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Best Hard Mechanical Hard Drive at $60/$70

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December 27, 2012 12:39:39 AM

^title.

No more than $70 please, will be used for gaming.
December 27, 2012 1:09:28 AM

bump I'm buying my system tonight
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December 27, 2012 1:32:06 AM

Yep. A western digital blue is what I was going to recommend.
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December 27, 2012 9:47:01 PM

Is there anything faster nearer to $70? I have no plans for going for an SSD until they're as cheap as RAM :D 
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December 27, 2012 10:07:21 PM

You are going to have to wait a loooooong time for that to happen bud :p  sorry to burst your bubble.
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December 27, 2012 10:14:16 PM

darkbubble said:
You are going to have to wait a loooooong time for that to happen bud :p  sorry to burst your bubble.


You can ignore the statement and answer the question :D 
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December 28, 2012 12:37:53 AM

Purchasing part tonight for weekend build, please reply ASAP. Is the one I linked ok or should I go with the WD Blue 1 TB?
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December 28, 2012 12:48:49 AM

Up to you and what you want to pay. The 1TB Blue will be faster in sequential reads and writes, but it's seek speed is nothing to write home about :D . If you do go for the 1TB BLUE, make sure you get that specific model, WD10EZEX as it has the single 1TB platter.
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December 28, 2012 12:57:13 AM

Ok, either the:

WD Blue 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA III 64 MB
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA III 64 MB
Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB 7200 RPM SATA III 64 MB
Or a 500 GB WD Black

If no one intervenes I'm getting the Barracuda 1 TB in an hour.
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December 28, 2012 1:09:19 AM

redtailed said:
Up to you and what you want to pay. The 1TB Blue will be faster in sequential reads and writes, but it's seek speed is nothing to write home about :D . If you do go for the 1TB BLUE, make sure you get that specific model, WD10EZEX as it has the single 1TB platter.


Please see my previous post. I want the fastest hard drive. Uses will be gaming, audio production, and occasional video editing. Please respond with your recommendation ASAP. Thanks.
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December 28, 2012 1:19:16 AM

I don't know much about this Seagate. It's performance looks good on paper. I have never been very happy with Seagate drives, so I am biased and haven't had experience with them for a while. Perhaps someone who has this a drive from this series can speak up (now).
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December 28, 2012 1:30:28 AM

redtailed said:
I don't know much about this Seagate. It's performance looks good on paper. I have never been very happy with Seagate drives, so I am biased and haven't had experience with them for a while. Perhaps someone who has this a drive from this series can speak up (now).


With an emphasis on the NOW.
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December 28, 2012 1:41:00 AM

This is just from my personal experience (maybe bad luck maybe not) Seagates have failed me enough times to keep me away from them. WD blue is the most reliable.
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December 28, 2012 2:07:48 AM

OK. How about around 50% rated the Seagate 5 star and around 18% 1 star.
For the WD Blue around 73% 5 star, 3% 1 star.

For performance, here are a couple of HDTune on both drives:

Seagate:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1301561/erratic-hdtune-stran...

WDC (1/2 way down the page).

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/4269-show-u...

Note the Seagate access time is biased because the tests only goes out to 1TB and doesn't include the last 500 GB of the drive where the seek times are slower.

Anyhow, good luck!
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December 28, 2012 2:36:59 AM

Best answer selected by ROUGHRIDER13.
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