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i want to add a hdd for storage should i get a hybrid hdd or a wd velociraptor hdd ?

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my current build is listed below . i only have a 256gb ssd as my only hard drive . i have alot of games and need more space i want to add a hdd for storage what kind of hard drive should i get a wd velociraptor or a hybrid hard drive ? any other suggestion are welcome but i dont want to spend more then $220
    
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I don't think a hybrid is going to do you any good for storage. AFAIK the small ssd they have gets used for programs that get opened often and improved boot times. For storage I don't think they will yield any benefit at all unless you are accessing a program on that particular drive often, and at that point why not have it on your main SSD. Also unless they have improved I remember reading some reviews that state the drive gets clicky sooner than say a WD blue. If those are your two choices I would go raptor, unless noise is an issue. I've seen a lot of people just recommend getting a blue for storage due to cost, reliability, and an access time that isn't much slower than a raptor or black.
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Unless you are sharing the files with a lot of users I don't think you will notice much of a difference no matter what kind of hard drive you use for storage (within reason of course...don't pull out out an old 5400rpm drive from 2003).

What are you storing there? are you going to be launching applications from it? If you're just accessing video files and such on your local machine there is no need to get anything special.
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If you get a velociraptor make sure you get at least the 600GB model. I have the 300GB model to go with my ssd and it's almost full after installing only 10-12 games...
If I had it to do again I might have bought a 1 or 2TB caviar black instead.
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Originally Posted by clark_b View Post

If you get a velociraptor make sure you get at least the 600GB model. I have the 300GB model to go with my ssd and it's almost full after installing only 10-12 games...
If I had it to do again I might have bought a 1 or 2TB caviar black instead.
i was looking at a 500gb velociraptor
    
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That would be a decent choice I think
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Originally Posted by orndorf77 View Post

i was looking at a 500gb velociraptor

Buy the cheapest 1 between the 500Gb & 600Gb Raptor. Almost bought a 500Gb Raptor but found a new 600Gb for $100 on NewEgg (shell shocker sale biggrin.gif )
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I have a motley crew of hard drives in my main rig at the moment, currently:
Samsung 830 256GB (OS/SYS)
Plextor M5P-Xtreme 512GB (Crit Prog)
WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX (Games/Programs)
WD Blue 320GB WD3200AAKS (16GB Partition + 298GB Partition)
WD VelociRaptor 500GB (Games; Sept '13 mfg date)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB (Documents, Pictures)
Seagate 7200.14 3TB (Video/misc; 3x1TB Platters)

I can honestly say that I don't notice a difference between loading games from the VR or the EZEX, and considering we're talking about 2x thestorage ffor 1/3rd the cost, I wwould not recommend the VR for games. I can tell a difference working on multiple, uncompressed, audio files for editing, where the higher IOPS prevail, but we're talking about something that is barely noticeable to someone who has spent years doing this exact same thing (normally I use a moderate size RAID0/10 array).

For $200 total, get 4x 1TB WD10EZEX drives, and run a RAID10, or a pair in RAID0 stroked to 300-500GB each and the others separate. Way more space, and way more speed than any single spinning drive.
   
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