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I am getting a new mobo and planning to put windows on ssd and hdd for storage. Everywhere I look for hdd it looks like a split between f3, f4 and caviar black.

And I cant even tell if ssds are even worth it at this moment...

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SSDs will massively improve your load times, and computer boot times. If you are only gaming, and those two improvements are worth it to you, then go with an SSD. Also, you can RAID 0 two drives for cheaper, it all depends on your budget and what kind of performance you need.
post #3 of 11
I would say go for an SSD. From what I've read, the fast boot times alone make it a worthwhile purchase. I personally wouldn't recommend RAID 0 unless you're totally fine with losing all data on those drives.
post #4 of 11
If you are going SSD, you really only need 80GB or 120GB for a game and boot drive. Mine is 250 just because I have a laptop with 1 slot for a drive. If you went with something like the vertex 3, you could expect windows to fully load in 10 seconds after post, and 3 seconds to open a program like Excel.
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Hm ok thanks for the input I guess i will end up getting a C300 or so (vertex 3 a lil too expensive for me X_X) but I still need a hard drive for storage. Which one should I get?
    
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post #6 of 11
I have a caviar black that has been an awesome drive. I think all three of those are a good choice. I would say the caviar black, because it is the cheapest in its league.
post #7 of 11
Get an SSD for a boot drive, not much is needed 60 gb is fine.
Also, the samsung spinpoint f3 is one of the fastest mechanical drives out there and at a very reasonable price.
The f4 is a LITTLE faster, but it just isn't woth it compared to the amount of space you can get with the f3.
    
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Originally Posted by Shomiyamu! View Post
Get an SSD for a boot drive, not much is needed 60 gb is fine.
Also, the samsung spinpoint f3 is one of the fastest mechanical drives out there and at a very reasonable price.
The f4 is a LITTLE faster, but it just isn't woth it compared to the amount of space you can get with the f3.
The F3 is faster and the F4 is slower.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-245-_-Product



To OP: IMO, if you're going to go from HDD to SSD, then it doesn't really matter which SSD you get because the difference between HDD and a lower performance SSD will blow your mind anyway.
    
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The F3 is faster and the F4 is slower.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-245-_-Product



To OP: IMO, if you're going to go from HDD to SSD, then it doesn't really matter which SSD you get because the difference between HDD and a lower performance SSD will blow your mind anyway.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-244-_-Product
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Vertex 3 is ideal (the 240gb version, 120gb is slower, see the anandtech article: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4256/t...3-review-120gb )

C300 is a great 2nd choice if you can't afford the Vertex 3.

Samsung F3s are amazing drives - definitely pick one up!... Raid them up for an awesome reliable set of storage drives.
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