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Hey guys! So i do some youtube gaming stuffs and obviously for that you need to use either a capture card or a program (programs are better actually) to record to a hard drive while you are gaming. In this case lets talk about dxtory. Dxtory specifically needs a good hard drive to make great recordings, but it makes fantastic recordings. Firstly the best hard drive setup for recording to have is to have an at least 7200 RPM HDD with a 64 mb cache (32 at the least but 64 is better), that is used just for recording. When the game is on a different drive than what you are recording to it lessens the hit on fps while recording. The faster the drive the higher rate you can record at and the least fps hit you will get. Also you cannot record to ssd's as ive heard because theyre just not made to handle big write sessions like recording, and hybrids too. So that limits you to hdd's which tend to be most commonly 7200 RPM. I use a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64 MB cache drive strictly just for recording to. On dxtory's hdd benchmark software it gets around 123 99.999 percent of the time which is pretty good. Especially because i record at 1080p 30 FPS for youtube, and since youtube only displays at 30 fps 60 fps recording is pointless. As far as i've seen 7200 RPM 64 mb is the fastest hdd. This got me thinking though. Can you record to a 10,000 rpm velociraptor? Will it be the best for recording to? I have one im using for os and drivers and i did a quick benchmark and it came to 90ish. I'm guessing its because all my drivers + os are running off it. Ideas? Would it pay if i was making a good rig to record to would it be best to record to that drive instead of the caviar?
 
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if you want faster write speed get a WD10EZEX or a Seagate barracuda 7200.14 (both will do ~150MB/s-200MB/s average) or 2 and put them in RAID 0 (300-400MB/s average)
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