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Whats the best hard drive I can get for 30-40$. Im looking for like 7200 rpm - 10000. And a good amount of cache.
 

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Hard drives are hard drives...out side of benches and busy server applications, my 7200rpm SATAs run just as good as my 10,000rpm SCSIs. You'd have to be some sort of high powered super-mutant to be able to tell the difference since the performance boost to any thing will be in mili-seconds if not nano-seconds.

So I just buy the biggest hard drive I can find for the money...though I tend to stick with Western Digital since I've had bad luck with any other brand I've tried.
 

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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
Hard drives are hard drives...out side of benches and busy server applications, my 7200rpm SATAs run just as good as my 10,000rpm SCSIs. You'd have to be some sort of high powered super-mutant to be able to tell the difference since the performance boost to any thing will be in mili-seconds if not nano-seconds.

So I just buy the biggest hard drive I can find for the money...though I tend to stick with Western Digital since I've had bad luck with any other brand I've tried.
lol are you serious?
 

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How often are you moving arround files that are over a gig in size? That is about the only time you'll notice a difference...and even at a 1GB we are talking maybe 20 seconds fast at the absolute best in a situation where you are transfering from one physical hard drive to another and you have a screaming CPU. if you are noticing a difference of minutes on files smaller than 5GB I am guessing there is a problem in your system

There are a few games out there that I have noticed a difference. The Stalker games and The Witcher would have a noticable faster load time on a faster hard drive set up, but it was maybe 2-5 seconds.

...and the post is talking about a $30-$40 hard drive here. I don't want them considering a used 10k drive of some kind over a new 7.2k that can store ten times the amount of data. I am trying to say that unless you're willing to drop $400 or more on a hard drive you will not notice a difference and even then it will be very minor.
 

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i dont really care about the size that much. 200gb would be fine.
 
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