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So i currently have 2x640Gb WD blacks on RAID0, and one of the drives is failing according to intel storage software when i boot, one is green and the other is red. Anyways, so i'm thinking of sending one back for RMA and keeping the other one, so now, what i'm thinking was getting a set of new drives, either another Black or 2 Samsung F3's but i've been reading people complaining about their F3's making much noise. As these drives would be what i use for gaming and my main partition, noise is much of an issue for me. What would u guys recommend? =)

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: This new partition would me short stroked to approx 200gb =)
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my F3's are inaudible under my fans
post #3 of 27
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my pc is relatively quiet for what i'm running. i'm running 2 Cooler master so called 120CFM at 30dB? and blacks are kinda quiet for me atm so i'm still in doubts.
Edited by YtKwonG - 4/21/11 at 11:20am
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F3. Get 'em while before they're gone
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post #6 of 27
The F3 only make some clicking noise when you start the pc, otherwise they are almost completly inaudible.

If I were you I'd get two F3R 1TB and put them on RAID.

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F3. Get 'em while before they're gone
That's also what I'm fearing: that they will soon not be available.
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post #7 of 27
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won't seagate maintain the samsung brand? hmmm. interesting, seems i'll have to go shopping ASAP.

I do not really need the space, i've got at least 2tb of hd space currently and going to get the spinpoints and even gonna shortstroke them to 100-200gb if i get them.
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My F3s are very quiet. They have their signature "shwoop" on startup, but other than that, they are much quieter than the 1500rpm 92mm fan in front of them.
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That's also what I'm fearing: that they will soon not be available.
Samsung drives altogether or just the F3?
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