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June 25, 2012 3:21:06 AM

I will soon order parts to build a new PC and was wondering why this HDD was so cheap. Is there any reason this HDD would be bad for gaming? I noticed it is 7200 RPM and 64Mb cache... It is 1.5tb for $90. Or I could spend $30 more for a WD Caviar Black and also get 50% less room. What are your guys thoughts? I am ordering parts tonight so quick advice/responses would be appreciate. Thanks

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a c 200 G Storage
June 25, 2012 3:25:28 AM

It's a decent deal,1.5 for 90.00,not bad.
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June 25, 2012 3:26:17 AM

Is it as good as a WD Black for gaming though?
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a c 200 G Storage
June 25, 2012 3:27:55 AM

You would not have a noticeable difference gaming but i think WD drives are more reliable.IMO
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a b G Storage
June 25, 2012 3:33:26 AM

the reason why caviar black is recommended is due to its warranty, and % chance of DOA is alot lower. other than that, your paying for about the same thing.
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June 25, 2012 3:36:01 AM

I've had good luck with both.I have two seagates as my video storage right now.I boot from my ssd.
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June 25, 2012 3:53:32 AM

So what do you guys think. Is it worth saving $30 and gaining 50% more storage? Also why doesn't the seagate have a name in the desciption, like Barracuda or one of the other lines that seagate makes
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June 25, 2012 4:00:06 AM

link just sends me to newegg.com for some reason
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a b G Storage
June 25, 2012 4:00:54 AM

just search ST1500DM003 on newegg if it doesnt work
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June 26, 2012 7:42:54 AM

Best answer selected by Matt1990.
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