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December 6, 2011 4:07:55 AM

I'm in the process of working on a new build and this is what is in my old system.

To me price does not matter.

Internal: Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB
Internal: Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB
Internal: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB

External: Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 ( I plan to keep for traveling)

I would like to get a new SSD, and these are my choices: The first one listed is what I would like to get and I only would like to buy one so please comment.

OCZ Vertex 3 Series – MAX IOPS Edition 120GB
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120 GB
Samsung 830 SSD 128 GB
Crucial M4 128GB
Kingston HyperX 128GB
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB

Now in regards to my old hard drives should I keep any of them or sell them all and buy a new internal HDD with a 7200 & 64MB with 2 or 3 TB?

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December 6, 2011 4:54:35 AM

well if cash is of not a concern, then sell them all and get new ones (though, the mechanical drives pricing is quite steep nowadays)

About the ssd, get the crucial m4...
December 6, 2011 8:13:07 AM

Can you recommend regualr HDD drive?

Also I noticed they have better rappers out there should I upgrade to those? or just stick with the standard 7200PRM and 64MB?
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December 6, 2011 8:35:22 AM

Yeah I agree get the Crucial M4. I have two in different systems and they work well. You should make sure the firmware is up to date though. Very important.

Keep the Raptors if you video edit. They make a good HD editing scratch drive especially in RAID 0. If you aren't pushing the capacity on your 750 then stick with it. If it is just a data drive then it is good enough especially with the current HDD price bubble.
December 6, 2011 9:12:11 AM

well, the spinpoint f3 is getting good reputation lately, if you want ordinary 7200rpm harddrive (instead of your racecar harddrive ;)  )

But if you have no need for bigger harddrive, just keep your old ones.