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I'm going to be buying a barebone gaming-capable laptop, and I'm having a hard time figuring out which HDD I should pick. Should I go with the faster 640GB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152237
Or the slower 1TB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152242
I will be using it as a temporary main HDD until I can save enough money to put in a SSD, after that, the HDD will become my storage HDD, including my games, music, etc; which is why I'm stuck on the decision. Loading time doesn't bother me too much, but last time I had a slower HDD, it stuttered in the games I played. Please help me choose!

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In this case the 640 would be the prefered drive for the little extra speed needed.
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Any more opinions?
     
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The 640 gb is faster for seek time by about 8ms that will make a big difference when loading items and overall will be a better os drive. However 12ms isn't terrible since me desktop 3.5 caviar black is about 12.2ms

I would go with the 640gb due to the seek time but you can still go with the 1tb and be ok.

Its really a tough decision but the cheaper drive will let you upgrade sooner. Might even check into a smaller hard drive which will be cheaper if you plan on upgrading soon.

Use ultimate defrag to put all of the data on the outside of the disk to improve performance
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