What kind of hard drive for OS/apps/games?

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  1. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    I think my Raptor 150x is going to die soon. I do not want another raptor.
    Size isn't really important because I have other drives for storage. Just want something fast and quiet.

    Budget is ~$100.
     
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    WD Caviar Black 32mb Cache / 7200rpm
     
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    I was reading on another forum that 1TB drives seem to have a higher failure rate then smaller (500/640/750) drives.

    Any truth to this?

    How much of a speed hit will I take going with either of the above suggestions (not counting the solid state one)?

    EDIT: An I wanted to stay away from WD but if they are the fastest/quietest then I would consider them.
     
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    truth, regardless of the brand name

    speed hit?
    the AALS is the same as the AAKS, but with 32MB cache and 5 yr warranty (AAKS = 16MB, 3yr).
    google for benchmarks comparing it to raptors.

    other than WD,... your other choices should be the Samsung F1s or the Seagate 7200.11s.
    Samsung F1s are still plague with quality issues.
    I've been seeing/hearing a lot of 7200.11s crapping out.
    WD is my top dawg right now.
     
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    WD's are the fastest right now. I love the Caviar Black 32mb Cache. I believe the performance difference is noticeable, and other people that have upgraded from 16mb to 32mb have also said they noticed a difference.
     
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    what size?

    and do you know how it ranks against a raptor 150x?
     
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    placebo effect

    the larger the cache the better,... but not that much better
    the drive's firmware will have a more noticeable effect
     
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    as an OS drive, Raptor wins
    for general use, it's better than the Raptor
    Velociraptor > *
    that's all you need to know
     
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    that's what I figured. I am on my 2nd raptor though...and it's failing like the first.
     
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    I've got 3 1tb seagates and all are awesome. Also one 320gb seagate that is awesome.

    I've been thru 6 500gb wd mybooks because 4 of them failed.

    Fuck wd and fuck your 1tb failing myth.
     
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    I've had an old 32GB Raptor for ~5 years I would say and have never had a problem :dunno: you must be rough on your drives:nono:
     
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    :ugh2:

    Not sure how the hell I am being hard on them, but OK.

    Maybe 2 hours per day using it on internet and occasional gaming. I do leave it on sometimes 2 or 3 days/nights a week on average. My other hard drive (250GB sata WD) has been in the same system for ~2 yrs with no issues???

    I've already backed everything up so I may wait until it just dies on me. Then get a new one.
     

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