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Samsung SpinPoint F4EG 2TB vs. WD Caviar Black 2TB

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August 3, 2012 9:38:22 AM

Hi Everyone,

My situation is as follows:

I would like a new hard drive to record Fraps videos onto. I've heard the HDD needs to have a fast read/write speed and not be external (like my current setup) and not be onto the same HDD where Fraps or the game is installed.

I have tested my current HDD which is a 500GB Seagate 7200.12 and it is read/writing at about 120MB/sec. Now obviously for some reason, you can't record onto the same HDD as Fraps is installed because it lags a lot.

I have been searching around endlessly to find out that Green Eco drives are no good because they 'go to sleep'?

Which HDD should I buy?

The F4EG is around £85 and the Caviar Black is around £120. Both 2TB HDDs. My budget is around £100.

Feel free to add any more HDDs you think would be suited to my situation.

My System:
CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
RAM: 4GB
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC
HDD1: Seagate 500GB 7200.12
HDD2 (USB ext): 1TB WD My Book Elite

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August 3, 2012 2:55:01 PM

Is the 5400 RPM of the Samsung F4 fast enough for you? I wouldn't use one outside of a media server.

I'm looking at a Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB for £112. Also look at the Samsung F3 on overclockers.co.uk for only £67 it's only 1TB but is 7200rpm and solid as a damn rock.