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Suggesting a HDD

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October 21, 2009 3:29:14 PM

I recently bought a new computer to put together myself and along with it I got an Intel X-25 SSD. There was something wrong with my SSD as it was only detected half the time. When I returned it, newegg say it is already sold out thus they went ahead and refund me the money as opposed to sending it back to me. I was looking for a suggestion on what is a better HDD because certain things of the SSD kinda scares me.

I noticed that most people suggest the:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal

but arent there faster HDD's? What about the 10,000 RPM or the 15,000 RPM?

Budget: under $250
Usage: 40% gaming 40% videos (loaded from hdd) 20% word processing

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a b G Storage
October 22, 2009 9:45:45 AM

Well, definitely not faster than your SSD. You may also want to look into Caviar Blacks from WD. AFAIK the 1TB variant is within your budget.
October 22, 2009 2:54:47 PM

The VelociRaptor falls in your price range too. I would still stick with SSD though. Just because yours had issues doesnt mean its still not a good option. I have 2 30gb Vertex's in raid0 and have had absolutely no issues with them whatsoever and my system has never been faster or more responsive.