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Seagate Barracuda 2TB STBD2000101 or WD Caviar Black 1TB WDBAAZ0010HN

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January 21, 2013 8:50:38 PM

Hi guys, I am planning to set up Raid 0 and was wondering between the two: Seagate Barracuda 2TB STBD2000101 or WD Caviar Black 1TB WDBAAZ0010HNC

I just want something that's reliable and fast.

I can't find any professional reviews on the Seagate.

Usage: Photo/Video Editing

Motherboard: TBD Z77 chipset/LG1155
CPU: i7-3770k


Seagate Barracuda 2TB STBD2000101:
Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity: 2TB
RPM: 7200 RPM
Cache: 64MB
Price: $60

WD Caviar Black 1TB WDBAAZ0010HNC
Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity: 1TB
RPM: 7200 RPM
Cache: 32MB Cache
Price: $54


Thanks!!!
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January 21, 2013 9:12:25 PM

Unless Seagate has shorter warrantiy, I would go with it - being 11% more expansive, provides for twice the capacity, cache and interface speed.
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January 21, 2013 9:26:11 PM

Why are you doing RAID 0? Be sure to back up your drives, because if crap hits the fan, you are SOL in recovering your data.
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January 21, 2013 9:28:39 PM

So this is my HD set up

Internal
HDD0: SSD Kingston Hyper X 120 GB (OS, Program files)
HDD1: Hard Disk 1 for Raid 0
HDD2: Hard Disk 2 for Raid 0
HDD3: 3TB Western Digital Green for Backups

External
External HDD: 3TB Western Digital for Backups

Thanks!
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January 22, 2013 3:35:19 AM

Aaaargh!!!! Went to best Buy to get the Barracuda's hopefully to get them at the price I mentioned, but the store was no longer accepting the $50 off $100 purchase coupons.

Well I did walk away with the Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x 4GB) DDR3 1600 for $45 and will keep the WD's 1TB each which i got for $53 each retail box.

It's ok, I may have missed out on the 2TB Raid 0 config for $120, but by the time I fill these 1TB up with photos, I'll just snag a pair of 3TB beasties by then.

Not sure if you guys knew about this but:
Best Buy Mastercard $50 off $100 deal (expired)
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