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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by JrRacinFan, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. JrRacinFan

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    It's more expensive than what you had listed, but the WD Caviar Black is an amazing drive at all sizes (500GB and up). Definitely do not go with the Caviar Green, it runs at 5400RPM IIRC in order to lower power consumption (but it also drastically lowers performance)
     
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    Aslong as its 7200rpm and the capacity you want go for what ever is cheapest.

    They all come with warrantys anyway :p
     
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    @panther

    That's my thinking also. Hence why I chose the parts in the OP.

    @wiak

    LOL... I needed a good laugh this morning.

    @[Ion]

    I don't think slight performance loss would matter much to me anyways. I've been using IDE drives for quite a while.

    So an F3 or a WD Black? No comments on the proposed RAID array?
     
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    I love the F1, and the F3 is even better they say. Caviar Series are great, I have an ancient Caviar drive from the early 90s, its still functional (or it was till I modified it to be decoration lol).

    So yeah, either the F3 or a Caviar Black. Whichever you feel like.
     
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    Thanks MCRL.

    Something I forgot to mention is that it will be replacing the current drive setup. Both drives will go in the wife's rig.
     
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    Why consider the WD Green, but not the Barracuda LP for $5 less?
     
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    Link me please. I'm an avid "free ship" shopper.
     
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    I'm happy with my Caviar Blue, it runs cool, quiet, and is reasonably fast. The only reason I would opt away from your proposed RAID array is I am paranoid about striped arrays because I've lost far too many drives in the past. I have this Caviar Blue. If you do decide to go for a RAID array, I would suggest either RAID 1 (redundancy) or RAID 5 (3 drives, capacity of 2 and redundancy). However, that being said, for the price of 3 drives for RAID 5 you could pick up a pair of bigger drives for RAID1
     
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    Yeah I see that now. Think I might go with that just due to being cheaper.

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    Good point. Although I have never had a drive fail on me **knocks on wood**


    Now another quick question, I am seeing the Barracuda LP has 32MB cache. Wouldn't that overthrow everything performance wise versus a 7200rpm with less cache? Sorry for so many questions, I haven't had to hard drive shop in a LONG time.
     
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    I don't know how the cache affects performance, I know more is better. I do know that my LP drives are great performers for being only 5900RPM. And because they are 5900RPM they are quiet, consume less power, and run very cool.
     
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    I really prefer the blacks over spinpoint. Newegg ships bare drives which annoys me but i make due becasue Frys and Microcenter never seem to have the retail boxes (in store) whenever I need more!
     
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    You are buying bare drive, that is why they are cheaper, there are a few retail drives available on newegg though if you look, not a great selection though.

    There isn't really anything that comes with the retail drive that you should need, the motherboard comes with SATA cables, and the case comes with the screws...
     
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    The few bare drives I’ve received from Newegg I’ve had to RMA…I just haven’t had a good experienced with non boxed drives. It’s not really a matter of things that come with them.
     
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    Every HDD I've ever bought has been OEM style.

    Never had a problem : ]

    Guess you've just had some crappy luck lemode : [
     
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    What are you using the drive for? If it's for storage purposes I'd get a Green drive, or one that is in the 5k range for spindle speed. If you're going for performance I would look at the Samsung F3 or Seagate 7200.12 drives. Both are made using 500GB platters so they'll be faster, quieter, and mroe efficient than the WD Black or Samsung F1 drives (which use 333GB platter designs). If I were you I'd go for the F3 or 7200.12. I know I've had my eye on one of those for a while now.
     
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    Like I said, it will be replacing my current drive setup + be used for storage also. Previously mentioned, performance is not a necessity so I'm still leaning towards the Barracuda LP.
     
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    IDK if this helps Jr, but maybe you can get owners of the other drives to offer up a similar image.

    My spinpoint, pretty new with OS and a few programs....
    [​IMG]
     
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    I own a pair of Samsung Spinpoint F1 hard disks in RAID 1 and they have been working great for 3 months. Bought them off Newegg, and they came in plastic clamshell cases with mounting screws and a little leaflet, and the cases were packed in bubble wrap.

    Lemme see if I can get HD Tach real quick.
     
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    eh i'm used to it. i wish i could RMA my wife but her manufactures don't want her back...ever...
     
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    Ha PWNT! Someone should sig quote that!:roll:
     
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    Raid 1 Samsung F1 1TB:

    [​IMG]
     
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