Hard disk Dilemma ... Suggestions needed Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital SATA Storage Product Last response: October 27, 2011 7:18 PM in Storage Share scapegoat_44 October 26, 2011 3:40:31 PM Hiya , I'm planning to retire my 160GB Seagate HDD that has served me good for 3 years . So , basically i'm looking for a new hard drive and these three hard disks caught my eye . Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA Desktop Hard drive (WD10EARX) http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Western+Digital+Cavia...(WD10EARX)_C12P12449.html Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB SATA Desktop Hard drive (ST31000524AS) http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Seagate+Barracuda+1TB...(ST31000524AS)_C12P10232.html Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA Hard Drives (WD1002FAEX) http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Western+Digital+Cavia...(WD1002FAEX)_C12P9061.html Country of Origin : India I do a lot of gaming and i would love to know the pros and cons of these disks I'm also looking to replace my iball PSU with a good unit and I found this to be a good deal Corsair Gaming Series Gold 800W Power Supply (CMPSU-800G) http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Corsair+Gaming+Series...(CMPSU-800G)_C14P9351.html Can this unit power an i5 based system with a couple of GTX460s' without any problem ?? I'm welcome to any other suggestions but i would love to stay below 6000 INR for the PSU Cheers guys . More about : hard disk dilemma suggestions needed Pyree a b G Storage October 26, 2011 4:59:12 PM I will go for the Caviar Black because you are using it as a system drive. The PSU should be able to power what you have. scapegoat_44 October 26, 2011 6:05:02 PM Pyree said:I will go for the Caviar Black because you are using it as a system drive. The PSU should be able to power what you have. What s the difference between the Green and black versions of the HDD ?? I don't have an i5 based system yet but i'm planning on investing in a new PSU for the soon to be build rig . Thanks again Related resources some suggestion needed for psu and hard disk. please help - Forum Please Suggest me to buy new hard disk - Forum Need suggestion on buying hard disk for laptop - Forum Suggestions about a dying Hard Disk - Forum External Hard Disk not initialized, Data Recovery needed - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Chainzsaw a b G Storage October 26, 2011 7:26:53 PM The green drives run slower. Then Black drives are "high performance" HDD's. Green drives are good for storage...where as black drives are good for OS/programs. scapegoat_44 October 26, 2011 7:34:34 PM Chainzsaw said:The green drives run slower. Then Black drives are "high performance" HDD's. Green drives are good for storage...where as black drives are good for OS/programs. Does that imply i could see some noticeable performance gain when using WD Caviar black over WD caviar green in gaming ??? Chainzsaw a b G Storage October 26, 2011 7:54:00 PM You won't notice performance gains, but you will notice shorter level load times, decreased boot up time, and slightly faster opening of programs. RetiredChief a c 353 G Storage October 26, 2011 7:54:52 PM I' know your india, but if I were you I'd be more interested in reliability. The "Green" WD 2 TB drive has a Horrible Dissaisfaction rating at Newegg. For WD I'd go with the "Black" versions only, Higher quality. Yes it is also faster as far as how noticable - some, but probably not a lot. My preference for HDD is the Samsung F3, but only goes upto 1 TB. Added, My response on a simular post earlier today: For WD I only buy their "Black" models. Looking at the "Green" model it has a very High dissatisfaction rating @ Newegg, Like 33% 1 gg - ouch. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] k=WD20EARX Compared too: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185 mlg626 October 27, 2011 12:32:31 PM I complete agree with CMSgt. WD Black or Samsung F3. SATA 6.0Gb/s, 7200 RPM,Cache of 64MB is as good as it gets for mechanical HDD. RetiredChief a c 353 G Storage October 27, 2011 12:47:19 PM The Samsung F3 is a sata II HDDs w/32 MB cache, BUT STill highly recommended. Fixed links. scapegoat_44 October 27, 2011 6:02:40 PM RetiredChief said:The Samsung F3 is a sata II HDDs w/32 MB cache, BUT STill highly recommended. Fixed links. " But still highly recommended " --- Something wrong with SATA II ? ( do elaborate , i dunno tis kind of stuff ) It would be kinda difficult to find Samsung F3 in my hometown , so i did not list it in my preferences . But if the WD caviar black is on par with the Samsung Spinpoint , I can easily go for it .. Any thoughts about the PSU ?? Quote:Fixed links Links are posting some error !! RetiredChief a c 353 G Storage October 27, 2011 6:55:18 PM Some think that Sata III HDD is faster than SATA II, Not true, Sata III HDD on sata III port only has a performance boost for burst speed which does not affect overall performance that much. If F3 not available, go for the WD Black. If you can find it still available as a sata II drive and it is cheaper than the Sata III go for it. scapegoat_44 October 27, 2011 7:18:40 PM RetiredChief said:Some think that Sata III HDD is faster than SATA II, Not true, Sata III HDD on sata III port only has a performance boost for burst speed which does not affect overall performance that much. If F3 not available, go for the WD Black. If you can find it still available as a sata II drive and it is cheaper than the Sata III go for it. Thanks mate Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources motherboard dilemma, need suggestions. Forum SolvedWhy do you need to degauss a hard drive disk when you can just smash it with a hammer? Forum Solvedhow to open a hard disk in a system that says it needs to be formatted? 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