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Old September 11, 2009, 09:41 PM
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Hello, here for some help. In another thread, someone posted the 'what to tell' when asking for help here, let me answer as much as possible.

intended use for the HDD
-Storage (1tb size unless 2x 500 gigs are really a better option, I already have 1 160gb and 1 500gb almost full)
-if it IS a faster hdd than what I have currently (I think both are 7200rpm...) I will use a partition of it for my OS (windows 7). If it is the standard 7200rpm, it will be storage...


green" technology that spins down the HDD
-it will be in a gaming rig, and I choose performance > saving electricity (sorry, but I do. a couple bucks a month for better performance is worth it for me. I will go recycle a couple bottles, or something to make up for it :D)

dual processor
-Yes, running an Intel Xeon 3110 dual core on a P5Q3 Deluxe MOBO with 4 gigs of pc 1333 ddr3 ram.


Recommendationsfor a SOLID reputation drive, easy on the wallet, and performance oriented? I know easy on the wallet and performance don't belong in the same sentence, but if you could give me an idea of both camps, and maybe something that is in the middle of it all, it would be appreciated.

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Old September 11, 2009, 09:51 PM
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A Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb HDD should do it for you.
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Samsung F1 1TB or Western Digital Black. Green drives are terrible, they randomly speed up or slow down and cause lock-ups.
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Old September 11, 2009, 10:01 PM
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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB - WD1001FALS - Price Compare

Buy Western Digital [WD1001FALS] Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - $95

Western Digital 1TB Black Edition 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc HDD would be my recommendation, I have one, and I love. It's fast as hell, and easy on the wallet as well!!!

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Old September 11, 2009, 11:01 PM
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Another vote on the WD Cav black 1TB!!!!!!!
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Samsung F1 1TB or Western Digital Black. Green drives are terrible, they randomly speed up or slow down and cause lock-ups.
I think you get a defective one cause after using many myself and one mate computer I never add this issue even when letting windows sleep or thing like that.

+1 for Caviar Black for the win!
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Old September 12, 2009, 07:41 AM
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SOLD, WD Caviar Black 1tb it is!

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Old September 12, 2009, 08:34 AM
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Get two 1TB blacks. One for normal use and one for backup. Filling up a 1TB drive only to have it fail(happens even to the best of drives) or your filesystem get screwed up would be extremely lame.
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Hmm... well, to do that I would have to put them in raid? Is that what raid 0 is? :|

That doubles my budget tbh.
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You do not have to RAID them, there is software that will clone HDDs and in the future just make any changes that happen to the first drive happen to the backup on the second one as well. Generally that software costs money though. :/
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