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Old 04-21-12, 12:12 PM   #1
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So my HD that I use for my Steam Games with symbolic link is slowly dying I believe with recent games having issue installing to it. Its a Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm drive with 750GB of Storage. Would it be beneficial at all to go with a WD Raptor or should I just get a 1TB 7200rpm drive?

Would go SSD but I need a large capacity drive for my Steam Install.
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Old 04-21-12, 03:14 PM   #2
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So my HD that I use for my Steam Games with symbolic link is slowly dying I believe with recent games having issue installing to it. Its a Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm drive with 750GB of Storage. Would it be beneficial at all to go with a WD Raptor or should I just get a 1TB 7200rpm drive?

Would go SSD but I need a large capacity drive for my Steam Install.
Caviar black and call it a day. A raptor may help with game load times but not enough to warrant the cost.
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Old 04-22-12, 07:20 AM   #3
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would an OCZ Synapse help? Nvelo only releasing the software to oem's and vendors is bollocks.
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Old 04-22-12, 05:30 PM   #4
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I wanted a caviar black 1tb but couldn't find one for less than $140. That's bs so I went with a slightly faster seagate with the same 64mb cache for $80 ar. Couldn't justify the price
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Old 04-22-12, 06:11 PM   #5
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1 TB WD Black's are comparable to the Raptors in many benchmarks. When you look at game related benches you only see the Raptor ahead with load times by a second or two at most, and that's with a 30 second load versus 32. Not even noticeable.

You could always go the bat-****-crazy route and buy two Enterprise level drives at 15k RPM, a bitchin controller, and RAID 1 the drives.

Or just buy the SSDs.

I'd recommend going with any 1 TB drive that you like. I'm partial to Samsung and WD.
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Old 04-22-12, 06:55 PM   #6
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Caviar Black is the route im gonna go.
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Old 04-22-12, 07:45 PM   #7
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Those aren't that bad of drives. Think I got a 1TB in my media streamer.
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Old 04-22-12, 08:15 PM   #8
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I bought a 1TB WD Green drive couple years ago on a black friday sale back when $80 for a 1TB was unheard of.

It gets *very* light usage, but it is still going to this day.
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I use my 640gb WD Black for my steam games. Very quiet compared to my raptor and there isnt that much difference in speed. Put two of them in RAID 1 and your laughing.
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Old 04-24-12, 04:16 AM   #10
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Caviar Black is the route im gonna go.
I've had several WD blacks. Ranging from 250Gb-1TB. All are still going. Personally from a mechanical drive, I wouldn't buy anything else.
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