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I'm looking to get a better hard drive. It has to be 750 gb or more. I need the best and fastest one I can get for $70. Is it possible to get a 10,000 rpm hard drive as my main hd for something around that price? if not, what is the best 7,200 rpm?
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Samsung F3
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Best 7200RPM would be a Samsung Spinpoint F3 or a WD Caviar black with the 64mb cache.
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post #4 of 15
Lowest 10k RPM drive I can find is WD Velociraptor 150GB for $140

For a 7200RPM drive I'd recommend the Samsung F3. 1TB for $70.
If you don't like Samsung, try look up the WD Caviar Black.
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I've heard a lot about F3 and Caviar black, but which are better?
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post #6 of 15
Find out if the F3 you're looking at runs off of one platter, if so I would get that over a multi plattered drive.
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post #7 of 15
From experience, Caviar Blacks have a lower seek time, meaning it finds and accesses files on the drive faster.
Samsungs have slightly higher seek time but higher sustained Read/Write speeds.

The difference is pretty minimal, unless you love to move big chunks of data around the drive all the time, in which case get the Caviar Black with 64MB Buffer cache.
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post #8 of 15
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Thanks guys for the really quick responses! I will look into the F3 and Caviar Black.
+ rep to you guys.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...178&CatId=2682

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Originally Posted by Unleash The Beast View Post
Thanks guys for the really quick responses! I will look into the F3 and Caviar Black.
+ rep to you guys.
WAITTTT

Hybrid hard drive!!!

I'll sell you my 3 caviar blacks for 60 each so I can get some of these hybrid drives lol
    
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...178&CatId=2682



WAITTTT

Hybrid hard drive!!!

I'll sell you my 3 caviar blacks for 60 each so I can get some of these hybrid drives lol
Hey nice drive. + rep for you too.

I really don't buy used hard drives because I feel it's kind of risky.
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