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Old 07-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered most of the parts for my i7 build and the last component I need are Hard Drives. From some info I've been reading on the web, I think I want to do one smaller faster (15,000 or 10,000 rpm) HD for my OS and a second larger one for storing media. There are a few I was considering and would just like some advice as to what is better and if these HDs are compatible with my setup. Here are the ones I am considering:

Seagate Cheetah® 15K.5 73.4GB 16MB Cache

Fujitsu MBA3073RC 73.5GB 15000 RPM Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Or WD Raptor

This is gonna be my system's setup:
Case: Antec 902

MOBO: ASUS P6T

CPU: i7 902

PSU: Corsair 850W TX

Ram: 6GB OCZ Platinum 1600

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I am kind of leaning towards the Seagate cheetah 1500 because I can get a sweet deal on it off of a friend. The only thing I am worried about is that every review I read says it is an enterprise/server hard drive and I am not sure if it would work good for what I am planning. I appreciate all of your guys help in planning this rig.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You want neither. You want a ssd drive for ultimate speed.

something like this:
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

or larger if you can afford it. The Intel ones are nice as well.
Newegg.com - Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G1 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 10,000 and 15,000 rpm HD

Buy a SSD Drive instead.
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

You don't need a 850w power supply. This one is still way more power than you need.
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I may go with SSD, let me do a little more research, but what about these HDs, will they be compatible with my setup?
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They'd be compatible yes, but the SSD would be better and faster since there are no moving parts (like going from a Ball mouse to an Optical one)
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the p6t does not have a onboard sas controller. You would need to purchase a sas controller card to use these drives with your motherboard.

I cannot remember if the cheetah is sas or straight scsi but either way you would need a card.

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I was talking about the Raptor being compatible...

Never heard of Seagate Cheetah's so I don't recommend it (but apparently Hefe's right.. its SAS)
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Yes the raptor is sata and compatible. The other 2 would require a add on card to be used.

Sorry did not see the raptor on the list without a link. still not worth it for a raptor.

Edit: Cheetah's are generally found in high end server raid arrays and not a common workstation build hard drive.
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Alright, thanks for the info guys. I did a little research on SSDs and I think I may have to get one. Do you know how long their life expectancy would be if I install my OS and a couple of often used apps on it like a games/opens office? I would still put my medie like movies/music on a regular 7200 HD. Also the OCZ one slaymate recommended says it has a combo offer for that and a SSD converter, would I need that? Anyone else have any SSD recommendations? Thanks again for the replys.
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Yes you need some type of mounting converter to be able to mount a 2.5" drive in a standard 3.5" or 5 1/4" bay depending upon what your case has available.
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