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December 13, 2008 10:17:15 PM

will a better hard drive improve my puter for gaming. i have pretty much replaced everything but the hard drive and want to squeeze every little bit out. btw i have a 320gb ide.

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December 14, 2008 12:09:27 AM

A better hard drive won't help that much unless you're REALLY low on RAM, although it will speed up loading. Does your board have SATA ports?
December 14, 2008 1:00:59 AM

well, if your drive is more than 50% full now --- then adding another HD wouldn't be a bad idea.

Having a HD for your documents and downloads, and a primary for your OS and programs is always a benefit (albeit --- not always a great benefit)
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December 14, 2008 4:30:07 AM

yea my mobo does have sata, will that speed it up?
December 14, 2008 4:30:35 AM

and its like 13% full
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December 14, 2008 5:56:39 AM

Honestly, you wouldn't notice a ton of improvement. If you really want a faster hard drive, the WD6401 AALS is a good choice. It's cheap and has 640GB, and is quite fast. Still, I don't really see why you want a new one if your current one is only 13% full.
December 14, 2008 6:28:39 AM

only wanted a new if it is goin to improve the speed of the comp while in game. if not i will spend my money else where
February 16, 2009 6:22:49 AM

The scoop... The faster the HDD the more consistant the traffic pool, the speed of the HDD doesn't affect your gaming unless you don't organize any kind of maintenance to rid off fragments that tend to boggle your drive, as mentioned the RAM is what makes the speed possible. *It seems a major factor in HDD performance is heat beit due to overuseage as it's moving parts tend to decline after hrs of gaming, this is true in RAID configs especially. SSDs (solid state drives) have no moving parts, a plus for the next gen hardware, so you might want to try it out as I've heard it has improvements over the conventional HDD... So your answer is yes, a better hard drive is GREAT for gaming but by better I mean you need to run defraging tools, don't boggle your system with useless aps and large files like video/audio (have a seperate drive for those) and you should be gold.... *If your a hard core gamer, get 74 gig raptor for maybe 2 games that you play often and that you require speed, beef up your ram and rock the latest "BRAIN" Intel's I7 platform ;) 
January 10, 2011 7:29:40 PM

hi i have a question are seagate cheetahs 9.2 hard drives any good?
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