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Hey guys, help me out, need your advice:

I'll be building my new sandy bridge I5 2500K and because of the price I decided to buy this Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 64 MB Cache but now I'm having second thoughts about its performance as a system drive. I'll be using win 7 64. This rig will be mainly for gaming.

What should I do, keep it as a system drive?? or get another and take this one as a storage??

Need your wisdom on this, thanks!!
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post #2 of 7
Use it as storage, you won't be able to game very well with this drive.
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post #3 of 7
Greens are 5400RPM and will be noticeably slow as an OS/application drive.

Save the Green series for data storage and use a Blue or Black edition drive for OS and applications.

SSD would be even better!
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Thanks Guys!!! I'll be ordering a new one, any recommendations?? my budget is around $65
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Citra View Post
you won't be able to game very well with this drive.


Drive would be better suited as a storage device, however due to the density of the device your sequential reads will not be THAT bad.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gabotazo View Post
Thanks Guys!!! I'll be ordering a new one, any recommendations?? my budget is around $65
Samsung spin point f3 1tb on newegg.
Plus it is on sale for 55 dollars with the promo code!

Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post


Drive would be better suited as a storage device, however due to the density of the device your sequential reads will not be THAT bad.
Didn't know that. But I'm guessing they won't be that good either.
Edited by Citra - 1/14/11 at 4:21pm
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Thanks for the info CITRA but I can only buy through Amazon because I live in Panama, I'll check the price there and see, probbably I could spend a little bit more on that
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