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Hard Drive to Support SSD Boot Drive

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February 9, 2011 4:46:31 PM

Hi Everyone,

I've just ordered all of my parts to build myself a new computer utilizing a 60GB SSD as my boot drive. I already have a couple of hard drives for music/photos/video storage and a backup but I think I want to get another fresh one to use a place to install bulky programs and my user files.

I was looking at a Spinpoint F3 because a 1TB is only like $65 but then I was wondering if I shouldn't get a WD Caviar Black because it can take advantage of 6.0GB which my motherboard supports. Is it worth the extra $20 for that?

Thanks in advance.
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February 9, 2011 5:08:04 PM

No mechanical hard drive today can use more than the 3.0Gb/s bandwidth of SATA II. 6.0Gb/s is marketing for those drives pretty much.
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February 9, 2011 5:20:58 PM

gtvr said:
No mechanical hard drive today can use more than the 3.0Gb/s bandwidth of SATA II. 6.0Gb/s is marketing for those drives pretty much.


Okay, thanks for the reply. It sounds like I'll just go with the Spinpoint, they seem to be highly recommended for price/performance.
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