The Spinpoint like atotalnoob said is a really great drive for the price. But what price can you get that 1tb black? or those 2 500gb green drives?
The reason for the F3's are better is the F3's have 500gb platters while the WD drives (Black and Green) have a 320gb platter size, so you won't see a HUGE difference but it is faster. Plus the F3 is cheaper MSRP wise. Another thing, this way you don't misunderstand, the SATA 6 versions of the WD Blacks all have 500gb platters. But the price just isn't justified when the F3 is the same stats for cheaper.
Wrong... Cache hardly makes the difference, I'm just going to let you know right now SATA 3 and RAID 0 is completely difference. RAID 0 is the setting the drives are in, SATA 3 is the interface of the drive....
Ohh... Well... Haha, When you said "cache size is half, I'd rather go with the black" I thought you meant because the Cache size is bigger so it's better. I just wanted to notify you that that isn't always the case.
I feel like an idiot for saying this, but I don't even know exactly when the cache does, I am assuming it is like a "waiting area" for it to go the CPU/RAM...? or something along those lines... maybe something like the cache on CPUs, were it is used for instructions, or holding data....
Raid 0 should be faster. I haven't seen any reviews yet that actually show a data transfer rate increase for Disk drives. I still believe the Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000rpm drives will out perform all the other, (not SSD of course) disk drives.
kk ive come to what i think is a conclusion, 2* 1tB Spinpoint f3's in RAID 0, which costs only 20$ more than a single caviar black 1tB. also, on the note of 10000rpm drives, they're out of my price range - *HDD must be <150*
oo guys, just a quickie, im thinking of getting 6870 crossfire.. ive seen everyone on youtube getting ex. a asus 6870 and a sapphire 6870 ... do you have to do this because of drivers or something or can i simply get 2* HIS 6870's?