Solved Best HDD for price and needs? Tags: Storage Hard Drives Last response: April 29, 2014 6:52 AM in Storage Share mikmik91 April 29, 2014 6:42:04 AM I currently have a 120gb samsung evo ssd(thanks amazon for going on sale 2 weeks after I buy it) I'm looking for a storage option for games and movies. I need at least 1tb, but maybe should i go for 2tb? Also, should I go for 7200 or 5400? Furthermore, i want to know what brand and where to get because no matter how hard I dig, i find reports of bad drives and I'm scared to invest time and effort only to rma multiple times. again, I'd like to stress that this is purely for storage. I plan to keep my os and any other frequently used things on the ssd. Programs, games, music and movies will be going in this new drive. More about : hdd price Reply to mikmik91 laviniuc a b G Storage April 29, 2014 6:51:36 AM you would want a 7200rpm drive only if you use it as a os/system drive where they are 20-30% faster compared to 5400rpm drives. since you have the ssd for that anyway a 5400rpm one is plenty. you will not be affected by the speed difference. Reply to laviniuc m 0 l Best solution lowriderflow April 29, 2014 6:52:06 AM hop on newegg and check out the western digital green or blue drives. either will be fine for you. they'll be 7200rpm and 64mb cache, taht's the minimum specs on any hard drive these days. 1 TB drive are generally like $60. 2tb might be $70 or so. Reply to lowriderflow Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedWhat is the best price to performance ssd when paired with a 1tb hdd? Forum Best gaming PC for my "needs" and price Forum SolvedBest Red & Black PC build for my price Range and needs? Forum Best storage/price ratio HDD Forum Best SSD or HDD for $100 price range Forum Looking for the best price per TB for a quality internal HDD Forum Best Video Card For My Build Needs and Price Forum Is This the Best Price and Performance HDD? Forum Is This the Best Price and Performance HDD? Forum Best HDD for Performance,Space&Price? Forum What's the best internal HDD for my build (price)? Forum PS3 Super Slim Needs Budget-Priced External HDD. Options? Forum SolvedBuilding the "best" price/performance €1000 gaming rig! need advice! Forum SolvedNeed help choosing new parts for best price to performance. Forum SolvedBest graphics card for price + with no cooler relplacement need Forum SolvedHP dv6z vs. Y470p : Best buy for the price? (need advice by 2/14!) Forum Need to know what components are best for upgrading my iBUYPOWER PC Price limit is $300 or under Forum Solvedregular ATX,micro ATX,mini ATX, which got best price/performance ratio? Forum SolvedBest build at the price tag 1000$-1200$ Forum SolvedNewbie needs help ssd & hdd?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !