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Hey all, I was looking to upgrade hard drives. I currently own a patriot pyro se 120GB SSD and a samsung spinpoint (f3?) 1 tb 7200 RPM. The samsung drive is where I store all my games, but it was always slow with load screens and such... plus I THINK it's going to fail soon its make a horrible clicking noise.

So I was looking for a HDD that would be fast for game loads and plenty of storage but I need help in deciding which one is better. Here's my list:

Velociraptor
Moementus XT
A WD black drive

Any suggestions would be of help.
    
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post #2 of 32
velociraptor will be the fastest
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WD black is good. But for raw speed from a hard drive, Raptors are awesome.
 
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post #4 of 32
raptor is for speed, but personally WD black all the way for me.
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for me WD black.....but you cannot deny the speed ability of Velociraptor.....
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VR is overpriced imo. i would just some some 1TB seagates and raid them.
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post #7 of 32
I know this may be unrelated why not get a 256 GB ssd? I am from Canada and they had OCZ Vertex 4 256GB for $150 at one point.

We have had mechanical hard drives for over 100yrs and its time to do away with them. Just my 2cents smile.gif
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

thought that would be an awesome drive... but the reviews make me nervous confused.gif

BTW whenever I do get the drive is there a program that would allow me to clone a copy of my samsung drive?
    
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post #9 of 32
If you have enough to seriously consider a recent Velociraptor (the old ones are not especially impressive anymore, even relative to current 7200rpm drives), you have enough for another SSD, which will be vastly better.
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Originally Posted by mep1127 View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
BTW whenever I do get the drive is there a program that would allow me to clone a copy of my samsung drive?

If you aren't booting from it, windows explorer or command prompt can do this.

Should be as simple as copying all the files over and swapping drive letters.
Edited by Blameless - 12/7/12 at 7:35pm
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I really doubt you would notice a real world difference using a WD black over F3 drive. I could be wrong but if both drives are in near idenitical condition i doubt it would be noticeable. I would just get a ssd with more space.
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