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Im looking to buy a new Hard Drive as im starting the whole YouTube thing. I love playing games and i will now be recording gameplays, commentaries, montages etc.. If any of you have used programs like Fraps or Dxtory then you know they eat GB's of space and drops your in game FPS if recording to the same HDD which i current do! Obviously ill use the drive to store a few files but primarily it will be used for recording/storing game footage.

Im currently looking at getting a 1TB HDD, got £60 to spend on one. Im looking at this, a WD Cavier Black 1TB.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-Processor-Internal/dp/B001C271MA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Would that hard drive be good enough for what i plan to do? Any suggestions would be more than appreciated! Just remember £60 Budget and im from the UK.

Thanks in Advance
Benzh
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Any WD hard drives would do the trick.
Caviar blue is meant to be cheaper, and more of a plain hard drive.
Caviar green is meant to use less power and be cooler and quieter, but they tend to be slower.
Caviar black is meant for faster speeds, but tend to be hotter and nosier.
Caviar red is meant to be used in a server environment, and can withstand more vibrations and heat, and can handle 24X7 use
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go for blues theyll be fine
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Thanks for clearing that up, i wonder what the different colours stood for. The blue and the Green seem to be cheaper as well which is always good biggrin.gif
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Green - Energy Efficient and good for an external drive
Blue - Stand drive.
Black - High end drive. Very fast for what it is. Has latest tech in it usually (as of the time of manufacture).
VelociRaptor - Enthusiast grade grade drive. Super fast, enterprise class 10k RPM drive. For a hard drive, this things are faster than stink.
 
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