What is the best 7200 drive around for gaming? I'm looking into building a new rig and am stumped on what hard drive to get. Obviously the best would be an SSD or failing that a raptor 10K RAID 0. but I'm more interested an a single drive solution.
Samsung F1, F3 Seagate 7200.12 WD
etc. any ideas as to what is the best single drive? I know i could use the Toms charts for it, but I don't really want to go through 14 pages of charts that I can't effectively sum up (i.e. most of the time I don't know whats going on)
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Right now, my choice would probably be either the Seagate 7200.12 or the WD Caviar Black.
I'm after a single drive solution. I had a RAID 0 setup before and it decided one day that it didn't want to work. que me using winXP rescue only to find that when entering you not only have to get the floppy for the SATA drivers but also have to load the RAID drives again. I forgot I had a RAID setup and it kindly wiped one of the drives destroying the array.
If you're using Vista or 7, you don't have to worry about that - they have built-in drivers for Intel RAID.