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Windows 7: Storage question

20 Apr 2013   #1
Ascendents

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 
Storage question

Hey everyone i have a 128gb SSD as a boot drive but i'm also using it to store my games on and its becoming quite full due to the games i have installed and i wanted a 2nd drive that would be big enough was thinking about a 240gb ssd for my games for speed but deciding on a 1TB hard drive instead since cheaper and much more storage but i want it to be fast even though not ssd fast but good enough still and fairly quiet also i was looking at the WD Black 1TB edition in particular does anyone own this drive and if so how quiet is it also to note i'm using a fractal define r4 computer case so it would be quieter in my case if its quiet in yours one more thing to note if going to recommend a hard drive please meet the criteria of

-1TB Size
-Low Noise
-Speed

i know its a lot asking for low noise and speed from a hard drive but let me know what you guys think

1TB Hard drive - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com


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20 Apr 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm no fan of WD drives, only two failures in last 10-11 years, both WDs. I currently use a Seagate enterprise 500GB version of this: Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0033 1 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com for storage and I don't hear anything.
WD also has the VelociRaptor series which is the fastest SATA 6GBs drive. Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ - Newegg.com

All 7200RPM SATA 6GBs drive will have nearly identical performance. The VelociRaptor is 10,000 RPM.
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20 Apr 2013   #3
Ascendents

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Those seem great but im looking to have $100 as a max price for a hard drive of 1tb
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20 Apr 2013   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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20 Apr 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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20 Apr 2013   #6
Ascendents

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
how does this compare with the western digital black edition in noise and speed?
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20 Apr 2013   #7
OCIR

windows 7 home permium 64 bits
 
 

wd black 1tb 64mb cash sata 6oo/6g hdd frys had them for $79.00 I use 2 of them for games and pic's
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20 Apr 2013   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I like Samsung & Seagate HD's over any Black, Blue, Green, or Red WD !
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20 Apr 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

All 7200RPM-ers will have about 417 micro-second access times.
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20 Apr 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
All 7200RPM-ers will have about 417 micro-second access times.
Gary are you sure with this number. Mine show an access time of 15ms on average. Example: a 7200RPM Seagate


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