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Hard Drive - RAID 0 or SATA3 ?

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November 20, 2010 2:09:26 AM

Hey all just a short one. I am building a new i7 and i am wanting to get the speediest HDD (not ssd)

I am wondering whether to get a caviar black 1tb or 2* 500gb WD greens.

Cheers! :hello: 

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 2:27:28 AM

Spintpoint F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 69.99

Spinpoints are like all we recommend. there are also 500 gig versions
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November 20, 2010 2:35:24 AM

i am australian and i shop at umart.com.au, theres only spinpoint 1tb f3 SATAII with half the cache.. ide rather go caviar.. which would go faster, sata 3 or raid 0 sataII?
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 2:38:48 AM

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.

Review: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2009/10/06/sam...
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 2:46:19 AM

hmm, I was thinking he meant "should I buy a sata 3 drive, or two sata 2...." odd questions but...
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November 20, 2010 2:58:22 AM

Atotalnoob said:
hmm, I was thinking he meant "should I buy a sata 3 drive, or two sata 2...." odd questions but...



Total noob is right, im wondering whether sata3 has faster read/write speed than 2 sata 2's
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 3:03:32 AM

alot of SATA 3 drives clock slower then SATA 2, I think it is a thing were you just need to wait....
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 3:16:55 AM

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.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 3:22:56 AM

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....

I feel like an idiot.. =p
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 4:11:22 AM

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.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 4:56:22 AM

Well WD Velcioraptor is good... But it's not worth the cost straightup... I have one I regret it, as it's not THAT much faster than RAID F3's even though RAID F3's are cheaper.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 5:20:14 AM

But it's faster and that's what he's looking for. Just think of the performance booster if he put a couple of those in raid 0. That would be pretty fast. Then he can get your spinpoint for storage.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 5:37:28 AM

A single 150gb is 150$... That is 2 Samsung F3's right there. Or 1 SSD and an F3. Meaning one A-Data S599 64gb (100$ on newegg) + a 50$ 500gb F3.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 5:54:37 AM

I'm with azn, 10k RPM drives aren't worth it.
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November 20, 2010 10:57:22 AM

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*
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November 20, 2010 10:58:24 AM

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?
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November 20, 2010 12:12:49 PM

Best answer selected by intel1502.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2010 4:09:07 PM

The brand is your choice, I'd get, personally the one with the best warranty, if they have the same, I'd go for clockrate, then price.
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