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I need a new hard drive as my Raptor drive has crapped on me and I need to RMA. In the meantime I need a new HDD to use that is fast. I mainly game and watch movies and stuff and I dont want another Raptor either.

Also is RAID worth it? I am just worried about corrupted files and blackouts since it will be summer soon and Southern California has lots of those.
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post #2 of 16
Why not just go with the ultra-trustworthy Barracuda? I mean, how fast does it have to be??? I mean, if you're mainly gaming and watching movies, then isn't 7200 fast enough? Or do games like Crysis run better on a 10,000 rpm, or 15,000 rpm hdd?
post #3 of 16
any western digital AAKS series drives.
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post #4 of 16
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any western digital AAKS series drives.
ya i heard the AAKS drives were pretty good
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post #5 of 16
i think your choices will be....AAKS or ST. Hitachi is actually pretty good drive to.

I personally like the ST3500320AS just because it has 32mb.
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post #6 of 16
Just in case, the ST3500320AS is a Barracuda. Here is this model on NewEgg.
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Just in case, the ST3500320AS is a Barracuda. Here is this model on NewEgg.


LOL. i actually ordered one this morning. thanks
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post #8 of 16
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LOL. i actually ordered one this morning. thanks
Oh, then congratulations on your new hdd purchase.
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post #10 of 16
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I need a new hard drive as my Raptor drive has crapped on me and I need to RMA. In the meantime I need a new HDD to use that is fast. I mainly game and watch movies and stuff and I dont want another Raptor either.

Also is RAID worth it? I am just worried about corrupted files and blackouts since it will be summer soon and Southern California has lots of those.
you can buy a little APS it will give you 5-10 minutes to shutdown the computer if there's a blackout or something
     
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