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I was looking at this Hitachi http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145475 it seems kind of low RPM though. How will this effect my loading times? I am really only looking to use it for storing games and maybe music and videos. If that drive will be too slow though this would be my second choice http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185.
    
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Yeah, way to slow for games, storage only for the Hitachi....


Go with the Samsung
     
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Okay thanks +rep
    
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Some games run fine off 5400RPM drives. Best bet to find out whether your games will run fine is to check laptop gaming forums. If people with laptops complain of lag in a specific game, or super long loadtimes, then odds are 5400RPM isn't the answer.

For games, the F3 1TB is the safer bet. For videos and music, the Hitachi drive would be fine.
     
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