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i am looking for a fast, reliable drive for a new gaming system. i dont want to spend more than 70 dollars, so i listed a few from newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136534

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136776

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148433

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

i also have some smaller drives i am looking at

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136283

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319


which of these drives would be best, or are there better drives for the price?
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http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...2MB-Hard-Drive

Use promo code HELLO2011 to bring it down to $51.84 shipped, and I believe tax is only if you live in CA. Spinpoint F3s are all around the best drives. Caviar Blacks are slightly slightly better in certain areas but not worth the extra cost.
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My humble opinion is that the WD Caviar Black might be the fastest drive of the ones you listed, but i don't think you'll notice the performance gap between them in your daily basis use of the computer. The WD Caviar Blue 1TB isn't bad at all too.
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Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C $50 with promo code (ends today so move quick) and shipped free:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-304-_-Product

Fast, cheap and runs about 5C cooler than a Spinpoint F3 under the same conditions. I've had 4 of these in a RAID 5 for most of the last year and not a single hickup. 4 more are on the way.
Edited by proximo - 1/9/11 at 12:23pm
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Samsung F3 got great read/write, but I believe that the WD got better access time, still so little that barely noticeable..
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From what ive heard the F3.

I have a WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB and its benchs about the same as my 500GB Seagate ST3500320AS 7200.11.I really like my Caviar Black.

The 640AALS is a great drive to

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB WD6401AALS 32MB Cache —

Western Digital made a gem with this drive. This specific drive has a 32mb cache/buffer for better performance. It beats the 750GB and 1TB in performance tests because of the way the platters are aligned. All the other Western Digital Caviar Blacks use more than 2 platters so a 500GB has 3 x 166GB platters which isn't bad at all. However, a 750GB uses 3 x 250GB and the 1TB uses 3 x 333GB platters. This actually lowers the performance unless you partition out the drive. The 640GB Caviar Black uses 2 x 320GB platters. This allows for better performance and a higher capacity disk drive capacity than the 500GB drives.
It comes with Western Digital's 5 year warranty which is amazing. In most tests, this drive does best the Seagate drives albeit Seagate doesn't have a 640GB variant so the comparison tests are generally done with either the 500GB drives or the 750GB drives.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...2MB-Hard-Drive

Use promo code HELLO2011 to bring it down to $51.84 shipped, and I believe tax is only if you live in CA. Spinpoint F3s are all around the best drives. Caviar Blacks are slightly slightly better in certain areas but not worth the extra cost.
You... are... awesome! Thanks for posting this! I just snagged one for my new build!
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