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September 20, 2010 9:24:41 PM

:bounce:  Hi The World: Could anyone out there advise me on the difference between the four types of Hard Drives. 1. Western Digital 1002FAEX 2. Raptor Hard Drive 3. SATA 3 Hard Drive 4. 7200 Ram Hard Drive. For speed which one would you advise me to buy for my new computer. My new computer is an Intel i5 760 processor, 4 gigs of DDR 3 Ram, and a hight end motherboard., running on Windows 7.

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September 20, 2010 10:00:30 PM

Hi Allan,

Hard disk drives have different characteristics, physically how large they are, how fast the platters spin, the method of data transfer, and the speed of data transfer. HDD's today spin at 5400, 7200, 10,000, rarely 15,000 RPM. I think that is what you are asking about the 7200 "ram" drive. Essentially all are SATA, and most transfer data at 3 Gb/s (ver 2.0) or recently 6Gb/s (ver 3.0)
The WD raptor is more an enterprise drive which spins at 10,000 RPM transfer rate 3Gb/s or 6Gb/s. The WD 1002FAEX is a high performance 1 TB size, transfer rate at 6Gb/s spinning at 7200 RPM.

For your new computer, I'd buy the WD Caviar 1002FAEX $89 at NewEgg, which will best match your i-5 760 CPU. Great hard disk.
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September 20, 2010 10:03:18 PM

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September 20, 2010 10:04:51 PM

:bounce:  Thank you very much indeed for your answer; I understood what you were talking about; well most of it anyway. By the way are you from Holland?
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a c 104 G Storage
September 21, 2010 1:18:21 AM

allansusan2 said:
:bounce:  Thank you very much indeed for your answer; I understood what you were talking about; well most of it anyway. By the way are you from Holland?


Yes, years ago someone in the ancestry line came from the Netherlands.

I'm sure you will enjoy the WD Cariar Black. They are good, fast performance drives. Lots of guys use them.
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