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Do i need 1 TB HDD or 500 GB ?

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Hey guys.
I've been wandering do i need a 1 TB HDD or only 500 GB ?
I'm a gamer and i'm going to have a GTA IV, Battlefield Bad Company 2, COD MW 2, GTA San Andreas, NFS MW, NFS U2, CS 1.6 and CS Source on my PC.
I'm not going to do a lot of recording with Fraps, only 1-2 times in a week with a lenght of 3-5 minutes.
So i don't know which one to choose, and i hope someone of you can help me to decide which one to choose.
Do i really need a 1 TB HDD or will 500 GB be enough ?
BTW, the 1 TB i'm thinking of getting is Samsung Spinpoint F3, and for 500 GB HDD i'm thinking of Seagate Barracuda.
Thanks
post #2 of 5
im using a 250gb hdd for all my games and its full already so of course i would say 500gb is more than enough but for only a few more pennies its worth getting a 1tb and not have to worry about the storage problems biggrin.gif
post #3 of 5
I would just go with the 1 TB to be honest. I've got a 64 GB SSD, two 250's, a 500, 2 TB and I still wish I had more space. HDD's are getting cheaper and cheaper anyway you might as well just get the larger drives. I'm due for a storage space upgrade here shortly and will be going with a few 1 TB drives myself.
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When my last 500GB bust i got a 1TB and a 500GB to replace it i cant even fill the 1TB i get no where near lol so its pretty much unused. I've used it for dual boots etc but nothing much past that.

Currently storing music, films, and MMO's such as RIFT. 500GB is pretty suitable for your needs. I'd say 1TB+ for people storing blu-rays and so on...

ibfreeekout what do you do with all that space lol?
    
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Grab a 1TB. Drives function faster when you only use the outer part of them, so using the first 500GB on a 1TB drive might give you a ~20% performance boost.

If a 500GB drive is $40 and a 1TB is $50, is +20% performance worth $10 to you? (Not to mention, you can expand your partition later (and lose some performance) rather than having to buy a new drive again.)
     
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