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hey guys,

im looking for a good harddrive that i can play video games on it, edit movies, and do school work. At least 700GB would work. I found This one and is it any good?
my budget is around $100, maybe even less.
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I'd say go the Samsung F3 route. It's a fast and reliable drive. It's 10 dollars more but it's also a 1TB drive.
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i would go for a 7200rpm one

this is one of the better drive's [there are more]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...int%20F3%201tb
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I'm no expert on HDDs but I'll link a few you could think about. I think the one you found is great, but for a little more you could jump to 1TB. That would obviously let you install more games and give you more space for the editing of movies. I would go for a Western Digital because that's what I have now and I have 8 of their externals. I haven't had any problems with any of them. It seems like I also hear a lot of praise for the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3.

These are all 1TB or more as I think you already found a great 750GB. But if you want to jump to 1TB(+) these are within your budget:

+$10 --Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136534

+$20 --Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148337

+$30 --Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533

+$40 --SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152238

Good luck with your purchase

Edit: ^those are great too. Don't know how I missed em.
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 all the way!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
Samsung Spinpoint F3 all the way!



Yup, its a good one.
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