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SSD And a Caviar Drive

Postby INeedAFnSuffix » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:14 pm

So i've seen the Kingston HyperX 3k 120GB SSD and i think i want them as my boot drive as such but then i ran into another problem while deciding what i want for this year's build
- Caviar Blue OR Black? I'm going for the 1TB ones as i already have a storage server in the hall
I know caviar black will definitely boost loading speeds dramatically compared to the Green or probably blue but they cost extra of course, is it worth it?
I am thinking a caviar blue will save me 23 bucks but as i'm throwing all my games into it (Can't afford to squeeze them into the SSD as well having to *ahem* "makes changes to" some stuff frequently inside so reliability is at question with such duty)
Maybe pairing up the fastest 7.2krpm harddisk with a decently low-price fast (well, it's pretty fast) SSD might make me happier?
I don't know, maybe someone who has decided on such a build would advise me (And yeah, all of the mobo's SATA is 6GBPS so you probably can tell what platform i am planning and it isn't anything high-end absolutely)
To me 28$ is pretty tempting ... especially if i'm such a big KHX fan, i have always used them in the past ... but my RAM can't be KHX for a couple of reasons, the voltage on the KHX is tested at 1333MHz and the 1866MHz spec is not tested so i'll have to go with G.Skill for RAM
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Re: SSD And a Caviar Drive

Postby KnightRid » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:41 am

In my personal experience I have not noticed any difference in loading times between black, green, blue, red etc unless you time it with a program or it is something REAL huge.

I would save the money and go with a cooler running green or blue drive and be done with it. Heck I have a green 1tb drive as my boot drive and all of my programs load just fine. I even edit HD video on it and I notice no difference between it and the black drives I have (or any other 7200rpm drive).
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Re: SSD And a Caviar Drive

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:36 am

not sure i'd go green, but black or blue should do the job for you. Also keep in mind the warranty differences and the lower prices partly because the reduced warranties.

WD 1TB Black has a 5 year warranty for $104.99
WD 1TB Blue has a 2 year warranty and lower performance for $84.99
WD 1TB Green has a 2 year warranty and even lower performance for $79.99
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Re: SSD And a Caviar Drive

Postby INeedAFnSuffix » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:18 am

Certainly not going to go green because it costs the same for me as a blue drive and runs at "5400RPM" but i guess longer warranty justifies paying extra
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Re: SSD And a Caviar Drive

Postby skier » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:12 am

the main reason for green drives is in lower-power solutions, like a backup drive or file server where you need the space but read/write is not a concern yet you want to keep power usage down (since a file server would be on 24/7)
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