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Windows 7: Confusion concerning hard drives

26 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
Confusion concerning hard drives


I want to buy a second harddrive which I will be using for games.
At the moment I am a bit confused.

I currently got a Western Digital "WDC WD10EACS-00D6B0" Green caviar I believe.
Now I want to get something that got 7200 rpm or higher. (like WD velociraptors)

Would I be able to use those? As they probably use a different type of connection?

I got the following motherboard: MicroStar-7502

I am just a bit confused so some explaining would be helpfull.

Thank you.


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26 Jul 2011   #2

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You should be fine for the plug in that board is new enough to have sata's on it.
I don't think you should bother spending the money on a raptor though.
A caviar black would probably do fine for you, and you could get a hell of a lot more space for less money.
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26 Jul 2011   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

You present drive uses a SATA II 3 Gbs interface. The VelociRaptors are available in SATA II 3 Gbs and SATA III 6Gbs and both will work on your system but will be at the 3 Gbs speed. Another good choice would be the Caviar Black which also come in both interface speeds. No real advantage to the SATA III 6 Gbs interface since the drive wont preform that fast.

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31 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 Bit

Okay, that answered my question.

Thank you both for your help.
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