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Does the capacity make a difference in speed?
    
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post #12 of 35
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Okay, maybe I should have mention that I want 7200rpm.
Honestly, I still think a SSD is the best bet. You should be able to find a good used/after-rebate 64GB drive for under $100, and you'll get speed, silence, and low power usage. The only downside is if you want to put a lot of videos or music on it, I guess.

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Does the capacity make a difference in speed?
Somewhat, I believe. I'm not sure how the Scorpios and such are built, but you'll have more space on the fastest parts of the platters with a bigger drive.
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Does the capacity make a difference in speed?
No, but if you start to fill it up and the hdd has to start reading data on the inside of the disk it will start to slow down. On bigger HDDs the "sweet spot" is generally larger than on small hdds. Meaning the peak performance on a 500gb may be the first 80gb and on a 160gb the peak performance will be on the first 30gb or what not.
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Does the capacity make a difference in speed?
Not really. Unless your drive is nearing full capacity, you won't notice any true difference. The Scorpio Black will probably be your best bet if you're not looking to spend more than $70 and still want a decent amount of space to store your data.

This is only a little bit more, but it's well worth the price difference.
http://www.bing.com/shopping/seagate...=EGCA2&lppc=14
    
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How about a 40GB Intel SSD!
They aren't that expensive, and are fast, tough, and big enough IMO!
I put one in my little net-book and it woke it right up
With the OS and a couple of apps installed, I have just over 20GB left for ???
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post #16 of 35
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What I mean about the price is that hard drive can't get that expensive so I don't have a budget for it not ssd.
So why not a Momentus XT then? They are $90 for 500GB + 4GB NAND.

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Does the capacity make a difference in speed?
Sorta. Higher capacity generally means greater areal density. Areal density and rotational speed are the two biggest factors in HDD performance.
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So bigger drive are generally faster? I saw poor performance on for the seagate momentus.
    
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post #18 of 35
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How about a 40GB Intel SSD!
They aren't that expensive, and are fast, tough, and big enough IMO!
I put one in my little net-book and it woke it right up
With the OS and a couple of apps installed, I have just over 20GB left for ???
I have a 40GB X-25V in my laptop and it works great. As you said, I have ~21GB left with Windows 7 installed and updated.

Also, I'm thinking about getting a 32GB SD drive to plug in as my "permanent" music download location.
post #19 of 35
Get a Seagate Hybrid.

Some benefits of an SSD, with the storage of an HDD.

$99 for 500GB.

What exactly is your budget and capacity needs?
    
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post #20 of 35
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So bigger drive are generally faster? I saw poor performance on for the seagate momentus.
We're talking about the momentus XT. ;]
If you'd like, I have 2 of them in my laptop that I can benchmark for you.

The only other item I have to compare them to is my SSD. lol
    
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