Ok I've been shopping around and slowly almost finished getting all my computer parts and I have been researching different 500gb hard drives with each their own different specifications and notice they all perform differently but have many mixed reviews from other people who used them.
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500gb Sata II 16mb Cache ST3500418AS $55
-Samsung 500GB Sata II 16 mb Cache HD502HJ $56
-Western Digital 640GB Caviar Black Sata II 32 mb Cache WD6401AALS $70 (The 640gb model costs only $4 more than the 500gb)
I want to run two identical harddrives in Raid0 for the main OS and applications while having additional 1TB harddrives for storage. All of these harddrive's are in about the same price range and I plan to purchase them by this week. Which of these make and model would be best to go for installing my OS and running in Raid0? The computer will also be used for gaming and media.
Thanks I hope someone here can help me with this as I am not the best at understanding much about harddrive performance and as well as I could make a purchase by the end of this week
This is what I have so far:
-Windows 7 Ultimate
-Asus Crosshair III Formula 790FX AM3
-AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE
-Coolermaster HAF 932 Full Tower Case
-Corsair 850TX Powersupply
Next on the list:
-Optical Drives DVD/Blu Ray
Edited by PuppetSin, 16 February 2010 - 09:49 AM.