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Old 06-18-09, 08:28 AM   #13
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I will see if I can did up my benchmarks for both. If not I will run new ones and post them here. I have 4 blues in my home server(raid 5) and 2 blacks(raid 0 and 1) in my gaming rig.

Honestly thou if you want a 1 TB drive I don't know what to suggest because I don't have any. I am patiently waiting for the 3 tb models to come out so the 2 tb WD will drop to about $150.
2 and 3tb drives? holy crap
What do you have on your computer?
I have a 640gb WD cav black and a 200gb Seagate 7200.7 barracuda and that is way more than I need. I was living with just the Seagate drive for about 3 years.
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Old 06-18-09, 08:52 AM   #14
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Well server is RAID 1 so its all about redundancy. :P I really need about 4tb to have plenty of space.

I have been looking at dedicated storage for the ever growing movie collection.
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Old 06-18-09, 08:58 AM   #15
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Aha I see... A movie collection would take up some huge space. I would love to have my movies on disk but with over 1200 dvds I don't even want to take the time to start copying to a hard drive
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Old 06-18-09, 09:05 AM   #16
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Yea I have a bunch of blu ray umm backups. They are mkv's but still average 18gb each.
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Old 06-18-09, 10:53 AM   #17
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Going from a 160GB older seagate to my caviar black 1TB was one of the best system upgrades I've ever done. First HDD I've installed in a long long time that I could feel a significant performance difference after ghosting.
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Old 06-18-09, 01:25 PM   #18
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I am patiently waiting for the 3 tb models to come out so the 2 tb WD will drop to about $150.
I'm in no hurry either then.
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I like my Sammy Sungs.
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Old 07-14-09, 01:38 PM   #20
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I like my Sammy Sungs.
HD103UJ 1TB ?

These things are 10 cheaper than the WD1001FALS which I like.
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Old 07-14-09, 01:42 PM   #21
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The **** has hit the fan and I must order a HDD today

its between the WD1001FALS 1tb and the Spinpoint HD103UJ 1tb

Somebody mentioned quality issues with the Spinpoint, Would that be due to the amount sold more than the percentage of bad drives?
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I'll add another vote for the WD Black. I've been using one as my primary drive 24/7 for about six months and its turned out to be fast and reliable.
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Old 07-14-09, 03:31 PM   #23
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/limps along with 2 server grade maxtor 8mb 7.2k ATA's in RAID0...

I think I'm still getting a bit better performance than non-Raptor drives.

I think.
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So I decided to buy the black...

Then I noticed the 7 offer starts tomorrow night in the UK

I need to save my money for that.

edit, NO not tomorrow night but the moment I posted that comment ,What an idiot.
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