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July 1, 2010 11:46:49 PM

I need a 1tb hard drive and newegg is having a sail 10% of all. SO i need to know which of these three are the best? Is the sata iii and 64mb cache worth it?
The drives are
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 2, 2010 12:18:52 AM

anyone have any opinions?
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July 2, 2010 12:57:18 AM

is there any major performancegain from sata 2 to sata 3
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July 2, 2010 1:46:20 AM

well im about to buy the sata iii one to go with my 890fx board
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a c 99 G Storage
July 2, 2010 2:40:02 AM

Don't bother with SATA III.

It's really meant for SSD, because SSD come close to reaching the bandwidth of SATA II.

No hard disk drive will saturate the bandwidth of SATA II. My 2 x 500GB Seagate 7200.11 drives in RAID 0 only benchmark at a peak of 150MBps, half of the SATA II rating of 3.0Gbps (and they are in RAID 0, so it actually 1/4).

Leads me to believe that consumers will be disappointed in SATA III hard drives. But they may be faster than SATA II. But they rate them at the maximun thoughput, not real world use.

Get the Samsung Spinpoint F3, others rave about them.
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July 2, 2010 4:26:25 AM

+1 for the Spinpoint f3.
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October 12, 2010 6:16:17 PM

Best answer selected by daniel123244.
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