say I do go with SSD, how do I tell which ones have garbage collection?
The 1tb is faster than the 500meg. I bought one of the first 320gig F4's and while it's been an okay drive I'm beginning to regret getting it.
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