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Velociraptor or Caviar Black?

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I was going to buy a 1 Tb Black today, but this shellshocker has me thinking of the Velociraptor. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136557

The Velociraptor is $55 more than the black. Is it worth it? I will use it for OS and games and well, almost everything. I still have the 320 Gb Seagate in my sig rig that I can put music and storage stuff on.

I'd like to have good read times for games, I'm going to pick up swtor and with the cut scenes I'm sure a fast HDD would be pretty advantageous. I'm not looking at SSD's right now, they still seem too expensive and error prone, and I don't really want to mess with them yet.
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post #2 of 8
They are the same speed, if anything, go for the black and a gen 1 60gb SSD
post #3 of 8
I would opt for the wd black 1tb drive and short stoke it to 20% for the os and use the rest for storage.
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post #4 of 8
I would say the same grab a decent hard drive and a cheap 60gb SSD
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WD Black. Easy decision.
    
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post #6 of 8
Caviar Black. Velociraptors these days are just kind of stupid. A caviar black should offer around the same speed, and are very, very reliable. If something were to happen (hey, stuff happens) WD has good tech support.
     
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post #7 of 8
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Well thanks guys, you made my decision really easy.
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post #8 of 8
Yea, save the cash for something else.
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