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Thread: Which HDD for storage?




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    Default Re: Which HDD for storage?

    well, CustomPC magasine did just that test a while ago, you could see on their website i think. http://www.custompc.co.uk/

    it misses the t7k250,and the review refreshed my mind: its about level, speed-wise, with a raptor.
    however, the new raptor 150 is definately the fastest.
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

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    Default Re: Which HDD for storage?

    I found this...
    http://www.reportlabs.com/testbed/ve...v1/hdtop10.php

    It looks like the 74gig raptors still hold their own, second only to the 150 in the benchmarks they used.

    I was about to order the SATA 750gig, but found the 500gb WD SE16 had a better price/gb ratio and ended up getting that, along with this..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112174

    Looks like I'll have to upgrade my GPU next, the single 7800 isn't going to do many games @1920x1080
    Case - CoolerMaster Wavemaster
    Monitor - 37" Sceptre NagaIII @1080p
    PSU - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad
    MB - Asus P5K Deluxe
    CPU - Intel C2D E4300 (overclocks to come ASAP)
    GPU - 7800GTX 256 @ 608/1440 volt mod
    RAM - 2x 1gig Corsair "Dominator" PC2 8500
    Sound - Creative X-FI elite pro
    Klipsh THX certified 4.1
    Sennheiser HD-650 (naked)
    Headroom Micro amp w/desktop mod/Cordas HPI cables
    HDD - 1x 74gig raptor for OS
    3x 74gig raptors in RAID0 for games
    1x 500gig WD for swap file/storage
    Cooling - Appogee CPU/GPU blocks
    3/8"ID 5/8"OD Tygon tubing
    3x 120mm BIE radiator
    Swiftech MCP655 317GPH pump
    Vantec Stealth fans throughout

    Laptop - Dell XPS 2
    CPU - PM 2.0
    GPU - 7800 GTX Go @ 440/1300
    RAM - 2 Gigs DDR2
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