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What is a cheap but fast HDD with 1 TB storage space? I'm looking for a pure budget drive here, but one that isn't too slow either.

Any suggestions?
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Westren Digital Greens are great for storage, are made for it specifically. They aren't very fast but are really cheap space.

Or you could go Blue, which is in between the Green and Black in performance. Both come with a 5 year warranty if I'm not mistaken.
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post #3 of 19
Seagate Barracuda or WD Caviar Blue if you want speed, if 5400rpm is sufficient then go with a WD Caviar Green. Seagate's Barracuda Green is 5900rpm, so it's kind of a balance of "greenness", cost (on Newegg, Caviar Green is $50, Caviar Blue is $60, and Barracuda Green is $55), and performance. Hitachi's Deskstar is in the price range of the lower-end 7200rpm Barracudas and Caviar Blues, however from benchmarks I've seen it's a much slower drive.
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post #4 of 19
Depends on what you consider "cheap", but I'd recommend:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

or for a little more:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

I prefer the WD's, but wouldn't hesitate on the F3.

Just my 2c worth, hope it helps,

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Good+fast+1TB == Samsung Spinpoint F3

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I would have to say 2 F3's 1 terabytes in raid 0 for under a $100 shipped.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rifdhan View Post
What is a cheap but fast HDD with 1 TB storage space? I'm looking for a pure budget drive here, but one that isn't too slow either.

Any suggestions?
F3 1TB or WD Black 1TB

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheezo View Post
Westren Digital Greens are great for storage, are made for it specifically. They aren't very fast but are really cheap space.

Or you could go Blue, which is in between the Green and Black in performance. Both come with a 5 year warranty if I'm not mistaken.
No, neither of those do.

Green - 3 years
Blue - 3 years
Black - 5 years
     
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I've been using WD Blue 640GB's for quite some time and I'm pleased with them.
    
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Samsung F3 all the way
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Thread Starter 
Ok, for the same price, which is better:

Seagate Barracuda (ST31000524AS) 7200.12 SATA3 6.0Gb/s 1000GB (1TB) 32MB Cache (OEM)

|or|

Western Digital Caviar Black (WD5002AALX) 500GB SATA3 7200RPM 32M Cache (OEM)

They are both the same specifications, but the WD is 500 GB while the Seagate is 1 TB. From what I've heard, the Caviar Black is better performance?

Both are $50. Are either worth it and which one's better? Also, my motherboard only supports SATA 3 GB/s, and both of teh above are SATA 6 GB/s. This will be slowed down on my system, but still work, right?
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