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I work with a few of the servers in my school and we use Seagates, Western Digitals, and a few Samsungs. At least in my experience, Seagates have a higher fail rate than the other brands. They work as well as the other brands, but seems to have a higher chance of failure. But as with all hardware, your mileage will vary and at least you're not getting a Hitachi drive. tongue.gif
As for the speed, it will work fine for storage purposes, but for gaming and streaming of large files, it will be slower than a 7200 RPM drive (as BinaryDemon stated), which may or may not be noticeable to you. As I said before, the drive is definitely a good deal, especially if you're on a low budget or in immediate need of a hard drive.

what's wrong with hitachi drive?
    
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How bad is a 5900rpm for a windows drive? i have only ever used 7200 RPM drives but i have a friend with a very low budget that needs a 1TB drive. this looks like the best priced one out there.

the system will be used for High end games and media

It'll be alright. But since drives slow down as they fill up, you will have to plan ahead a bit. If you partition it in at least two partitions and keep your OS/Apps/Games on the first one, that data will stay on the faster edge of the drive. Then you use the second partition for downloads and any data that isn't accessed at the same time as games. That should keep performance acceptable...

The big thing about lower RPM drives is the slow seeks from edge to edge. Your OS is at the start, and once the drive is full your newest games will be at the end... that means constant 30ms seems back and forth to stream textures and stuff. Odds of stuttering in most games: 100%? tongue.gif

Splitting the drive in two partitions keeps most seeks at the front/edge of the drive, keeping them around or below the average. (as reported by benchmarks like HDTune) That means less stutters, better loadtimes, etc. - the only negative is you have to accurately predict how much space you'll need.
     
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post #13 of 33
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It'll be alright. But since drives slow down as they fill up, you will have to plan ahead a bit. If you partition it in at least two partitions and keep your OS/Apps/Games on the first one, that data will stay on the faster edge of the drive. Then you use the second partition for downloads and any data that isn't accessed at the same time as games. That should keep performance acceptable...
The big thing about lower RPM drives is the slow seeks from edge to edge. Your OS is at the start, and once the drive is full your newest games will be at the end... that means constant 30ms seems back and forth to stream textures and stuff. Odds of stuttering in most games: 100%? tongue.gif
Splitting the drive in two partitions keeps most seeks at the front/edge of the drive, keeping them around or below the average. (as reported by benchmarks like HDTune) That means less stutters, better loadtimes, etc. - the only negative is you have to accurately predict how much space you'll need.

WOAH. I never knew this and never thought about partitioning my drive... I thought it was just for organization sake (to have a C drive and a D drive etc. so you could put different files in different places). Should I reformat my harddrive and partition it then? I've been using it for a few months and it has to put out for movies, documents, photos, and - most importantly - Skryim...
post #14 of 33
I run a couple of the 2Tb 5900's in my machine and I have never had an issue. the speed isn't bad at all on them.
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post #15 of 33
I wonder why it isn't a 2.5" drive if it's only 5900rpm.
    
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post #16 of 33
I'm very tempted to grab this up for my uncles new build. I was going to just reuse his old small 320GB WD drive but not sure if this would even be as fast as it is. The old one is a 7200 RPM drive but very old, so not sure which would be faster. If they are even or the 5400 is a bit faster I would go for it. I couldn't find any benchmarks on it, anyone have any numbers?
post #17 of 33
I've ran the hell out of my seagate drive for the past 5 years, been working fine for me wink.gif
    
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post #18 of 33
I put a 320GB Seagate in my wife's computer.

It was used by me for a bit, and before that it was used by another member here. I think they had it for a couple years. Best $10 I ever spent.

My employer funded a 500GB Momentus XT for a work laptop. The WD Scorpio Black gave out after a year. Definitely tell the difference. Programs do load faster, and the bootup time is noticeably better. That is due to the NAND flash though.
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post #19 of 33
Great find, like 1/3 the price at which they are going for in this HDD climate. Even if its 5900 RPM.
    
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Holy crap that beats the hell out of what I just paid for my WD's 2x2tb at 139 each.... Still I feel like this is the better brand tho
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