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Hi everyone.Hope you're all doing well.Okay so i am planning on buying a 1tb hard drive.Storing movies and games will be my main purpose for it.I need some suggestions.I am looking for drives under 95$.I don't care about noise,power consumption as long as it has good performance and has less chances of it ending up with errors.I had 1tb caviar black before but it had "crc" error from the beginning( i couldn't return it for some reasons) and then sold it for half the price so please skip the caviar black drives.
    
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Samsung spinpoint F3/4
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Samsung F3.

Only $55 too. Buy 2 and RAID for redundancy to protect your data, ooor for faster speeds
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kaivorth;12973117 
Samsung F3.

Only $55 too. Buy 2 and RAID for redundancy to protect your data, ooor for faster speeds

I've never tried RAID before nor do i know anything about it.How much fast does it gets with it?
    
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How about two of these? [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1301767548&sr=1-2"]Amazon.com: Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ: Electronics[/ame]
    
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I'd say u get a 1TB for movies (get a cheap 5400 drive which is good enough for movies storage), and then get a 64GB SSD for Games (64GB probably enough). 1TB is around $45-$55 atm and there's a Microcenter G2 64GB SSD for $79.99 if u live close to one. The total is probably $30-40 more than ur initial price range but it's worth it imo.
Edited by Ocnewb - 4/2/11 at 11:14am
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Samsung Spinpoint F3s or Hitachi Deskstar K71000.Cs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamerguuy;12973173 
I've never tried RAID before nor do i know anything about it.How much fast does it gets with it?

RAID 1 is redundancy only. If a drive fails you don't lose any data, but you don't get any extra storage or speed either.
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 $55

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
$10 off w/ promo code EMCKGHA33, ends 4/4
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If your using it for just storage, RAID 0 is pointless since the speed increase will not be used.
RAID 1 would be nice since it would give you a complete backup.

Also, You can get a 2TB disk if it is a storage disk for ~$80
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post #10 of 14
1 Tb performance harddrive.... Samsung Spinpoint F3. I got it for $55 at my not-so local microcenter and no problems ever since. Great drive. $100 isn't worth it for a 1 Tb HDD, you will only get a 1 Tb disc with a Sata 3 gimmick. Spinpoint will serve you well. F3 is more performance orientated while F4 is more capacity.
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