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 ~$75 and size of the disk doesn't matter (surely it would be over 500GB).
If there is a clear cut winner here, please let me know, otherwise could someone point me toward some recent benchmarks.
Thanks in advance!!
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Well. for 75$ you're probably not going to get a raptor. but as far as your price range goes there's a good 7200 RPM Western digital performance drive for sale on newegg right now for 69.99$
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).
Is the WD 640GB Black faster than the 750GB Black? I thought I've read somewhere that the 640 was the better/faster drive?