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
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 $
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
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!!!...
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...