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Hard disk Dilemma ... Suggestions needed

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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 .
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.
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 :) 
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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.
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 ???
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.
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
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.
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.
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 ??

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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.
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 :) 
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