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Old September 20, 2011, 12:06 PM
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I just want a hard drive to install my games and VMs...
Sata 6gb, 500gb or more in the 50$ range
Long gone are the days when you only had 2 options... Seagate or WD.

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Old September 20, 2011, 12:16 PM
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For WD, you got Black for performance, Green for storage/energy efficiency, Blue for a compromise in between both.
For Seagate, I think you only have regular and green (for energy efficient at the cost of speed).

500gb 7200.12 39.99
750gb Caviar Black 59.99
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Old September 20, 2011, 12:58 PM
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I just want a hard drive to install my games and VMs...
Sata 6gb, 500gb or more in the 50$ range
Long gone are the days when you only had 2 options... Seagate or WD.
In reality there is only two choices for drives; WD and Seagate as I won't trust anything else.

For WD you have Green, Blue, and Black and Seagate has two diff ones.
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Old September 20, 2011, 01:37 PM
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He is right. WD Black are great for performance.
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For WD, you got Black for performance, Green for storage/energy efficiency, Blue for a compromise in between both.
For Seagate, I think you only have regular and green (for energy efficient at the cost of speed).
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In reality there is only two choices for drives; WD and Seagate as I won't trust anything else.

For WD you have Green, Blue, and Black and Seagate has two diff ones.
And i wouldn't trust anything but hitachi lol
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And i wouldn't trust anything but hitachi lol
But only the Salmon Orange models!! ;D
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Old September 20, 2011, 03:53 PM
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For WD, you got Black for performance, Green for storage/energy efficiency, Blue for a compromise in between both.
For Seagate, I think you only have regular and green (for energy efficient at the cost of speed).
That's basically the info I was looking for.
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Old September 20, 2011, 06:34 PM
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Agree with the breakdown on the models listed above. Most people really like WD Black. Personally I have and have used in a few other builds seagate 7200.12 500GB and one 7200.12 1TB and have had zero problems, nothing but good things to say, and saved a few bucks (they are usually quite a bit cheaper than WD Black).

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I have a 7200.12 500GB for a games drive and it hasn't given me any issues at all, so i recommend it.
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I just ordered
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive
NCIX.com - Buy Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM - Seagate - ST31000524AS - in Canada
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