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Old September 1, 2011, 12:22 AM
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500GB WD Caviar Black + 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green.

I'm not going to use SDD or RAID setups.
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Old September 1, 2011, 12:32 AM
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I don't see why not, what exactly do you want to do with them?
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Old September 1, 2011, 01:05 AM
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have a look at the western digital greens. personally,i find them more reliable. personally :)
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Old September 1, 2011, 01:11 AM
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@supaflyx3
Just have 2tb for storing media,files, other content and have 500gb caviar black for gaming,os,app development.

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I have read some reviews stating barracuda greens are better in terms of performance,if wd greens are better i would go for that.
In terms of life which is better ?
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Old September 1, 2011, 01:30 AM
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Instead of 500gb caviar black can i go hybrid drives of smaller hdd space? Which would you recommend ? 160-250gb will be fine.
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you could go for a momentus XT from seagate that has 4GB of NAND.
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Old September 1, 2011, 01:35 AM
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yea, seems to be costly. How about between 50-60$ :)
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Old September 1, 2011, 02:17 AM
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well,as far as mechanical drives, i would go for your choice, or the sammy f3,perhaps.

what i like about wd drives,is that on average you get a heads up before it becomes the undead.

and as for the baracuda xt's performance, havent looked it up in a bit but green drive vs green drive i don't

see a huge difference. storage means just that. no need to have minimal access times and the like.

large file copy and such,yes.
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Old September 4, 2011, 12:30 PM
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I think Samsung is a way better choice than WD Greens, imho.

For OS drive, just go with what's cheap, imho...but WD Blacks have the 5-yr warranty but I don't like WD's QC at all.

I'd go with the Samsung again or even Hitachi.
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Old September 5, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Sounds about good. As far as quality, I have had different luck with all the makers, seems like variations between batches can be greater than variations between the manufacturers. :)
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