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Buying used hdd?

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August 25, 2011 2:10:47 PM

You never know what you will get with used hardware so keep that in mind.
August 25, 2011 2:12:43 PM

i am thinking its a harddrive
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August 25, 2011 2:16:32 PM

I wouldn't bother with the Raptor as new 7200 RPM 1 TB and larger drives are faster. The SAS drive is faster than the Raptor, but you need a SAS controller and very few gaming systems do. Have you considered a brand new fast 500 GB or larger SATA hard disk?
August 25, 2011 3:14:23 PM

GhislainG said:
I wouldn't bother with the Raptor as new 7200 RPM 1 TB and larger drives are faster. The SAS drive is faster than the Raptor, but you need a SAS controller and very few gaming systems do. Have you considered a brand new fast 500 GB or larger SATA hard disk?



the motherboard will be asrock fatalty p67 so i dont think it has santa 6gb
August 25, 2011 3:23:48 PM

well, i dont know what pounds = dollars, ill guess it is still more than our green back. so ill say starting bid is 40$ that doesnt mean you will get it. for 40, you can get new drives on sale.

i wrestled with buying a used large fast drive for my gaming rig, but i just couldnt get past the fact that is was/is used... why are they selling it? must be a reason, and well, brain just went nuts on possibilities, and i bought a new drive.

i bought this..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i got it on sale for 54.99$USD. for that point, there are a ton of good drives, that are new.
a b 4 Gaming
August 25, 2011 5:30:18 PM

robin banks uk said:
the motherboard will be asrock fatalty p67 so i dont think it has santa 6gb

You can connect a hard disk with a SATA 6 gb/s interface to a SATA 3 gb/s port. The fastest hard disk can't even saturate a 3 gb/s SATA port.
August 25, 2011 6:03:16 PM

I would buy a new fast 2T drive such as the WD caviar black which would be faster than the Raptors as well as having much larger storage space. I know that this is a more expensive option but it is not that much more than the second option you gave.
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