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Seagate Barracuda 7200...replace?

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I have a barracuda 7200 that came stock with my system...and after installing a new mobo and RAM today, Windows is of course giving me the blue screen due to hardware changes. So, I thought maybe this would be a good time to consider something else!

Would I benefit from getting something else when it comes to moderate gaming (MMOs and such)?
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For example what you'd see when upgrading to a Samsung F3 1TB (which is the fastest HDD) would be:
*faster access time which would make feel the rig snappier
*higher transfer rates which would decrease load times
*lower noise/heat, Cuda 7200 are notoriously hot & noisy
It won't be a huge difference, but all these small things may add up to a significant upgrade. Post your current's drive ATTO & HDTune benches and we can compare to known values of the F3, it'd be easier to quantify the differences.
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
For example what you'd see when upgrading to a Samsung F3 1TB (which is the fastest HDD) would be:
Nope, not even close.

It's the fastest $50 HDD, but there are other drives well over 100% faster.

*faster access time which would make feel the rig snappier
*higher transfer rates which would decrease load times
*lower noise/heat, Cuda 7200 are notoriously hot & noisy
It won't be a huge difference, but all these small things may add up to a significant upgrade. Post your current's drive ATTO & HDTune benches and we can compare to known values of the F3, it'd be easier to quantify the differences.[/QUOTE]
     
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