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post #1 of 8
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I'm been virtually pushed into the Frapsing realm
I need a 1TB+ hard drive just for fraps footage (2GB/m? half size). In translation, I need a speedy drive. Priority in write over read.
Almost bought a 1TB Caviar Blue on newegg today, did a little researching and learned that WD Caviars aren't the rage these days
I need an update!


Summarizing this up..
Looking for a 1+TB hard drive that has high performance in write speed. Budget <$100. I do not care for power consumption or heat.
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post #2 of 8
Samsung F3 1TB. I think they have a 2TB model.
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post #3 of 8
F3 1TB
This is pretty much what everyone will recommend
post #4 of 8
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What is the difference between F2, F3, and F4?

7200RPM models are F4, F3, and F3R.
Edited by Buska103 - 6/7/11 at 12:44pm
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f3 1tb or possibly a 2tb f4 would pull it off pic below of samsung f4 2tb
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post #6 of 8
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My 1tb F3 is coming in the mail today. What allocation size should I select when I format it?

This drive will be used as a "write" drive, containing 3.9GB FRAPS (maximum FRAPS file size) files.
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post #7 of 8
Don't you hate the Fraps file sizes? I know you didn't ask, but you might want to give Bandicam a shot.

I personally use a Raid 0 setup of 2 WD Re4 for my recording of video and music.
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post #8 of 8
I just use VirtualDub to stitch them all together again.

Right now I'm using a WD20EARS for recording FRAPS footage.
     
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