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Old 05-09-08, 11:16 AM
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Recommend me a HD. 100-150GB FAST

Hey guys,

My old trusty Samsung 75GB HD is now getting full to the brim, I've already had to un-install games and compress my documents .

Got 20GB free now but I don't think that's enough and it can't defrag properly and it runs slower than it used to.

My dad got a 10K Raptor 140GB, very nice and fast but they seem rather unreliable, he had two break down brand new in a row! After installing Windows . Still this is a option, no way am I putting it down it's most likely fixed in the newer ones.

Will be used for CS:S/HL2 all the source games only if that helps.

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Absolute max budget £150, that's pushing it even .

Thank you very much .

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Old 05-09-08, 11:22 AM
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For £150?

Raid two smaller drives (say 160GBs) for OS/Apps and a 1TB drive for storage.

While not so much un-reliable, raptors just don't cut it on the priceerformance front.
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Old 05-09-08, 11:30 AM
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Is £150 not enough? I can go a little higher but surely you can get a good one for that?

1TB is silly I would never use that, compelete waste. 150GB would be more than plenty enough .

I was looking about that Raid stuff, looks intersting, but the reliabilty is a no-no I would rather just have one fast HD. This Samsung's had a lot of life, must be due a replacment anyhow.
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Old 05-09-08, 11:41 AM
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£150 is more than enough mate. What I laid out above was three drives coming in at 1320GB total space.

If 150GB is all you need save yourself a lot of money and just get a 160GB drive. It'd cost you about £30.

As I said, raptors ain't worth it and Solid state drives are, despite large price drops recently, still too pricey per GB.
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Old 05-09-08, 11:43 AM
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£150 is more than enough mate. What I laid out above was three drives coming in at 1320GB total space.

If 150GB is all you need save yourself a lot of money and just get a 160GB drive. It'd cost you about £30.

As I said, raptors ain't worth it and Solid state drives are, despite large price drops recently, still too pricey per GB.
Ah, okay that's good . I laid that out as the absolute max .

30 quid for 160GB, best for gaming?!? 120GB is around the size I'm looking for, but willing to go to 100-150GB range.

SSD would be great, but the lifetime and write times I think would be a problem? Then again no moving parts would be nice!

I'm thinking Seagate, heard they're very reliable and fast.

Anyway, open to all suggestions. Thanks for your help Ham!
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Old 05-09-08, 07:13 PM
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My 150gb raptor has been fine since the day I bought it. Very fast.
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Old 05-09-08, 07:40 PM
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120gb is nothing nowadays.. seriously.. ide look at 500GB+ will come in handy someday, games and programs are getting bigger and bigger.
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If we`re looking for speed, don`t the 750g+ drives have an edge cos of the way they`re made ? Perhaps look for 32m cache too.. not entirely sure cos I haven`t been in the market for drives for a while.
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Western Digital 640GB drives are probably the fastest single drives you can get aside from Raptors right now.
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Western Digital 640GB drives are probably the fastest single drives you can get aside from Raptors right now.
Not the 1TB F1s?
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