Is the Caviar Blue good for gaming?

Needing to know what HDD to pick up. Or would you recommend a different HDD?
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  1. Any hard drive works for gaming, just buy one. I've owned every brand there is, some have failed early, most have not. Eventually every one fails, just like we will all die eventually.
  2. I do favor WD drives....

    - the Blue series is a nice starting point
    - the Black series provides a slight performance edge and longer warranty
    - I used the Raptor 10k RPM drives for most of my builds the last couple years, but, with SSD prices falling those drives have now faded into irrelevance for future builds

    - the Green's are great for super high capacity at the lowest possible price, I use 'em for image backups and archiving
  3. MDXX said:
    Needing to know what HDD to pick up. Or would you recommend a different HDD?

    I would recommend WD Caviar Black 500GB - 4TB:
  4. Ouch. 60$~ is all i have to spend
  5. If you're in the U.S., Newegg has sales on hard drives every week. You can frequently get a 1 TB for $60 or so. Yesterday a deal expired at Newegg for a "Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, Blue - OEM" for $59.99.
  6. I've had no problem with Caviar Greens. I use two of their 3 TB drives (WDC WD30EZRX-00DC0B0) on my server and get 113 MB/second read/write speeds when copying over very large video files (3-12 GB) across my Gbps network. But it's been a couple of years since I've used their 1 TB drives and cannot remember what my read/write speeds were on those.
  7. For $60 a WD Blue is a great choice.
  8. My case is the rosewill challenger. Will i need a oem hdd or non oem??
  9. OEM hard drive means it comes "bare drive" Only, no SATA cable and no mounting screws n hardware.....

    So, you SHOULD have the cable and screws available to you that came with your case and/or motherboard. So, ahead and order the OEM version, it will be slightly cheaper that the full retail packaged box (or yeah, the OEM doesn't come in the pretty retail box either, just a plain carrier...)
  10. I cant figure out how many sata cables my mobo comes with

    Asus m5a97 r2.0

    If it doesnt im going to have to order some
  11. Best answer
    Look at the last photo, contents of the box, appears to be two (2) SATA cables included. That seems about right. One for DVD drive and one for your hard disk drive. If you have more drives, then you'll need to order a few more cables...

    (ACTUALLY, if you need an additional cable just order the Full Retail version of the hard disk. This will include a SATA cable, and is Usually cheaper than ordering the extra SATA cable separately...)
  12. Thanks for the help ol chap! Ordering the rest of my build this weekend. First build ever!

    Anywhere i can post pics to get comments on it somewhere??
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