What determines a good gaming hard drive?
Posted 10 October 2005 - 03:43 PM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 04:22 PM
Make shure your motherboard supports serial ata.
The 74 GB 10,000 harddrive is normally $174.00 but there is a mail in rebate for $20.00 off. Comes out to $154.00 in the long run.
The reason they are more expensive is because of the rpm speed its 10,000 rpm not 7200 rpm or the old old 5400 rpm.. Serial ata is fast. If you dont have serial ata look at any good 7200 rpm ide harddrive from western digital or hitachi or maxtor.
There is also SATA 3.0Gb/s out which are good for all around everything. But the sata 3.0 gb/s is still 7200 rpm...
For best gaming experience go with 10,000 rpm serial ata if you have serial ata on your motherboard.
Posted 10 October 2005 - 05:23 PM
Posted 11 October 2005 - 11:20 AM
Posted 11 October 2005 - 03:01 PM
The RPM speed and the Cache that the harddrive has determines a good gaming harddrive.
If you want space, look for a good western digital harddrive with serial ata and 7200 rpm with 16 mb cache. You will be good to go.. Maxtor is good too
Edited by jrm20, 11 October 2005 - 03:07 PM.
Posted 11 October 2005 - 07:20 PM
but we aint going for reliability here
Posted 12 October 2005 - 11:53 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:33 PM
still using a Maxtor 8GB 5400rpm 2mb buffer HD, 6 years old!
still runs great after over hundreds of GBs on and off of it!
VERY quiet compared to a 20GB WD Caviar 5400rpm HD i also use, that thing is sooo loud
also use a seagate 60gb, again 5400rpm 8mb buffer, mostly quiet, but not as quiet as the maxtor.
Edited by Thebinaryman, 15 October 2005 - 09:34 PM.
Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:18 PM
If you get a bad harddrive then people think bad of that brand forever lol..
I like western digital I havnt had 1 single problem with any of there drives.
Hitachi is even a good harddrive believe it or not, ibm is part of hitachi harddrives.
Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:26 PM
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