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April 12, 2009 7:21:30 PM

Do I am putting together a new computer and I am debating what harddrive to get. I really want a fast HDD for OS/programs to work on. I have been considering getting

OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30G 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

Fujitsu MBA3073NC 73.5GB 15000 RPM 8MB Cache SCSI Ultra320 80pin Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now, I have heard a lot of different stuff about HDDs. Some tell me that the 15k RPM isn't worth it (I am also going to purchase a bigger drive as a side). Is this true? Would it be better to go RAID with two 7200 drives? (i.e. Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Moreover, what about SSD? What happens if you force-shutdown an SSD drive? Is it screwed or are there fail-safes for this? Also, I read somewhere that their lifetime is pretty awful comparatively to a regular HDD, which would remove pretty much all incentive for me to buy it since I am not intending to swtich drives for many years to come.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :D 

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April 12, 2009 7:55:27 PM

In complete honesty I would still pick a "standard" platter based HDD over an SSD, the price vs performance ratio just isn't there I don't feel.

You can get yourself a WD Raptor 10k drive or even a Western Digital Caviar Black for a LOT less money, and I honestly, honestly don't think you would ever notice a difference.

I don't know about force shutting down an SSD sorry.
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