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I would go with the Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs
It has a faster interface but you probably will not see any difference because of that. The main reason I would get it is the 64 MB of cache. Strangely this newer design with the larger cache costs less than the older design. A half a dozen of these and you will have a super disk subsystem for Premiere.
Preferred even over the Spinpoint F3's? I may use them in a Raid 0 or maybe just as 5 seperate drives.I have a WD Velociraptor 300gb drive for the OS
Sorry, butI have no experience with either brand in that size. I do know that Harm generally preferes the F3.
The Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs have been far more reliable than the WD or Seagate
drives have been over the last year and a half. The first 6 months failure rate was sky rocketing during that time for both companies. The average read and write speed on these newer WD drives are around 110MB/s to 114MB/s which is about as good as you are going to get without going raptors or SSD. I would recommend these.
I am using samsung F3 in my Raid setup and have never had any issues, they are good priced and have very good performance.