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Simply as the title says, I'm looking to buy the fastest HDD you can. I don't care for how big it is. It just needs to have good read/write rates and all that jaz, storage size is NOT an issue.

I live in Canada so can only accept sites from people who ship to Canada. Any suggestions guys?

Thanks
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if u can save up another 20$ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820226168

if not
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820211478
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...k=samsung%20f3
or
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-284-_-Product

similar performance, both are very good and reliable drives.

Best HDD performance in that price range.
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OP said HDD not SSD.


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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...k=samsung%20f3
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-284-_-Product

similar performance, both are very good and reliable drives.

Best HDD performance in that price range.
These.
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OP said HDD not SSD.




These.
still storage and he said that space isnt an issue
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If we're talking speed only, I'd recommend the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000C, but I think the tried and true Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is a better choice. The reason is that it has a lot less DOA reports and seems to be a bit more reliable, though the Hitachi is definitely not unreliable. The Spinpoint F3 is second when it comes simply to performance, but only by around 5MB/s average and is quieter.
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Well could I reformat and install Windows 7 onto an SSD? And just add a drive later for storage when I need it.

I'm guessing that would be worlds faster then any of those hard drives. Would it get much slower near maximum capacity though? I am just curious.
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Well could I reformat and install Windows 7 onto an SSD? And just add a drive later for storage when I need it.

I'm guessing that would be worlds faster then any of those hard drives. Would it get much slower near maximum capacity though? I am just curious.
yes most people will say get something a little bit bigger but ya alot of people use an SSD as a boot drive and use HDD for their games and storage
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Samsung F3
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Well could I reformat and install Windows 7 onto an SSD? And just add a drive later for storage when I need it.

I'm guessing that would be worlds faster then any of those hard drives. Would it get much slower near maximum capacity though? I am just curious.
you could do that but the simplicity of a fast HDD is nice, and not worrying about storage space versus being installed on a small SSD.

Can't really comment on the second part though, Not sure if they would slow down or not. I don't think so since the seek and random access speed is far faster
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