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Most important factor in a HDD?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Kantastic, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Kantastic

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    What is the most important thing in a hard drive?

    Burst rate? Access times? Transfer rate?

    This is mainly for loading apps and loading maps in games.
     
  2. BazookaJoe

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    Transfer Rate, then Access time.

    One could argue that Access time is the most important but it means nothing being able to seek fast, if you cant transfer at any reasonable speed once you have found what you want.

    If I was to recommend a drive in the general public sector I'd say the Seagate SATA 7200.12 1TB drives.

    I have a few and they sustain over 128MB/s in testing and real world applications.

    [​IMG]

    There ARE faster more expensive drives, but I prefer these as a general alternative, a reasonable blend of price & performance.
     
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    Access times and thats done best by higher spindle speed.
     
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    Size/price. Raptors are great for loading maps tho`
     
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    access times
     

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