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I have a mitx build that I am using a 128gb ssd for my boot drive, but I cant fit a desktop drive in it due to what hardware I have in it. So I am stuck to using a laptop drive for storage, and its just a really old 5400rpm 320gb drive salvaged from a laptop thats screen fell off (lol no more dell for me) and I am running out of space for all my steam games. I have ~40gb left, so I can only download 2 more games before running out of space.

What I am torn between is if I should get a 1tb 5400rpm 8mb cache drive, or get a 7200rpm 750gb 16mb cache drive.

This is just for games, and I am wondering if the pretty substantial storage difference for the same price is worth the performance. Suggestions?

1tb Seagate Momentus 5400rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178006

WD Black 750gb laptop drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136835

Maybe even a WB Blue 1tb 5400rpm drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136927
 
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WD Black 750gb is your best pick here.
What is your budget here?
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WD Black 750gb is your best pick here.
What is your budget here?
I want to keep it at 100, hence why all those drives cost 99$. I have had this computer for 1 month, and already have 258gb of games. I will also be buying an external 2tb storage drive later on. This is what I was thinking, it will look nice next to my sugo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204107
 
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Seagate Momentus 750GB or WD Black 750gb for a gaming HDD in the 2.5" size. I had 4 Seagate Momentus 500GB 2.5" HDD which was great for gaming on in my laptop. I sold them because a got 2 SSDs for my laptop.
Edited by dixson01974 - 10/31/12 at 10:59am
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Seagate Momentus 750GB or WD Black 750gb for a gaming HDD in the 2.5" size.

Yeah I might do the momentus, and if I need more space later on, I can just grab another and put more games on it, still smaller than a desktop drive.

I want Sean Websters opinion on this also!
 
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Yeah I might do the momentus, and if I need more space later on, I can just grab another and put more games on it, still smaller than a desktop drive.
I want Sean Websters opinion on this also!
Oh. I see you now. You don't trust me.frown.gif
Just joking and Sean Websters opinion will be a good one to get.
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Oh. I see you now. You don't trust me.frown.gif
Just joking and Sean Websters opinion will be a good one to get.

XD he sided with you, he thinks 7200rpm is the way to go!
 
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Oh. I see you now. You don't trust me.frown.gif
Just joking and Sean Websters opinion will be a good one to get.
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People these days. tongue.gif
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EDIT
Take your pick both are 7200RPM.
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I got the 1TB blue drive, though that is strictly for media (anime, videos, photos, etc). All my games go to my SSD. I was contemplating your same question and I preferred the blue drive for a bigger capacity and more quiet performance. The black is just slightly faster (about 10mb/s) for reads and writes, so it's not that much faster. The warranty for the black is double of the blue though, so that's worth the price .
    
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