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Discussion in 'Storage' started by TheMailMan78, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    I'm looking at getting a better HD for my system. Currently I have a 7200rpm HD with an 8meg cache. I only get 5.3 in the Vista rating. I need more speed and storage. SSD is to expensive right now also. This system is primarily used for games and image editing.

    Any recommendations are welcome.
     
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    I have heard the WD Black range offer superb performance at a good price and come with 32mb cache @ 7,200 rpm.
     
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    Samsung Spinpoint F1 with 32 meg cache 7200 rpm or a WD Velociraptor 16 meg cache 10000 rpm would be good choices ... but there a lot of good HDD´s out there

    The Spinpoints F1 and the Velociraptors are almost equel in performance
    (I have both in RAID 0) and they are fast
     
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    I just bought a pair of 1TB seagate 7200.11 drives (32 MB cache) for my work computer for about $80 each.
    You can probably get a better price if you shop around.
    BTW, I would not worry to much about the "Vista" rating.
     
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    +1 for seagate 250gb 7200.10 revision 3.AAC, make a 50gb partition on the begining of the drive and youll get 100mb/sec across the whole thing yay thats what i do, its pretty awesome
     
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    thanks for the links!....
     

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