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February 15, 2012 8:53:01 PM

What would be a Better hard drive at the moment i have a western digital blue 7200rpm 500gb 6gb/s drive ( )

Was thinking of upgrading to a Western digital black 1.5TB ( )

Or western digital VelociRaptor 450gb i know its a lot smaller ( )

Wanted to know which one would be faster i how loud they are and what is the better drive all around was also going to add a small 60-120gb SSD for my OS and such and put music / games and stuff on the other drive please tell me if you have any advice on doing that.

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February 15, 2012 9:55:55 PM

in my 2 units I have SSD's and WD 10K VelociRaptors in them.
one also have a third HDD a Barracuda in one of them too.

the WD Veloci 10K is of course faster than the WD DB 7.2K.
and the VelociRaptor is a quiet 2.5" in a adapter kit for 3.5" drives spaces.

right now the prices off HDD are more ratio wise than SSD's, it's crazy.
gonna be like that for the rest of the year.

with a SSD the you can get away with the WD DB (digital blue) and just leave the WD 10K VelociRaptor alone.

60GB SSD is enough for OS and a few important apps, 7.6 WEI
90GB better (as bigger is better with SSD) and score 7.7
and so on.

then create folders on the HDD (digital blue or velociraptor) and use those folders as installs for other software including games.
SSD for you OS, security suite and so on.

Should i wait to get better HDD and stick with my blue for a while and a small ssd since the price is high atm i know at one point a 1 tb wd black was $70 and now its around $160 dont really know why.
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February 15, 2012 9:57:21 PM

1905749,2,644818 said:
in my 2 units I have SSD's and WD 10K VelociRaptors in them And AMD FX 8150 is supreme.

8150 @ stock
Metro- min-27 max-60 avg-43
BFBC2- min-45 max-94 avg-65
Crysis2- min-42 max-91 avg-58
Lost Planet2- avg-33
Dirt3- min-75 avg-99
Cinebench- 5.84

i5 2500K @ stock
Metro- min-27 max-59 avg-43
BFBC2- min-44 max-97 avg-65
Crysis2-min-36 max-88 avg-62
LostPlanet2- avg-34
Dirt3- min-79 avg-105
Cinebench- 5.12

Looks like BD fx - 8150 and i5 2500k are pretty similar in terms of gaming performance add in the additional average cost of an Intel platform and slightly higher cost of the 8150 chip and looks like AMD and Intel offer up pretty even results on average as far as gaming as I have outlined and double certified above with link provided.
February 15, 2012 10:01:55 PM

Alright since il probbly run most the important things off the ssd should i just get a big 2tb wd black for storage and not a veloci when it comes it
February 15, 2012 10:02:26 PM

atari 2600
still wrong....that intel is better

but you have no proof
February 15, 2012 10:09:03 PM

thanks for the help and also wtf is atari trying to do i don't get it.
And btw things like fraps Rape your hdd :/ 
February 15, 2012 10:09:14 PM

Best answer selected by Senpepe.
February 15, 2012 10:10:17 PM

I see your still ruining other peoples' threads with your childish ignorance.

Ignorant maybe but the truth absolutely 100% and you will never shut me down from spreading the truth.
February 15, 2012 10:11:56 PM

atari 2600 said:
Ignorant maybe but the truth absolutely 100% and you will never shut me down from spreading the truth.

What truth if your trying to troll you need to go back to troll school cuz your terrible at it.
February 15, 2012 10:17:37 PM

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