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caviar green or black for storage/steam folder?

post #1 of 7
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im retiring my old barracuda 500 and gonna get a 1TB drive for apps and all my steam games.

i know everyone says games dont run any better on a SSD so i assume getting a green for games and storage would be the better choice money wiseover the black.

just wondering if the black is worth the extra money? besides my SSD i have never had a "performance" hard drive
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I would go for the black personally. Thats mostly just because I hate waiting for large file transfers on slow drives. Neither should have a drastic difference as far a gaming goes.

Also consider that the green will use slightly less power. I don't think that its significant enough but its just something to think about.
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that has been a concern since im pretty impatient while waiting for files to transfer and since i always download my steam game to my SSD then use steam mover to move them to the mechanical drive the black should be a little faster
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post #4 of 7
black definitely for games maps already load slow enough, going with the green they would take forever

i use a green for basic back up of all my files
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post #5 of 7
If it's for games than defiantly the black drive. I would only use the green drives for backup, which is currently what I use.
    
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post #6 of 7
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thanks guys that's all i needed... order the caviar black!
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post #7 of 7
i'm also thinking to buy something for storage and i would like to ask how is the lifetime with those hdds? My old 160gb hdd just died actually doesnt want to power up so i have to change the pcb and it will probably work again but i'm really now picky what to choose. So which ones really work great and wont die in just few years?

Thanks!!!
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