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since ewiz is havin a 15% off i was juss wondering what you guys think about what i'm planning to do.

i was looking at the f3 1tb's going for almost 65.99 shipped per drive w/ tax added on

also looking at 80gb SSD for ~180 shipped from a seller

so my question to you guys. should i pick up both or just go with one.

i already have wd74gb's in raid 0 but i'm getting rid of them soon.

i was also thinking about 2tb hdd's but those are like ~100 shipped for the WDEADS. i haven't looked at hitachi's yet so i don't know about those or even if samsung has 2tb hdd's goin around.

any suggestions on how i can increase storage and get a little performance increase could help.

i do a lot of encoding and file transfering on a day to day basis. thanks everyone
 
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just buy the hdd, never buy a cheap ssd because the random writes will be crAP AND EVEN SLOWER THAN THE HDD sorry about the caps i hit caps lock by mistake and didn't feel like writing it again even though i wrought all of this and it took longher than just rewriting what i said previously.Anyways. Just get the hdd or get the hdd and a non-cheap ssd.
 

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What kind of SSD is it ?
 
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any suggestions on how i can increase storage and get a little performance increase could help.

i do a lot of encoding and file transfering on a day to day basis. thanks everyone
I would recommend getting 2x 1Tb WD blacks and RAID 0 them ONLY if you have other drives or means to backup important data to. This will give both a nice amount of storage and a nice performance boost.
 
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just buy the hdd, never buy a cheap ssd because the random writes will be crAP AND EVEN SLOWER THAN THE HDD sorry about the caps i hit caps lock by mistake and didn't feel like writing it again even though i wrought all of this and it took longher than just rewriting what i said previously.Anyways. Just get the hdd or get the hdd and a non-cheap ssd.
i mean i want to cause i'm already trading a motherboard and 50 bucks for F1's but i'm still debating.

or i can just go ewiz hit up my sister for her CC and get those f3's and drool all over it.

its hard to find the new TLER enabled WDEARS modeled drives from WD for those 2tb

What kind of SSD is it ?
for SSD i really don't have a budget but ~150 to spend so i could easily pick up a 64gb or if i'm really lucky enuff a 128gb from crucial.

I would recommend getting 2x 1Tb WD blacks and RAID 0 them ONLY if you have other drives or means to backup important data to. This will give both a nice amount of storage and a nice performance boost.
yeah i have another 1.5tb WD caviar G and a 1tb Hitachi filled with data.

Raid 0 or you mean Raid 5? i'm still not sure about how Raid 1+0 or however that goes :/
 

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What kind of SSD is it ?
Well he paying $180 and even if it's worth that much be better of buying a new one as some offer 3-5 warranty for a little more.
 
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yeah retail is fun but its a bust for my pocket as a college student and not working.

Kingston 128GB SSD SNV425-S2($200)
Crucial 128GB SSD CT128M225 ($300)
Patriot 128GB SSD PS128GS25SSDR ($200)
 
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for SSD i really don't have a budget but ~150 to spend so i could easily pick up a 64gb or if i'm really lucky enuff a 128gb from crucial.
Ah I got mine for cheap and I swear I will never use a regular HDD again for OS use again.

Well he paying $180 and even if it's worth that much be better of buying a new one as some offer 3-5 warranty for a little more.
Yeah I don't think I'd get a used one since of that wear levelling thing that happens to SSD's. I'd get one with a big warranty.
 
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F3`s are great. Don`t know about ssd`s but using a fast drive for OS is a good idea.
 

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ended up going with the kingston 128gb for 200 dollars. is that ok?
 
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ended up going with the kingston 128gb for 200 dollars. is that ok?
Sounds like a good buy. Even the slowest SSD's are pretty damn fast and that isn't a slow one.