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Best hard-disk for a gaming PC?

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  • Western Digital
  • Gaming
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October 28, 2009 6:54:58 PM

Hi all, I am looking for the current's fastest SATA disk for gaming (single hard-disk, no RAID). Is the Western-Digital Velociraptor 300GB 10K RPM still the best? What about the new WD RE4-GP 2TB, is it worth the extra-high premium price? I'm torn these disks and the venerable WD Caviar Black. series. Is there any other model I should look at?

Thanks in advance!

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October 28, 2009 11:56:19 PM

how much space are you looking for ?
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October 29, 2009 12:10:46 PM

Space is not an issue, I am looking for speed.
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October 29, 2009 1:08:52 PM

My opinion:

2 x Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB in RAID 0
(This will be for your OS and games. The Spinpoint is a single platter HDD, which makes it fast.)
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WD Caviar Black/Blue 1TB (for data)

Total cost : approx $200.00

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Kingston SSDNow 64GB SATA II 2.5" SSD (for OS + games)
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WD Caviar Black/Blue 1TB (for data)

Total cost: approx $230.00

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4 x Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB in RAID 0+1

This solution will give you only 1 TB HDD space, but it will give you the speed of RAID 0 and the reliability of RAID 1. IMO, 1TB is enough for now.

Total Cost: Approx. $200.00
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October 29, 2009 6:18:55 PM

Thanks, those are great options! But I think I'll end up spending a bit more than I expected, I'm going to buy an Intel X25-M 80GB + WD Caviar Black 1TB. That will set me back 500+ dollars.
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