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Which non SSD HD for OS?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by airdrawn, 8 Jun 2010.

  1. airdrawn

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    I am looking to buy a HD for a new system build and plan on running my OS and a few other small programs. What is the best/quickest HD for this job? I can't afford SSD atm :(
     
  2. mysticsniper

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    What's your budget pal?
     
  3. [WU-TANG]GZA

    Wise Guy

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    Samsung F3 or Western Digital Caviar black.

    depending on sizes and how much you can spend. But don't get anything other than one of these two tbh.
     
  4. Zarf

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    Joined: 11 Jul 2007

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    Samsung F3 500GB - £39.99 is the fastest mechanical drive.

    If you hardly need any space i'd strongly recommend you look at the small SSD's, Like the Onyx 32GB, Kingston 30GB or Intel 40GB they will be significantly faster than the Samsung and arn't that much more expensive.
     
  5. airdrawn

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    Budget is around £50. Will SSD be hugely beneficial if all my media is still on normal hd?
     
  6. DIABLO

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    Windows will boot alot faster and be generally snappier, but obvilously if your games and large programs are on a mechanical drive then you're only gonna get half the benefit of a SSD.
     
  7. Swifty123

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    Yeah id go for the samsung F3
     
  8. airdrawn

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    Ordered an F3, thanks for the input guys!
     
  9. PatZ1989

    Wise Guy

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    Hey guys, slight hijack thread but was looking at the same thing, current hard drive is starting to sound very tired and yeah, is it best to get the standard F3 (linked in this post) or the ecogreen version?

    Also is it worth getting two for a RAID 0 set up?
     
    Last edited: 9 Jun 2010
  10. DIABLO

    Soldato

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    The eco green is a storage drive the regular F3 is a performance drive.