Help me get the HDD plz, about to order.


After hearing my friend’s raptor, I sad "No Way" I don’t know what other people are saying, but that thing is loud!

I need an alternative. I made some research about 1 month ago and the new 7200.11 32mb cache hdd looked very good. Would u guys say its the next best thing to a raptor?

I also was originally thinking about going with raid 0, and correct me if I’m wrong, but raid 0 doesn’t give any performance boost in games right? It’s only good if u moving large files from folder to folder or something like that... I want to get 2 hdd one for OS/games and use the other one for movies/music + if one fail I still have the other 1. Looking at the (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11) are all of them the same accept for the size? Will the hdd be faster if I get a smaller hdd for games like 500g and get 1tb for movies/music or will the 500g and 1T work exactly the same?

These are all important questions to me. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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  1. Yeah I agree, the raptor is extremely loud and not worth the price/performance/storage ratio.

    I swear by the seagate drives. Especially the 500GB onces. Don't bother with raid, in my experience its more trouble then its worth. As for having multiple drives each for its own purpose. Once again waste of time.

    Here is my advice,

    == Buy one monster drive say 500gb, or even 1tb if you need it, and have a second one of equal or bigger space and kept in an external enclosure via esata. Setup backup software to backup your data daily or once a week or something as it changes. There are tons of programs out there that does this.

    When your not using the backup/external drive, keep it unplugged and turned off. This is the way to keep your data safe, secure from whatever may happen, viruses that delete pictures and hose the os power surges, leaky ceilings and acts of god.

    That is the best/cheapest route. Easiest to configure and least likely scenario of having any issues. Raid, your asking for trouble especially lost data.

    Hope this helps.
  2. Thanks cranbers.

    I alredy have the 500G exturnal hdd :D

    Hey guys,

    Im looking on newegg at the Seagate Barracuda hdd the 750G one. they sell one for $219.99 (Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM)

    and they sell the other one for $139.99 (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM)

    is there any differenace? the $220 one has the "ES.2" next to its name, and the $140 one has the 7200.11 both are 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard.

    Are they the same? or the $220 one is faster?

  3. Acording to the specs they look both the same as far as speed. But the ES series are Enterprise drives which I believe means they're made for server applications and are made more durable.

    If you want speed get a drive that has 10,000 RPM. But this only really effects load times, and as you said can be louder.
  4. Get 2 drives and RAID 0 em'. You won't look back. Sure it's more complex etc but these are PC's were dealing with.

    I've used RAID 0 for years without any serious problems and couldn't do without the performance boost it gives. You will notice much faster loading times in everything, even the beloved games!

    Then get yourself a 750GB/1TB external drive for backing up your data on the RAID 0 and storing films etc.
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