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If I have a choice between 2x f3 hard drive, either 2 500gb or 2 1tb.

and I know I wont be using even half TB for this gaming machine should I get the smaller one since less space means faster load time? or it doesn't matter?

btw SSD is out of option can't offered it my current HDD are dead and need new once.
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Ive been saying this a lot lately lol, but im no expert when it comes to HDD's though I do know that the amount of platters within the hard drive can affect the seek times making it feel slower which is why the Western Digital 640GB HDD's were highly praised by gamers since they were also very good for the price point and also did well for raid 0

So between the two I would opt for a 500gb OS drive as it likely has less platters to look through for the info to display, hope I helped >.<
    
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Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post
Ive been saying this a lot lately lol, but im no expert when it comes to HDD's though I do know that the amount of platters within the hard drive can affect the seek times making it feel slower which is why the Western Digital 640GB HDD's were highly praised by gamers since they were also very good for the price point and also did well for raid 0

So between the two I would opt for a 500gb OS drive as it likely has less platters to look through for the info to display, hope I helped >.<
it was the areal density of the platters that made the WD 640GB blacks great they were the only drives based on 320GB platters,
OP both of those F3 are based on 500GB platters, the 500Gb drive has 1 platter and 2 heads and the the 1TB has 2 platters and 4 heads but performance will be the same as the areal density of the platters stays the same but as you say you only need 500Gb then 2 500GB drives will be fine for you
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Alright thanks guys
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it was the areal density of the platters that made the WD 640GB blacks great they were the only drives based on 320GB platters,
OP both of those F3 are based on 500GB platters, the 500Gb drive has 1 platter and 2 heads and the the 1TB has 2 platters and 4 heads but performance will be the same as the areal density of the platters stays the same but as you say you only need 500Gb then 2 500GB drives will be fine for you

Ah, ok well now I know for the future

I just thought platters because for a while people were complaining that they added more platters which made it slower o.O maybe they were just
    
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