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nova28

Looking for kickass gaming Hdd

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I'm back from the dead ^_^

Now I'm looking for a kick ass HDD (not ssd) for game installations:

  • size between 1,5Tb and 3Tb
  • no SSD
  • No raid (single disk setup)
  • sound is not a factor
  • S-ata interface
  • money is no object :lol:

All inputs appreciated!

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Another thought too, the total capacity need without RAID kills of the Velociraptor which would be the ideal fit for you. Any way to work around that issue?

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Thanks for the replies!

well, I guess SSD's aren't completely out of the question, but the only way to maintain my wish for space would be a quite massive raid chain. And with TRIM not working properly under a controller so far...

The WD VelociRaptor is not a bad idea I guess. A couple of 600's in raid 0 (soft) almost reach my minimum target of 1,5Tb. (why not a 3-some :)). Raid 0 feels so...vulnerable though... especially a "soft" one... Raid 0+1? Well I guess money CAN be an object at some point :lol:

Anyone with experience with the WD Caviar Black drives?

Why so much space? Well... I got a lot of games, and I hate uninstalling just to make room.:D

I had an first gen WD VelociRaptor 150Gb Sata-1 drive as system drive a few year ago. It was fast for it's time. But with today' s fast SSD's, it's literally a dinosaur. How does the latest VelociRaptor's stand against the competition you think?

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Do you have time to wait a little bit? There may be another option that we know of but can't talk about yet ;)

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Do you have time to wait a little bit? There may be another option that we know of but can't talk about yet ;)

Yes sir! but now I'm really curious!!! :D

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Want to say more but the fear of litigation keeps us quiet. I think it's worth your time to wait though based on your needs.

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"Soon" - I probably won't wait that long. ;)

If you could at least tell if it can be considered a competition to my current choice - Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB sATA III 64MB...

Sorry for hammering but currently I have 6 (six!) GBs of free space on my HDDs and I guess I can wait a week but a month is out of question.

BTW - in my case money is important (not the most important factor though) since I can spend 10-20% more but not twice as much...

Should I wait or go with Seagate?

regards,

Tom

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If capacity is your main goal, I would go with the Seagate model you are eying ;)

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I use the WD Caviar black 2TB drive on my system. Its a couple years old, but it still performs very nicely. Setup 2 of them in RAID0. Add a 80gb SSD as a boot drive, and you have some screaming storage.

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I use the WD Caviar black 2TB drive on my system. Its a couple years old, but it still performs very nicely. Setup 2 of them in RAID0. Add a 80gb SSD as a boot drive, and you have some screaming storage.

Hi.

Yes, that set-up has crossed my mind too. Isn't it time for a new Black series sometime soon?? As you say, they have been on the market now for a couple of years now.

I'm leaning towards one or two WD VelociRaptor 1TB drives as game drives and keeping my OCZ Vertex 3 Max-iops 120GB as system ssd at this point.

But would it be possible to "cache up" a non C:/ hdd with some of the "use a ssd as cache" solutions?:huh:

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