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I know hard drives have shot up and im not sure they even came back down. What is everyone using now for gaming? I need at least a  1TB drive

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

you"re welcome.
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would this be faster?

 

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

 

95.00

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$18 more and you can get a Caviar Black on Amazon, worth the 5yr VS 2yr warranty (plus it's faster, nothing earth shattering maybe, but still).

EDIT:

Looks like you already had your eye on it wink.gif
$88 shipped on Amazon vs Newegg, so go with that if you decide on it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post

would this be faster?

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo


95.00

sure. if you want to pay $25 extra for the longer warranty.
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post #6 of 9
$18 more on Amazon and it's definitely worth it IMO.
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post #7 of 9
The WD10EZEX is faster than any Black on the market right now if im not mistaken and getting my drives mixed up.
I think its actually the (overall) fastest consumer 1tb mechanical drive on the market.

Its only downside is the shorter warranty.
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post #8 of 9
Well that's worth it to me. If you don't want to keep it around for a long time (warrantied), then don't worry about it.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post

The WD10EZEX is faster than any Black on the market right now if im not mistaken and getting my drives mixed up.
I think its actually the (overall) fastest consumer 1tb mechanical drive on the market.

Its only downside is the shorter warranty.

 

That Black drive i was looking at had an average speed of 119 so I decided to look at the Blue that was listed above and I came across this on the forums. Looks like a really fast drive for $70.00 so Im gonna pick it up. I can only afford either a 128gb ssd or this 1TB drive for my new build at this moment. 

 

So at this moment its get this 1B drive for my games and storage or get a 128GB SSD for games which wont hold much and storage will be NULL

 


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 6/16/13 at 9:11pm
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