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So, I have a lot of Steam games. I like it. Makes me feel good.

I want to have as many of them installed as possible, thus I'm looking at putting 2 3TB drives in RAID1 (I like to have a RAID1 setup for pretty much anything valuable).

Now, I know well enough to know that having any applications on a GREEN drive isn't practical cause of speeds, which pretty much leaves my choices as follows:

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=66009&vpn=ST3000DM001&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1210

Well...that's actually it.

Anyway, that's not really what this is about. This is about the system the drive runs on. I plan to stick steam on it COMPLETELY. Issue I could potentially have there is that I'll have to format it using GPT instead of MBR. I looked for answers on this but I can't find any, so I ask here: Would running games off a GPT drive instead of an MBR drive present any sort of issue?
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Instead of buying 2 3tb's in raid 1 you can buy 4 1.5tb's and do 0 + 1.
    
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Games, and even Windows (post boot) don't treat a GPT disk any differently, this should cause no issue whatsoever.

That said, I'd take the Seagate ST3 drives over the WD Greens. If you want to splurge, a pair of WD Blacks would be my recommendation (but they are limited to 2TB IIRC). I've been using a pair of Seagate ST1 (same platter configuration) in RAID1 for a while now, and they've been excellent. Although, you will definitely want to update the firmware if you do go that route, the ST# drives can be picky.
    
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