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post #21 of 33
The only hard drives i have had fail on me is hitachi, I have had a couple of western digitals malfunction but never completely die like the 3 hitachi's.
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Will this be fast enough to record fraps footage?
    
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post #23 of 33
Seagate HDDs are fine, but I prefer WD more frown.gif
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post #24 of 33
I am thinking there has to be a reason it is so cheap, so I am a little nervous to buy. At the same time, it is an excellent price and I do need a storage drive for my new build
post #25 of 33
hard drives has very high failure rate but if it has warranty then I'd say go for it.
    
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post #26 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aramaki23 View Post

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
I have a WD blue 5400 drive and it takes about 2 minutes until I can fully use my computer. XD

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post #27 of 33
3 year warranty and this model in particular has pretty good reviews on newegg, much better than most of the other seagates. I went ahead and bought, who knows when a 1tb for $60 will happen again. I'll have my main games and windows on an ssd, so hopefully the 5900 rpm won't be too noticeable. My laptop has a 7200 RPM HDD, so I might notice a bit of a downgrade but hopefully it won't be too bad. We will see
post #28 of 33
IF you're worried about failure rates of your storage drive and there's information there that you don't want to lose, it's probably a good idea to get two of them and run them in RAID 1. This not only will it give redundancy, it will speed up read times. Granted the read times will be increased at the price of slower write times.

Regardless, two of these drives are still cheaper than a single 7200 RPM drive.

And to think, two weeks before the floods, I bought a Samsung spinpoint F3 for $55 shipped. Now they're $140+.
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post #29 of 33
Quote:
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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...
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Quote:
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Will this be fast enough to record fraps footage?

What resolution? Recording to a dedicated drive is going to help a lot. I think these are fast enough to record 1080p smoothly? 1080p requires about 75-85MB/sec according to the FRAPS Forums?
     
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post #30 of 33
Quote:
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What resolution? Recording to a dedicated drive is going to help a lot. I think these are fast enough to record 1080p smoothly? 1080p requires about 75-85MB/sec according to the FRAPS Forums?

Here is a benchmark of this hard drive. Linky.
    
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