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post #1 of 23
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I'm looking for a 2TB to store all my Steam games and I consider either:
-The WD Caviar Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136792
or the Hitachi Deskstar 7K300 (currently on sale with a $20 coupon):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-473-_-Product

Which one is better and are there other alternatives? Once again I just use the drive strictly for games.
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post #2 of 23
It seems you're looking for performance storage. I like WD and always have, so I'd say go Black. I heard someone mention, however, that the 7K3000 is faster than the Blacks, but I dunno. They didn't gave any info to back it up.
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Why not get two 1TB Samsung F3s in RAID 0? It'd be faster for similar money and the same storage space.
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post #4 of 23
I was going to recommend that as well. I found this:

It's done on OSX and it only tests the 3TB... doesn't seem to be a lot in terms of benchmarks that I can find with a quick search.
post #5 of 23
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Thanks for the inputs guys, I don't really do RAID and prefer single drive since I need lot of storage. And as far as the 7K3000 performance, I think it's kinda new so there are not many reviews just yet, but look like it's a strong contender against the WD Black Caviar.
Still thinking hm....
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post #6 of 23
I have two of the Hitachi 7K2000's and they run great. That SS that CasanovaFly posted is right on the money for what I see on mine under Win 7.
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post #7 of 23
Iomega Prestige 2tb goes for 102 bucks on amazon and those seem like good external harddrives. Mine came in mail today! It shipped really quick!

Dell has been running deals on and off on them lately selling for 79.99, they add that deal daily.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
Iomega Prestige 2tb goes for 102 bucks on amazon and those seem like good external harddrives. Mine came in mail today! It shipped really quick!

Dell has been running deals on and off on them lately selling for 79.99, they add that deal daily.
The OP is looking for an INTERNAL hard drive, not an external.
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I've been wondering myself about the Hitachi's, so it's nice to see a reputable member has info. I'll probably never make the switch, because hey brand loyalty and I owe WD after they replaced my Raptor after I broke it.

But Newegg reviews weren't very positive. The first few I read all dealt with dead units or defective units. Seems they weren't too reliable, at least from one review I read from a computer store employee. But it's good to get some clearcut, non-review info.
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get the re4..its probably the most reliable out the bunch
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