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Buying a external harddrive for fraps.

#1Rip_Van_WinkleXPosted 12/30/2013 12:42:59 AM
(I made a topic in the Hardware, but there are not that much traffic there.)

I do have a USB 3.0. I know fraps is not the best, but I bought it a long time ago and never used it. My current internal harddrive is too slow, that and it's the only harddrive I have.

I got a cheep cyberpower computer 2 years ago because my ex-fiance(lol) pressured me in getting a pre-built computer instead of building our own. I did lots of research on it, but I remember that the company did not give in to details about the power supply in the computer; which sounds like there is just enough power for the componts in already. So I am pretty scared about adding anything new.

My budget is 50$ on amazon (Gift card), though I can spend a bit more if I need to.

Right now I am looking at USB 3.0 drives that only have 5200 RPM with at least 500 GB. Now, I know reading and writing on my harddrive sucks, but since it's only writing to the extrenal drive I would think it should kill most of the lag.

The video will be at 30 FPS and around 1280 x 800 resolution.

I hear that 5200 RPM is pretty slow. But of all the forums and guides didn't say if about if that speed was ok on a drive that's only writing. Long forums post start to get in flame wars about fraps or other crap.

Does anyone have any experience with a external Harddrive using 5200 RPM in capturing video?
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#2Rip_Van_WinkleX(Topic Creator)Posted 12/30/2013 5:44:41 AM
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#3MaxCHEATER64Posted 1/1/2014 2:12:17 PM
Do...do you think that external hard drives don't draw power from the PSU?
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#4ZashulePosted 1/1/2014 2:16:51 PM
Hard drive speed isn't going to matter if you are bottle necked by USB 3.0. It will be slower than your internal drive is.
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#5BilliePilgrimPosted 1/1/2014 2:18:01 PM
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Do...do you think that external hard drives don't draw power from the PSU?


Not any amount worth noting if it's a drive with it's own power supply.
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