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  • 7200.12

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • F3

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • Western Digital Caviar Black

    Votes: 14 77.8%
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Hi,
I am looking at getting a 7200.12 seagate, but I been hearing Black or F3 are just as good if not better. So I was wanting to see which would be the best to get. Want to get the best bang for my buck in Raid 0 with 4 HDs. thank you for your help
 

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WD Caviar Black 1TB for sure, I've had tons of WD drives over the years and not had a single failure. Now I can't say the same about Seagate & Samsung

The Samsung may be slightly faster, but with RAID 0 your data is more at risk (4x, as there are 4x as many drives that can die). I would stay away from RAID 0, especially with 4 drives. I would suggest RAID5, it will give you the capacity of 3 drives (so, in this case, 3 TB), but will have redundancy so if 1 drive fails you don't loose any data
 

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well I was looing at getting 4 7200.12 320gigs because I have a 7200.10 320gig, and its alittle bit to small and I think 4t would way to much. but also I have to watch my price on HD. I am putting my OS on a SSD. also should i use the windows 7 raid controllers or should i look for something else?
 

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Anyone else want to vote. and should i use the windows 7 raid controllers or should i look for something else? this will be my first Raid set up.
 

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Ok which of this will give me the most speed and performance? Here(compare)?

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB
 

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OK wasnt sure with the 750 saying something about High Performance Electronics Architecture Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance, but wasnt sure if the 640 had the same thing or not. I really havent worked about HD speed or performance other then it worked when plugged in until this system I am ordering.
Thanks you.
 

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OK wasnt sure with the 750 saying something about High Performance Electronics Architecture Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance, but wasnt sure if the 640 had the same thing or not. I really havent worked about HD speed or performance other then it worked when plugged in until this system I am ordering.
Thanks you.
All the new wd blacks have this dual processor thing including the 640. It is a great drive.
 

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OK wasnt sure with the 750 saying something about High Performance Electronics Architecture Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance, but wasnt sure if the 640 had the same thing or not. I really havent worked about HD speed or performance other then it worked when plugged in until this system I am ordering.
Thanks you.

the 640 AAKS (Blue) doesn't, but the AALS (Black) does.
 

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As an owner of a Seagate 7200.12 drive, I would highly recommend it due to its single platter configuration. In RAID 0 that should further increase the performance of a very fast drive. WD Blacks are OK, but they've been around for a while. Why not try something new?
 
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