I'm a cheap college student with poor gaming habits, and I'm still using an HD that has been passed along from computer to computer from a 6 year old pre-built HP computer. Pretty sure it's 200GB and 5400RPM, but honestly I have no idea since I'm too lazy to look up the model number on it and HP doesn't like telling its consumers what they're buying.
Anyway, I was installing Crysis Warhead yesterday via a virtual drive onto my hard drive and it was taking FOREVER. The write time was a whopping 4.5mb/s: That's when I decided it was time to upgrade.
I have about 90 bucks at the most to spend, and I can't for the life of me figure out which of these drives to buy:
The WD drives all seem to vary in price greatly, but it's the model numbers that confuse me. What's the difference between the WD1001FALS and the WD7501AALS? The Spinpoint is really cheap, but I'm seeing that it's one of the fastest non-SSD and non-10k HDs available?
The WD page below lists all of their internal drives and is a pretty good way to see what the high-level differences are between the drives. For more info you can click on a drive link to go to the web page for that drive. On the drive web page, clicking the "Specifications" tab gives you more info and a link to the official PDF specifications document.