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November 15, 2011 7:23:21 PM

Ok I recently purchased a hauppauge hd-pvr and I am going to buy a new HDD and a housing to store the HD video... I have narrowed it down to 2 HDDs

Western Digital 2TB 32MB Cache Black Caviar

Western Digital 3TB 64MB Cache Green Caviar

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November 15, 2011 7:28:57 PM

Right now is a TERRIBLE time to buy a HDD. main difference between the 2 is that the Black Caviar spins much faster and gets better speeds then the green. I HIGHLY recommend Black Caviar drives (got 2 2TB drives myself)
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November 15, 2011 7:33:38 PM

I have the two WD Green Caviar Drives. One is 1.5TB, the other is 2TB. They playback HD video to a single device fine and could easily a second device. Don't know how many feeds you could record at once though.

The black drives are faster though, so get whatever fits your needs.
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November 16, 2011 2:55:14 PM

Yeah just like prvtchurch said, right now it is indeed a terrible time to buy a OEM HDD.

But one thing here.. why the heck would someone need speed if he is just going to use the disk for storage purpose only ? :S
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November 16, 2011 2:59:02 PM

B/C he has a HD-PVR which records HD video with little compression so he will need high data transfer rates.
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November 16, 2011 3:00:49 PM

nordlead said:
Don't know how many feeds you could record at once though.


That's an interesting question, anyone with the Ceton card have any input?
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