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Old September 12, 2009, 07:55 PM
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Default 7200 vs 10,000

Whats really in it ?
I can get a 1tb for 50 or a 150gb for 120 what should i get ?
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Old September 12, 2009, 08:25 PM
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what are you gonna use your harddrive for? games?

if you got a lot to blow go for the 1k drive.

as for me i would probably get a decent 7200rpm drive like a WD black and get some good timing/mhz rams. or use that extra money to get a higher clocked quad.

thats my opinion
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Old September 12, 2009, 08:49 PM
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I have a 150Gb raptor drive and I can attest to it being stupid fast. But you have to ask yourself if you want more storage over speed.
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Old September 12, 2009, 09:16 PM
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I really can't recommend a 10K drive anymore. The 320GB/500GB plattered drives are extremely fast and for most tasks. You'd be much better off if you were to buy a small SSD for a boot drive then use a 1TB WD Black for games/storage.
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Old September 12, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Im going to use it for gaming.
So i should just go with a good 1tb one @7200 ?
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Old September 12, 2009, 09:28 PM
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If you're going for a 7200rpm, get a Western Digital Caviar Black drive. The model number for the 1TB version is WD1001FALS. That's the best performing 1TB drive out there.

Obviously, 10000rpm drives offer very low capacity per dollar spent however most people misunderstand their strength. 10000rpm drives offer vastly superior access times (6-8ms versus 12-15ms) and greater I/O per second capability.

SSDs of course offer in TIMES more I/O per second and 0.1ms access times but their capacity per dollar is an extremely bad ratio right now.
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If it were me i'd stick with the 7200 hdd as if i were to go 10k i would make the larger leap to ssd
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Get 2 of them in RAID. Or an SSD.
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If you're going for a 7200rpm, get a Western Digital Caviar Black drive. The model number for the 1TB version is WD1001FALS. That's the best performing 1TB drive out there.

Obviously, 10000rpm drives offer very low capacity per dollar spent however most people misunderstand their strength. 10000rpm drives offer vastly superior access times (6-8ms versus 12-15ms) and greater I/O per second capability.

SSDs of course offer in TIMES more I/O per second and 0.1ms access times but their capacity per dollar is an extremely bad ratio right now.
Western Digital WD1001FALS 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM Caviar Black - Ebuyer
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Old September 12, 2009, 10:21 PM
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Caviar Black or SSD. I wouldn't bother getting a 10k drive anymore, SSD's have come down enough in price to justify it in comparison to a 10k drive. Black's are very fast for 7200rpm though!
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