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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR0783

or

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Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=56783

Which one would you recommend for gaming based on that price?


Also, here is my existing drive:
Seagate Barracuda 200GB 7200.7 ST3200822AS
http://www.superwarehouse.com/Seagate_Barracuda_200GB_7200_7/ST3200822AS/ps/398665

Would I even notice a difference in speed between the Seagate and Western Digital Black? Both are 7200RPM.. but what does the 64MB cache do for the WD Black?
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An SSD is the single biggest performance upgrade you can give your PC. I can't use a PC that uses a Mechanical HDD anymore and I've since upgraded every single PC in my house to an SSD. That is how important an SSD is to me.

Go for the SSD. Use the 200GB seagate as a storage drive.

Also... my 1.3ghz notebook feels almost as fast as my i7 930 rig because of this:

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Asuming your getting the ssd for OS, and the hdd for storage!The wd has faster read write speeds /and is a better drive. would you notice a real big difference ? no i doubt it ,they are both 7200 rpm drives! And you wont notice a diffence in the cache ! If its for storage get the cheaper drive!
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an ssd will be a very big diff to how your com would boot and run procs.
the black will be faster then your current seagate as it have denser platters,
and dual procs to reduce it access time.
     
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SSD all the way bro...u'll love it biggrin.gif
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Solid Staaaaaaaaaaaaaate. Mech drives simply cannot compare.
post #7 of 10
Silly question, SSD all the way unless you already have one and need storage?

Just get the SSD
post #8 of 10
Get the SSD. If you get the HDD, you will notice a performance difference, but not anywhere near close the difference to going to an SSD. Get the SSD and continue to use your HDD as a storage drive.
    
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I only have SATA2 on my motherboard. Is that Kingston SSD SATA3 compatible and will I be noticing a huge bottleneck without SATA3?
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I only have SATA2 on my motherboard. Is that Kingston SSD SATA3 compatible and will I be noticing a huge bottleneck without SATA3?
Thanks

The SSD is SATA II (3.0Gbps). You can't bottleneck anything, therefore. You'll be fine.
    
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