Can anyone give me suggestions on the fastest platter based HDD? I'm building a new rig and don't quite have the money for a SSD at the moment and figured that would be an easier upgrade down the road as opposed to a new cpu or video card or what not.
My budget would ~$75 and size of the disk doesn't matter (surely it would be over 500GB).
If there is a clear cut winner here, please let me know, otherwise could someone point me toward some recent benchmarks.
For that price, I'd lean towards a 1TB 7200.12 from Seagate, or a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. I don't believe you can get a 150GB Velociraptor for that price though (the fastest consumer-level hard drive).