I've been trying to research and decide which is the better HDD to use for my fresh install of Windows 7 OS. I will use a single drive to store the OS and another drive to store applications and other storage items. My goal is to speed up my disk performance without actually creating a RAID.
So far I've been looking at either the Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB or the Samsung F3 500GB as my OS drive.
I read that many people believe access time the most important aspect of a dedicated OS drive? The WD Black definitely has a faster access speed, but I know that alone isn't always the holy grail for OS drives.