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f3 is faster than the f1. Also, he's not looking for a 1TB HDD. Not sure why not, but he's not.

OP: I don't know why you're not looking for more than 500GB, but if it's cost then the 45 quid WD Black isn't a bad deal. If you just don't need the space and cost isn't what's keeping you away from 1TB (which is MUCH cheaper per gig, and not much more expensive total)...then you should consider one of these.
 
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Sem View Post
the wd black starts at 500gb but in the uk the 500/640gb ones are hard to find so im looking at the 750gb if i want the WD black
500 GB
Pre-order though.
    
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post #13 of 19
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I already have a 120gb SSD but i usually have 2nd hdd that i use for installing new/beta os and a backup os just in case my main hdd dies

Currently looking for a 320-500gb drive but im not sure on what to get

Anyone got any recommendations
600GB Cheetah 15K.7..... 15K RPM, SAS, $350.


OP, there are no fast current consumer HDDs in those storage ranges anymore. Just get a 1-2TB HDD and short-stroke.
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Originally Posted by victorzamora View Post
OP: I don't know why you're not looking for more than 500GB, but if it's cost then the 45 quid WD Black isn't a bad deal. If you just don't need the space and cost isn't what's keeping you away from 1TB (which is MUCH cheaper per gig, and not much more expensive total)...then you should consider one of these.
Absolutely. I've been using a 500 GB Momentus XT as the OS drive in my desktop since January. It's nowhere near as fast as a SSD, but it can hang with any HDD, including a Raptor. Seagate markets it as a laptop drive, but there's no reason it can't be run in a desktop.
     
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600GB Cheetah 15K.7..... 15K RPM, SAS, $350.


OP, there are no fast current consumer HDDs in those storage ranges anymore. Just get a 1-2TB HDD and short-stroke.
I really thought id read through the whole thread and no one would say anything about short stroking. Im REALLY not sure why people get a 1 (or 2) TB drive for the OS?? Youd be better off getting a 250gb 5900 rpm drive....
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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Sem View Post
I already have a 120gb SSD but i usually have 2nd hdd that i use for installing new/beta os and a backup os just in case my main hdd dies

Currently looking for a 320-500gb drive but im not sure on what to get

Anyone got any recommendations
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...00,2430-2.html

"Although 500GB don’t sound very cutting-edge, this drive represents one of the best options for low-cost storage that delivers high performance at acceptable capacities."

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb...cache-89ms-ncq
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post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sem View Post
I already have a 120gb SSD but i usually have 2nd hdd that i use for installing new/beta os and a backup os just in case my main hdd dies

Currently looking for a 320-500gb drive but im not sure on what to get

Anyone got any recommendations
F3 1TB, WD1002FAEX, Hitachi 7K1000.D

All 1TB drives. But 1TB drives are faster than 500GB drives, so just consider the extra space an investment in superior performance and reliability. If you have 300GB of data, a 320GB drive will constantly be seeking to the end of the drive - a 1TB drive will only have to seek about 30% in... the head makes much smaller movements, which improves performance and may improve reliability.

Running an HDD close to its max capacity is the best way to slow them down.
     
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
F3 1TB, WD1002FAEX, Hitachi 7K1000.D

All 1TB drives. But 1TB drives are faster than 500GB drives, so just consider the extra space an investment in superior performance and reliability. If you have 300GB of data, a 320GB drive will constantly be seeking to the end of the drive - a 1TB drive will only have to seek about 30% in... the head makes much smaller movements, which improves performance and may improve reliability.

Running an HDD close to its max capacity is the best way to slow them down.
What an outstanding post; +rep.
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<<1 vote for wd black 1tb
 
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