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1tb caviar black or 1tb seagate barracuda and 30gb ssd

hello guys
i was thinking about buying a caviar black for the "amazing" performance and 5yr warranty but with the same money i can buy a barracuda and a used 30gb vertex 2(only for win7 and firefox) for 10 euros more... or i will go a bit out of budget and buy a 60gb ssd
i will use the hdd for games and movies
what do you think?
p.s. this might be a stupid question but will i be able to go directly into the game when the pc boots or will i have to wait for the windows to search the hdd and have less benefit from the ssd then?
thanks:)
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  1. A 30 GB drive (be it SSD or spinning) is too small for a current Windows install. It will 'fit', but in use it will struggle.

    For your second question....yes, you could put that in the startup. But that's kind of silly unless you never, ever do anything else with that machine.
    Check email? Come here to Tom's? Google? Everything else would be subservient to the game.
  2. Buying a 30GB SSD is false economics. Buying a Vertex 2 is a very uninformed choice. Buying a used SSD inexcusable. Someone who would do all three would be certifiable. A bargain isn't what you pay but what you get.
  3. Best answer
    Splash the cash, get yourself a nice 128GB SSD and WD Black, well worth the investment for a gamer.
  4. das_stig said:
    Splash the cash, get yourself a nice 128GB SSD and WD Black, well worth the investment for a gamer.

    whoa thats a LOT of money lol
    id rather buy a couple of games than a 128gb ssd
    so the 30gb ssd is out of the question
    i could buy a seagate barracuda and a 60gb ssd but thats 35eur more than the black and 10 more than a 2tb drive:(
  5. USAFRet said:

    For your second question....yes, you could put that in the startup. But that's kind of silly unless you never, ever do anything else with that machine.
    Check email? Come here to Tom's? Google? Everything else would be subservient to the game.

    i kinda dont understand this
    yes sometimes immediately after the startup i go to google but many times i go to a game
    you mean that the hdd will slow me down..?
    hmm
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  7. thanossapiens said:

    i kinda dont understand this
    yes sometimes immediately after the startup i go to google but many times i go to a game
    you mean that the hdd will slow me down..?
    hmm


    I'm not saying it will slow things down. But having a particular game as the default startup application is, IMHO, kinda silly.

    "but will i be able to go directly into the game when the pc boots or will i have to wait for the windows to search the hdd and have less benefit from the ssd then?"

    Put a shortcut on the desktop.
    Start the PC
    Click on the shortcut
    Game starts

    As said...you *could* put it in the startup menu, but then if you want to do *anything* else, you'd have to get out of the game first.

    Get an SSD.
    But not a used, 30gb, Vertex 2. That is pretty a useless drive.
  8. USAFRet said:

    "but will i be able to go directly into the game when the pc boots or will i have to wait for the windows to search the hdd and have less benefit from the ssd then?"

    Put a shortcut on the desktop.
    Start the PC
    Click on the shortcut
    Game starts

    As said...you *could* put it in the startup menu, but then if you want to do *anything* else, you'd have to get out of the game first.


    no no,i meant if i will have to wait for the hdd to "load" first before
    it is usable while i have got into windows from the ssd
    well,anyways, i usually open my pc once a day so IMO the ssd is not worth it
    so, is the seagate MUCH slower than the wd black?
    but the black also has 5yr warranty so i beter take the black then
  9. With a sufficient size SSD (128gb) everything loads faster.

    I have Office 2013 installed on the secondary SSD. Opening a moderately complex Excel file is like lightning. The file is open almost before my finger stops moving from the click.

    May not be worth it for you, but definitely worth it for me.
  10. USAFRet said:
    With a sufficient size SSD (128gb) everything loads faster.

    you mean the things that are stored in the ssd,eh?
    what do u think about using it as cache?
    will 64gb be good enough?
  11. Don't use it as a cache, O/S + your major apps, stick games on HDD.
  12. Must Buy WD caviar red/Black best as well as reliable and get good service if any problem persists
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