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January 10, 2013 2:05:08 PM

hi i want to know about performance 1tb hdd plz suggest i want new one i need it for serious gaming i want one that doesnt slow down if copying something i mean multitasking and which brand is good seagate wd or else thnx

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a b G Storage
January 10, 2013 3:09:13 PM

Western Digital Black Series is for Power Computing as suggested above.

Now, if you really want a real improvement in performance, then get yourself a SSD! :) 
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January 10, 2013 3:10:28 PM

The Seagate Barracuda 1Tb should be a similar drive as well, and is cheaper.

One thing to think about, it the seagate is only a 2 year warranty, and the WD Black is a 5 year warranty. You'll need to decide if it's worth the $25 difference.
January 10, 2013 3:14:29 PM

thnx for replies i dont need anything abt warrant just performance and wd black is 2000rupees expensive thn seagate tell the exact per. dffrnce plz i mean tranfer rate like one drive to another which has fast rate thnx
a c 102 G Storage
January 10, 2013 3:18:55 PM

Load times are a very SMALL part of the gaming experience.

As for MULTITASKING, you'd be best with an SSD for Windows if possible. If it's not in the budget, yes a single 1TB WD Black is a good drive (read my summary for my caveat though), however the 3TB Seagate is also a very good drive (as a second drive; 3TB is problematic as your ONLY drive).

My general recommendation for people goes like this:

Drive #1:
128GB SSD (Windows and applications)

Drive #2:
1TB or greater Hard Drive (STEAM GAMES, Windows drive backup, multimedia)

- I DOWNLOAD to my SSD then anything I keep I transfer to the large Hard Drive (Prevents hard drive having to constantly spin up when I'm on the net)

- I have all my games on a 3TB Seagate drive. This works very well. I have a "STEAM" folder and a separate "GAMES" folder for non-Steam games.

- If you have a Seagate or WD drive, you can get the free Acronis True Image software from their site (I think Seagate has it named differently)
*Make an initial backup that you always keep

- if you buy an SSD you can CLONE your existing OS to it.

- if you get an SSD, update the firmware

- the SEAGATE drive I mentioned also has newer firmware

- WD 1TB Black is fine, but maybe not best value
- Seagate 3TB drive is quite fast (don't forget that a Hard Drive is faster on the outer edge. If a 1TB is near full, the inner files are about HALF the performance as the outer; the 3TB is the same, however at 1TB usage performance is all still very high.)

- SSD (Windows/apps) + HDD (games, mass storage, backups)
- flash firmware on SSD (HDD if available)

January 10, 2013 3:38:26 PM

so basically no dfrnce btwn seagte and wd 7200rpm?and wat is 7200.12 and7200.14

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a b G Storage
January 10, 2013 9:44:42 PM

Seagate is fine. The 12 and 14 are just firmware revisions. Will not make much difference for your purpose. Just make sure it's 7200 rpm....
January 12, 2013 6:30:11 AM

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