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What is the best mechanical hdd in 500gb to 1tb size?

Last response: in Storage
November 9, 2010 11:40:33 AM

i would like to know the fastest non ssd hdd as far read/write/transfer rates for video encoding and games

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a b G Storage
November 9, 2010 12:37:48 PM

Fastest would be the VelociRaptors from WD. Then it would be the WD Caviar Blacks. The Velociraptors dont offer much price/GB value. Because of that the Caviar Blacks are the best. I am not sure if they are available in 500GB. But you can check the website for it.
a b G Storage
November 9, 2010 7:20:51 PM

true but there are some kick-ass other hdd's:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB

Once again my Barracudas challenge you Spinpoints. :) 
The velociraptors may not have much more than the Spinpoints or Barracudas on disk transfer, however they have massively better seek times making then much better for dealing with small files.
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November 10, 2010 12:13:20 AM

great thanks guys
November 10, 2010 12:13:32 AM

Best answer selected by kamui4697.