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I am looking around although I can not find a reliable and fast hard drive. I am going to be putting games on it but not an OS that is already on my ssd. I already have the computer built, I just want to add a hard drive because I need more space for games and things. If you know one that is reliable and fast that you know of, please tell me. Thanks for your help in advance.

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i would check out a WD caviar black. they are fast and come with a 5 year warranty
Caviar Black 1TB
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Like everyone else has said, WD Black drives are great. I have four of them and have had no issues even with a pair of them used daily in a RAID 0 for HD video editing thumb.gif
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I would get the Black as others have said. Nothing beats their reliability.
I have been running some in raid for 4 years now with zero problems.

Still waiting on them to release a single platter 1tb Black drive, but I bet they are working all the kinks out before they toss them into the most reliable hard drive series you can buy. Though once they drop they will be pretty awesome to have in a raid setup.
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i use a Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 32MB Very quite, very fast. i have had 0 prob from this drive, over 1 year old.. of course still get a 5.9 on win 7 score. thinking about adding a 120 GB SSD to run my OS. this will be my 1st time to do so. not sure how to do it. do they have to be in any raid config. or just plug in and add OS to SSD and let windows do the config. don't know.
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I would suggest one of the following three drives:
- WD Blacks (1TB) for single-drive use, as they are quite fast and retained the 5year warranty
*Alternative to the Black would be the 1TB Blue EZEX which is faster sequentially but doesn't have the long warranty
- WD RE4 1TB if you want an extra dose of reliability with equal or better speeds to the blacks and the same warranty, also if you think that you may ever possibly use the drive in RAID, this is a better option
- WD Velociraptor 500GB or 1TB, expensive but as fast as you cangget withoutggoing into the SAS 15Krpm drives; 5yr warranty, awesome seek times, and the faster sequential speed here; essentially an enterprise drive, and works amazingly well in RAID

I would look at thesstrengths and weaknesses of each, compare to your needs, and pick the closest match.

If your data is important but you don't want to mess with RAID yet, get a nice2-3TB external hard drive and back up your data... I say again, BACKUP YOUR DATA!
   
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