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Hey guys! I've been running any games I have off of my 2TB 5400RPM Hitachi 0F12117. I've been doing that solely for the reason that I want to keep my 7200RPM boot drive for programs only.

The only reason I am considering new HDD is because I've decided I wan to keep the 2TB I have for work storage because it is starting to fill up.

My question is will I see a benefit if I switch to a 7200rpm drive? Will I actually notice an increase in performance or just cooler temperatures?

I'm not a hue gamer so I think 1TB would be fine for when my collation grows. I have a $100 max shipped to Canada limit, but I really want to keep it closer to $80 so I can buy my card reader

I know everybody rants about the F3's but can I get away with this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822145304

Thanks for the help and hopefully suggestions!
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post #2 of 7
There is a reason why people rave them

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000. Read:79 Write:73

F3 Read :124.8MB/sec write: 96.7MB/sec

Need I say more :http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...5&Tpk=f3%201tb
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234 View Post
There is a reason why people rave them

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000. Read:79 Write:73

F3 Read :124.8MB/sec write: 96.7MB/sec

Need I say more :http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...5&Tpk=f3%201tb
Ughhh if only I could get them through NCIX. What about this?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822136767

$58
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post #4 of 7
Not a HDD pro, but I've heard people say that it goes like this:

Caviar Black = F3 > Caviar Blue > Caviar Green

Blues are sorta meh.
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These are most of the current HDD deals that I found:

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...0&promoid=1337 Laptop Drive
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...6&promoid=1337 Too expensive for you.
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...5&promoid=1337 Within price range.
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...1&promoid=1337 Cheap, huge, but 5400RPM.
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...2&promoid=1337 Cheap, small - could go RAID-0.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e&promoid=1337 Cheap, large, and fast - but it's a Seagate.
     
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So performance boost or not? Cooler temps or not?
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post #7 of 7
Performance boost yes. 5400RPM was made only for storage, backup, etc. and not for high performance usage (like games). My brother has a WD Green 5400RPM drive and I game on my F3 and it's a noticeable difference. Just my 2c. (BTW, in the post above yours Kramy linked to a WD Black 1TB, I would get that if you can't find a F3; the performance between those two drives are identical).
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