qweets

Building a gaming PC and need to know what kinda HDD's I need

Recommended Posts

Ok so on my current PC I have a 150gb raptor and just a 250gb drive for storage for games etc, "I run out of space all of the time"

This new pc is going to be my beast and I need to knwo what I should do, I'm not going with SSD as I cannot afford it but would a couple 500gb WD caviar blacks be good or can I grab just a single 2TB drive or something? I've heard its bad to have a huge drive like that for everything but I don't know why? Could someone please let me know. Do I go with a couple smaller drives or a big huge drive? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

please if anyone can chime in, I just need to know what the safest and best route is.. I don't want any 10k rpm drives or ssd's just normal 7200 rpm drives. should I go for a couple smaller drives or a big TB drive? What are the Plus's and Cons to each? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would just grab a single WD Caviar Black of suitable capacity. Keeps things simple and honestly, unless you have a buttload of concurrent accesses going on, I doubt you'd see much difference with multiple drives.

Given that a single Caviar Black 2TB is $160 and a smallish SSD like a Corsair Force F60 (60GB) is only $135 (and a 90GB is $190), I assume multiple high-performance harddisks (like multiple Caviar Black's) are not in your budget, so a single drive probably makes sense?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm with continuum on this. A smaller ssd plus a decently fast data drive is the way to go. I currently have all my steam files on their own HD (well, I used to... now their on their own partition on the same drive as the media files since the steam drive died.), and it works out great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now