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April 25, 2012 3:24:25 PM

Hello,

I'm picking a HDD for storage today, hope someone can give a suggestion.

Cacviar black 1TB or Ecogreen F4 2TB??

They are $110 and $120 on Newegg.com now, don't think F4 is much slower than Caviar Black but still need u guys give some thoughts.

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a b G Storage
April 25, 2012 3:27:04 PM

What is the purpose of the drive?
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April 25, 2012 3:28:13 PM

wow quick reply man, thx.

It's mainly for torrent download, 1080p playback, video storage.
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a b G Storage
April 25, 2012 3:28:50 PM

If you're putting games on the drive, get the Caviar Black. You'll appreciate the faster read speeds.

If you just want a ton of storage for DVD rips and such, get the Ecogreen. Even the slowest HDD on the planet is plenty fast to play a movie without issue.
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April 25, 2012 3:30:46 PM

willard said:
If you're putting games on the drive, get the Caviar Black. You'll appreciate the faster read speeds.

If you just want a ton of storage for DVD rips and such, get the Ecogreen. Even the slowest HDD on the planet is plenty fast to play a movie without issue.



Does winRAR decompression speed affected by hard drive??
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April 25, 2012 3:31:03 PM

tomatthe said:
What is the purpose of the drive?


wow quick reply man, thx.

It's mainly for torrent download, 1080p playback, video storage.
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April 25, 2012 3:32:33 PM

I have a M4 64GB SSD for OS, the HDD I'm buying today is just for video, music storage.
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a b G Storage
April 25, 2012 3:32:37 PM

thegamecpt said:
Does winRAR decompression speed affected by hard drive??

Yes, if your CPU is fast enough the drive will become the bottleneck. Differences could be fairly significant, but still, decompressing a few gigabytes should only take a minute or two.
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April 25, 2012 3:36:00 PM

If you are buying a HDD today, which one would you buy? F4 or Back?
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a b G Storage
April 25, 2012 3:36:07 PM

If all you want the drive for is HD video storage, I'd go with the 2TB. I've got a 1TB and 1.5TB in my main system, and it got full with only a few hundred movies and about a dozen TV shows (all episodes). Going to buy 10TB more once prices get back to normal later this year or early next.

I don't like deleting things. I guess you could call me a digital hoarder.
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April 25, 2012 3:39:35 PM

Are your drives 7200 or 5400RPM? Can you really feel the speed difference??
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a b G Storage
April 25, 2012 3:42:25 PM

All my drives are 7200RPM. Both were home to games at some point, and I needed the throughput. Now that I've got 184GB of SSDs in my system, all they do is store media. If I were buying the drives today, I'd go with whichever drives got me the most storage for my money. Maybe spend 10% more or so to get slightly faster drives just so I wasn't scraping the bottom of the barrel on performance.
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April 25, 2012 3:47:08 PM

Thx for quick reply man, I think I will get Ecogreen F4 today.
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April 25, 2012 3:50:32 PM

Best answer selected by thegamecpt.
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