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Starting to run out of gaming hard drive space. Need the best performing HDD

#1DARQ MXPosted 9/11/2013 7:33:55 AM
for the money. And sorry that doesn't include SSD, as much as I'd like to get SSD, the price point right now just isn't worth it to me. Compared to getting a 2TB would still be 100 bucks less than a 250GB for ssd...


I have a WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB dual processor that is being used for just media but I am not sure how those will do for gaming loading wise. Those I guess are the fastest 7200RPM HDDs out there so I probably will get a 2TB version of that. Be nice to go 15k haha. The 2TB version is $150 which isn't too bad for after the Flood prices.

For gaming right now I am using a Veloci-raptor 600GB for my games and well. I got like 100GBs left until it is filled up. I already deleted most of the games I want to not have to re-download again and there is still a few games I don't even have downloaded.

Also. Does steam get finicky when using 2 gaming drives? I don't want to have to keep switching or moving all my steam stuff to one drive. I rather just click on my library and have steam go to each drive.
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#2MasterDonGeroPosted 9/11/2013 9:40:01 AM
Basically, all drives of the same RPM will perform very similarly. I just prefer WD Blacks because of the warranty (and sorta for the quality).
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#3arleasPosted 9/11/2013 9:47:49 AM
If you want it to last more than 1.5 to 2 years, get something other than a Seagate... at least that's been my experience with them. Buy a Seagate, less than 2 years later replace it...then I change and buy Hitachi and Samsung drives, and 5 years later it's still running great.

Go figure.
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#4myztikricePosted 9/11/2013 10:15:40 AM
Your one sample size has surely convinced all of us.
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#5arleasPosted 9/11/2013 10:19:48 AM
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#6reincarnator07Posted 9/11/2013 11:49:53 AM
Anything from Seagate or WD is likely to be good. From my own experiences, I've had 5 drives over the last 7 years or so from Seagate which are all still working fine.
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#7SmakkyofacePosted 9/11/2013 12:05:13 PM
I've never had a HDD die. a 40gb hdd from 2000 is still running perfectly on my p4 machine.

Anyway, at this phase in HDD technology, all 7200rpm drives perform the same.
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#8DARQ MX(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 8:17:33 PM
Smakkyoface posted...
I've never had a HDD die. a 40gb hdd from 2000 is still running perfectly on my p4 machine.

Anyway, at this phase in HDD technology, all 7200rpm drives perform the same.


Yeah me either really cause always picked the best ones in its generation. Mine as just getting full.
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#9BlueRamzaPosted 9/13/2013 9:18:30 PM
All of my Seagate HD drives run just fine. I've never had any issue with any Seagate HD drives and I've bought 3 of them over the last 6 years.
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#10DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/13/2013 10:27:40 PM(edited)
Seagate has some very shoddy HDD lineups. My 1TB SeaGate sometimes undeletes files or other strange things. It also screwed up the file system at one point, tried to undo a bunch of deletes after "checking for consistency", resulting in a bunch of random corrupted files. Another 160GB Seagate I have overheats, and stops reading correctly.(though the files have never been damaged from this, even when continuing to write) Thought it was defective, replacement did the exact same thing under heavy write use. It's fine for reading, though, so into my PS2 it goes!

WD is shaky with their Green drives. Had two Caviar Greens, one didn't work as a boot drive out of the box, and the replacement stopped working as a boot drive within a year. Also have a very old 160GB WD drive that makes strange noises, has very inconsistent performance, and doesn't work correctly as a boot drive. No problems with data storage, though.

I've had a few Fujitsus and never had problems, but then, they were never used as primary drives.

Whatever happened to Maxtor?
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