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I have a 1 TB drive that is basically full and used primarily for holding games. I would like to keep the games installed so I'm considering upgrading to a 2TB drive and using the 1 TB for backups. When I started looking at 2TB drives I was a little surprised by the fairly high prices (I don't know if it has to do with the flooding in Thailand still or if that is normal for drives bigger than 1TB). ...Anyway it is just making me wonder weather it is really worth getting a 7200RPM drive (like the WD Caviar Black) or a slower drive (Caviar Green)? Like I said the made purpose of the drive will be for gaming while my OS is on a SSD. Could anyone give me some input so I could feel a little more confident in which ever purchase I choose? smile.gif
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post #2 of 13
I'm getting ready to order parts for a new build and I'll be getting a Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB for my games. I've been using Seagate for the last 2 years or so. Ya the prices are still high because of the Thailand flooding. You could get a slower drive but like you said it will be slower. Personally I'd spent the extra and get at least a 7200rpm.
post #3 of 13
I'd say go with a Caviar Black. A lot of people like a particular Samsung HD (Can't remember which one). Never get the Green, I have heard of a lot of problems with those so defiantly don't get those. Have you considered setting up RAID 0 with another 1TB HD? Get some better and the 2TB of space? Unless you really want to use your other HDD for backups.
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I'd go with a caviar black for that amount of storage. They are one of the fastest and most reliable. It definitely wouldn't be a bad choice.
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Caviar black is always a good choice. I just picked up the Seagate Barracuda 2TB and it runs fast too. Not sure how reliable it is, but I have a seagate freeagent ext. hard drive from 3 years ago and still works fine after 27000 hours of power on time.
    
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IMHO the 5400RPM drives are really only for mass storage. If you have a ton of video or music then they are ideal. If your running games, apps or operating systems then a 7200RPM will perform far better although an SSD will of course be an even better option for an OS drive.
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my prefernce would be to go with the WD Cavier black 2TB, i have 7 running 24/7 and running fine. Also look a WD Cavier blu drives, i have a pair of them and they are running smooth.. i love my WDs

something else too lokk at is the SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache but disable the power saving modes as with the WD green drives thumb.gif
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by SohcSTI View Post

I'd go with a caviar black for that amount of storage. They are one of the fastest and most reliable. It definitely wouldn't be a bad choice.

Yeah but at $225

Not everyone is made of money you know tongue.gif But if OP can get one then I would say go for it thumb.gif
    
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Alright, thanks for all the replies. ...and yes I have considered raid 0, in fact I may end up going in that direction. Having a bunch of backups isn't as important now that OCZ isn't changing the firmware on my OS SSD all the time rolleyes.gif
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

Yeah but at $225
Not everyone is made of money you know tongue.gif But if OP can get one then I would say go for it thumb.gif

I know what you mean. But I'm a firm believer in the "you get what you pay for" saying.
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