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I'm purchasing a secondary hard drive specifically to store high quality photoshop projects, pictures, etc. I'll also be using it to store music, movies, etc.

Will this function well: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=49...D&promoid=1283

The price seems insanely good, and 2TB will be more than enough (I'll probably only need 500GB).

Or am I better off getting a faster hard drive for these purposes? My sig rig is what I'm using (so a 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD right now).
    
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If you don't need the full 2TB, then I would opt for a smaller Caviar Black. I grabbed a 1 TB Black and short stroked it to 500Gb for even more speed.
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Alright guess I'll get the 1TB blue for $66.63, and if I ever need more space I'll just add another

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If you don't need the full 2TB, then I would opt for a smaller Caviar Black. I grabbed a 1 TB Black and short stroked it to 500Gb for even more speed. to help prevent performance degradation.
Fixed..
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Fixed..
You don't think you get faster speeds by short stroking?
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You don't gain anything, you simply lose less over time since your data is always on the outer edge of the platter. The head travels less and you're generally reading from the highest velocity point.

If you look at the HDtune graph for a hard drive and then short stroke, you'll see the same performance when the drive is at the same point in capacity..
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http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...e-results.html

Maybe I am misunderstanding you, but short stroking does net performance gains.
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Look at the graph for the entire disk.
Compare it to the second graph, but keep in mind it's partitioned to ~21.4%.
The data on the entire disk from 0-20% directly correlates to the short stroke benchmark (which extrapolates the graph from 0-100%), which share the same values. There's no radical increase in performance. The dropoffs are at the same point..
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Maybe I am misunderstanding you, but short stroking does net performance gains.
Gains in access times which make them quicker to respond and data transfer rates will stay high by not using the inner parts of the HD's disk.
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