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October 27, 2011 12:29:27 AM

i am aware that prices are sky rocketing i dont know if i should buy now or in a month. I dont know to much about HDD and im new to building but i got one fo these 2 in mind. Keep in mind this build will be going for gaming.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


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Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARX 750GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Or anyone got somethign else in mind im trying to stay below 100 $

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October 27, 2011 12:47:45 AM

The WD Black and the Samsung F3 are faster than the WD Green. For $100 you can buy a 1 TB or larger hard disk.
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October 27, 2011 12:48:50 AM

where at ? can you post a link to them plz. Thnx
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October 27, 2011 12:56:49 AM

For Western digital, the best is the Blacks. followed by the Blues then the Greens for storage and low heat/power drives.

Generally the Greens have longer access times(takes longer for the head to get to the needed data) then the blue and black drives.

I am not sure if the Blacks are faster now(I know the 2tb one is very fast and hot), but my blue 1tb was in fact faster then a single 640gb Black was.

As for the prices, yes they are on the way up, i watched a Seagate drive that I had picked up for basic pc systems go from about 50-60(ST31000524AS) dollars to 100 dollars in a matter of days. This is due to a supply issue from the flooding overseas
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October 27, 2011 1:04:27 AM

Here the Spec you should look forward to getting a gaming HDD:
1TB(Or 500GB at least)
64MB Cache(Only comes in 6Gb/s)
6Gb/s (This(The Gb/s) doesn't really matters as it doesn't improve performance at all)
Quiet(The WD Green is quiet)
3.5" size(Better performance than those 2.5" - Not those 2.5 SSD)

Note: If you just want to game than a SSD is recommended... Get a "Vertex 3 120GB Max IOPS" because it's one of the best right now for performance...
BTW, If you see 1TB over $100, dont buy because in the last few week, it rise $40(I Saw one from $120 to $160) Average or so... SSD is the better choice!!!...
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October 27, 2011 2:44:25 AM

F*** HDD now lol, SSD is a better option unless price is rising as too(Probably twice more than HDD if it rise)... Price is increasing rapidly(By 10-20% or so) due to japan and other city/country near it... Extra money going to help them...
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October 27, 2011 12:18:47 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Will be the best bet for you right now. Or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if you do not mind the Recertified. The only thing better, minus a bigger one is SSD. Which considering you budget is not feasible. Unless you only need 60GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I personally would wait for the prices to drop because there are much higher then normal.
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October 27, 2011 5:24:14 PM

darn . I need an HDD lol, i don't got any so either way i am stuck. I am wondering if there will be any good ones at the end of November or if they will get higher.
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