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upcoast604 May 7, 2009 09:40 AM

Looking for new HDD.
I was looking at a wd6401aals and was wondering if anyone has anything good or bad to say about it for long term use and reliability?

486 May 7, 2009 10:47 AM

Quiet and fast

bojangles May 8, 2009 05:14 AM

^^^^ What he said. It is much quieter than my Raptor in my CM690. And much faster as well.

stoanee May 8, 2009 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by 486 (Post 191149)
Quiet and fast


upcoast604 May 8, 2009 08:09 AM

Ok, I ordered it. Next question, how should I make use of it? A) make a 100GB partition at the beginning of the 640 drive for installing windows and use the seagate 250GB drive to load games on? B) Use the seagate 250GB drive to install windows on and use the wd640GB to install games on?

dataxpert May 8, 2009 08:31 AM

make a 100 GB at the start of the 640, install the oS there ( it's the fastest drive ) partition the rest as you need, transfer your stuff from the 250, and make a small partition on the 250, at the start, 4 gb is enough, and put the swap there, the idea is when your os work he put a lot of small file on the swap, so he read and write after, if it's on the same drive it's more long. on the rest of the 250 , you can back up your important stuff time to time, or use a backup utility to do so, Win ( at least some version ) have one built in..

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