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January 1, 2013 9:07:23 AM

hey, is there any difference between these to hard rives other than the size, I am not too bothered about the space if I had to choose one but I just want to know which one will perform better:

750GB Western Digital WD7500BPKT Scorpio Black, 2.5", 9.5 mm, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 4ms
1TB Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black, SATA III 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8ms

my build is:

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge)
Sapphire radeon 7850 2GB
Gigabyte Z77-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
XFX Pro 650W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (CMX8GX3M2A1600C11)
Cooler Master Elite 430 Windowed Case
Resolution: 1680x1050

any help appreciated

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a c 82 G Storage
January 1, 2013 1:20:13 PM

The first one is a laptop hard drive, but I guess you knew that already.
Going on specs alone my money would go on the second one, provided that your motherboard is equipped with SATA III ports (which it is).
a c 501 G Storage
January 1, 2013 1:26:30 PM

Agreed, while the laptop drive is a little quieter, it has an average seek time of 12ms compared to 8.9ms for the 3.5 inch. Both have 5 year warranties and are good drives, but the 3.5 inch makes a bit more noise than the slower laptop drive.
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January 1, 2013 1:41:09 PM

No I didn't know that the first one was a laptop hard drive, glad I asked now thanks for the info, I will get the 1TB one
January 1, 2013 1:44:29 PM

ssd+hdd all the way