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January 31, 2011 6:17:37 PM

Hi i am basicly building a new computer. I am going to be running 15 2500k with p8p67 pro asus motherboard with 6gb kingston ddr3 ram 1333mhz (kingston value ram) i bought 2 60gb ssd and will be running raid 0 but i need another hard drive (preferably 500gb under) and want my computer to be able to boot really quickly. I was wondering which hdd is best for about 70$ under? thanks!

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January 31, 2011 6:25:23 PM

You have two SSDs and you need something for a boot drive? Alrighty... Samsung Spinpoint F3 for a 1TB will be under $70 and the F4 for 2TB will be just over $70, but seriously consider using the SSDs as the boot drive and the spindle drive for storage / apps.

Also, if you haven't seen today's article regarding SB check it out... => http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sandy-bridge-sata-erro...
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January 31, 2011 6:29:53 PM

sadams04 said:
You have two SSDs and you need something for a boot drive? Alrighty... Samsung Spinpoint F3 for a 1TB will be under $70 and the F4 for 2TB will be just over $70, but seriously consider using the SSDs as the boot drive and the spindle drive for storage / apps.

Also, if you haven't seen today's article regarding SB check it out... => http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sandy-bridge-sata-erro...

my bad lol i made a mistake ) : so what is a good hard drive for storage/apps?
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January 31, 2011 6:32:08 PM

Same ones. Samsung...
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January 31, 2011 6:43:37 PM

The WD drive would work fine as well, just not be as fast.
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January 31, 2011 6:45:10 PM

sadams04 said:
The WD drive would work fine as well, just not be as fast.

ahh then i might get the samsung. Do you know any details about the sandy bridge problems? because i have a buyer trying to buy my cpu+motherboard today and i was going to pick up my new sandybridge + mobo today... should i cancel? or what. please help! ) :
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January 31, 2011 6:49:03 PM

WAIT!! It is worth your time to read the articles on the main page of Tom's (or the link I posted earlier) to be familar with the issue. IMHO stay away from SB until Intel lets everyone know what they are going to do with the hardware people have already purchased, or until the new chipsets are shipped on updated motherboards in March / April (??).
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