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Transfer System Drive To Wd Caviar Black 1tb


I currently have a samsung spinpoint t166 hd501lj 500gb hard drive as my main drive, and it only has about 50gb free so i bought a wd caviar black 1tb. I originally intended this drive to be a storage drive, but i've read some articles recently that make me question transferring everything from the sammy to the wd and using it as the system drive. Apparently the wd comes with a free version of acronis to do the transfer, so it should be pretty simple. Any thoughts/opinions on this? Will i notice quite a speed difference?

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While

Newegg has this one (ser # wd1001fals) for $109. I can't see any difference. Am i missing something?

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4gb ddr2 800mhz
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Gtx260


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Im planning on using the drive for games/***/music/movies. Wd1001fals - $105
http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16822136284
http://www.Westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?Driveid=488

Wd1002fbys - $160
(Re3)
http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16822136313
http://www.Westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?Driveid=503

On a side note, i have my downloading application on the c: drive, and i save the files to my f: drive which is currently just a data storage drive. Does it make sense to move the downloading application over to the drive that it is saving files on? Any advantages/disadvantages here?

Second side note, i just rma'd one of my 500gb seagate drives and holy *** *** they have the worst warranty service that i have ever dealt with. Ridiculous packaging requirements. They essentially make you pay $20 to receive a replacement drive with all the necessary shipping components for you to send your drive back with. If you don't pay the $20, you are kinda sol. I am hoping my 5inches of bubble wrap and motherboard static bag will suffice. Check this *** out:
http://www.Seagate.com/www/en-us/support/warranty_&_returns_assistance/packing_&_shipping_instructions/
Or
http://www.Seagate.com/support/service/pdf/pack.pdf


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