Solved HDD help? Size and RPMs Tags: Hard Drives Cache Storage Product Last response: April 13, 2012 2:01 PM in Storage Share myth1485 April 12, 2012 5:07:16 PM Here are the candidates for the budget gaming PC I'm hoping to build: Brand: Western Digital Capacity: 500 GB RPM: 7200 Cache: 16 Warrenty: 3 years limited Price: $80 Brand: Seagate Capacity: 1 TB RPM: 7200 Cache: 32 Warrenty: 2 years limited Price: $100 Brand: Seagate Capacity: 1.5 TB RPM: 5900 Cache: 64 Warrenty: 2 years limited Price: $95 Let me know if more info is required. More about : hdd size rpms Best solution foscooter a c 99 G Storage April 12, 2012 5:39:19 PM Well, price wise, the 1.5TB is a better deal. ($/GB) Performance wise, the 1TB is a better deal. Since this will be your only drive in the PC (I assume), then go for the 7200rpm drive. It'll perform a bit better than the 5900rpm drive. If it were for a storage drive, then the 1.5TB would be it. Share catatafish April 12, 2012 6:01:39 PM +1.....#2. m 0 l Related resources GPU Fan at 14000 Rpms HELP! - Forum Help ?!? HDD used space vs. size of files in disk - Forum May be getting new HDD for laptop tomorrow - question about size. - Forum N56jr HDD Caddy size? - Forum 2nd Internal HDD not showing the correct size - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer myth1485 April 12, 2012 6:05:22 PM Great answer! Thank you. So the WD isn't worth it all compared to the other two? m 0 l myth1485 April 12, 2012 6:58:18 PM Best answer selected by myth1485. m 0 l catatafish April 13, 2012 2:01:26 PM myth1485 said:Great answer! Thank you. So the WD isn't worth it all compared to the other two? It's just that for $20 you can have twice the storage and twice the cache. The third option is too slow and the higher cache it has doesn't override the benefit of having a higher spin speed. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFormatting hdd with different byte size? Forum SolvedCache Size Limit Help Forum SolvedHDD size question Forum SolvedHDD showing half size Forum SolvedHP EX-470 After Hack-? Max HDD size ?2T Forum Upgrading HDD to larger size SSD problems Forum SolvedPlz Advise reg Partitioning Size for a new Raw 1 TB HDD Forum 2nd Internal HDD not showing correct size (showing 2TB, should be 4TB) Forum Slow file transfer speed in internal hdd & when downloading large size torrents ;other files present on the drive opens slowly Forum Wrong HDD-size when setting-up RAID10 Forum new hdd detected in BIOS (not it's size) but not n WIN 7 Forum SolvedHDD format to 4k allocation size? Forum What size HDD is most suitable for dual-booting Linux on seperate drive? Forum SolvedHDD size Forum SolvedAsus Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition Case Size Help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !