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August 6, 2010 8:37:18 PM

I built a PC recently (been a Mac guy for past 10 years) and have discovered the joy of gaming options. Since I'm now using Steam, D2D, et all now, I thought it would be best to buy a good 2nd drive for game storage. In the past 72 hours I bought Mass Effect 1+2, Fallout 3 GOTY and others, so space is flying by and I don't like filling up my main HDD too much.

Any recommendations?

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OS: Win 7 64-bit

Main HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500g

Budget: Prefer to stay $100 or under if possible.

Size: Sure, 2TB is optimal, but I'd give in if it meant a good increase in performance.

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a b G Storage
August 6, 2010 8:44:20 PM

I have a 1tb western digitial black and it works very well. its a bit over your $100 price range, but it is a really nice drive and i've had no problems with it yet
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a b G Storage
August 6, 2010 9:01:08 PM

The spinpoint is also an excellent drive and i would find it hard to pick between it and the WD Black
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August 6, 2010 9:08:45 PM

BTW, can someone link to a SATA cable on NewEgg for this drive? Just was looking and I don't have one. Not sure what one I need.



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a b G Storage
August 6, 2010 9:10:01 PM

unless you get an OEM version of the drive, it should come with a SATA cable
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August 6, 2010 9:18:38 PM

Yeah, both drives are bare bones. The packaged version was much more than a couple dollar cable I think.

Might try the Samsung. Tough call.
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a b G Storage
August 6, 2010 9:36:43 PM

you cant go wrong with either choice
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August 13, 2010 2:20:25 AM

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