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Need an Internal HDD that can handle Fraps

post #1 of 17
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Yo, I'm looking for an Internal HDD that can handle Fraps and playing games on.

Any recommendations? Would a 7200rpm HDD suffice?
post #2 of 17
Yes, most 7200 RPM drives would be fine. WD Black and Samsung Spinpoint F3 comes to mind.
post #3 of 17
How many games?

Price limit?

You could grab a 1TB F3 and short-stroke it. Or two and RAID and short-stroke. Or buy a generic 2TB and short stroke. Or buy some Caviar Black's and short stroke.
post #4 of 17
Any modern hdd should be fine. However, as with any computer component, the faster the hdd the greater the performance.
     
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Sprintpoint F3 500gb, is the fastest drive out thar, RAID0 em AND short stroke them you would make an SSD cry (almost......)
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The SSD I am selling was reading at 370 MB/s... That raid will not make it cry, it will not even see it in the rear view mirrow. Crucial C300 64 on SATA 6.0.

But, my whole point is to say, if you are on SATA 3.0, they would be kneck and kneck. 277 MB/s. It is late, I really think you should just ignore my message and take it with a grain of salt. Good Night! lol
 
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post #7 of 17
Yeah, you're getting the same input. Short-stroke, RAID, etc.

Need to know how much space you need, how much you wanna spend and what it is exactly that you wanna do.

I could give you an old 5400rpm 40GB HDD that could handle Fraps, it's just about speed and such.
post #8 of 17
Resolution and framerate matter a lot. If you want to record 1024x768 at 30fps, any modern HDD should be fast enough. If you want to record 1920x1080 at 60fps, it may be hard to find a single mechanical HDD that can do that smoothly.
post #9 of 17
Wonder if OP will ever come back to finish this thread...
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by drevin View Post
Resolution and framerate matter a lot. If you want to record 1024x768 at 30fps, any modern HDD should be fast enough. If you want to record 1920x1080 at 60fps, it may be hard to find a single mechanical HDD that can do that smoothly.
That's true for sure.
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