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Windows 7: Fast Storage HDD

08 Nov 2012   #1
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Fast Storage HDD

Can anyone recommend a fast HDD for storage ? I don't want to big as probably in a year or two, 1 Gig SSD probably will be cheaper. Unless any 7200 RPM drive will do, if there is none specifically that are fast.


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08 Nov 2012   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I have this one.

Newegg.com - Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

BTW, your system specs should be updated so that we can provide the best answers.
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08 Nov 2012   #3
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

before i even scrolled down the VelociRaptor popped to my head, yes and filling the system specs would be nice
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08 Nov 2012   #4
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
before i even scrolled down the VelociRaptor popped to my head, yes and filling the system specs would be nice
Just tell me the HDD you would consider the best, since you already told me, thank you.
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09 Nov 2012   #5
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Nothing wrong with the Velociraptors, but for storage, I would get a WD Caviar Black, or one of the new Seagate Barracudas.

Western Digital Caviar Black: Newegg.com - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Seagate Barracuda: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

The best value on the Seagate side is the 2TB model of what I linked above, but I was showing you a side-by-side comparison with the WD. Here is the 2TB Seagate..... Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Either one of those will work great for a storage drive.

Kelly
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09 Nov 2012   #6
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I'm leaning toward the WD Caviar Black, good size etc to replace my aging external.
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09 Nov 2012   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The Velociraptor is a good choice if you need relatively fast access. (That's needed for random transfer of lots of small files.) It has low rotational latecny because of the 10k RPM. It also has a faster read head positioning mechanism than most drives.

If you want high continuous transfer rates, a 7200 drive with large platters may be better. The Seagate series Kelly referred to uses 1TB platters. I don't own one, but I'd expect it to be a good choice. (A single-platter 1TB drive is impressive, at the moment.)

My own data drive is a 1.5TB WD Caviar Black of the 3Gb SATA type. I like it.
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09 Nov 2012   #8
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
The Velociraptor is a good choice if you need relatively fast access. (That's needed for random transfer of lots of small files.) It has low rotational latecny because of the 10k RPM. It also has a faster read head positioning mechanism than most drives.

If you want high continuous transfer rates, a 7200 drive with large platters may be better. The Seagate series Kelly referred to uses 1TB platters. I don't own one, but I'd expect it to be a good choice. (A single-platter 1TB drive is impressive, at the moment.)
I have the 2TB Seagate advertised as "The Power of One" and it has been excellent so far........especially for around $100!
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10 Nov 2012   #9
JerometheGiraff

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
The Velociraptor is a good choice if you need relatively fast access. (That's needed for random transfer of lots of small files.) It has low rotational latecny because of the 10k RPM. It also has a faster read head positioning mechanism than most drives.

If you want high continuous transfer rates, a 7200 drive with large platters may be better. The Seagate series Kelly referred to uses 1TB platters. I don't own one, but I'd expect it to be a good choice. (A single-platter 1TB drive is impressive, at the moment.)
I have the 2TB Seagate advertised as "The Power of One" and it has been excellent so far........especially for around $100!
I read the Seagate is not as good as it use to be.
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10 Nov 2012   #10
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
The Velociraptor is a good choice if you need relatively fast access. (That's needed for random transfer of lots of small files.) It has low rotational latecny because of the 10k RPM. It also has a faster read head positioning mechanism than most drives.

If you want high continuous transfer rates, a 7200 drive with large platters may be better. The Seagate series Kelly referred to uses 1TB platters. I don't own one, but I'd expect it to be a good choice. (A single-platter 1TB drive is impressive, at the moment.)
I have the 2TB Seagate advertised as "The Power of One" and it has been excellent so far........especially for around $100!
I read the Seagate is not as good as it use to be.
Seagate AND Western Digital aren't as good as they were a few years ago because of the flooding that screwed up all their manufacturing facilities. All HD makers make crappier products now. Seagate makes advances in mechanical storage pretty often that end up being industry standard......I'll keep buying them until I have a reason not to anymore.
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