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What is the best/fastest harddrive i can get?


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#1 kpxmystic

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 11:57 AM

Hello
I was thinking of upgrading my harddrive because its slow and it sucks.
As topic says, I was wondering what the is the best and fastest harddrive i can get right now?
Or should i wait for a bit?
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#2 Dev Mgr

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:44 PM

There's always something newer, faster, better coming out, so waiting is futile.

However, what kind of computer do you have and what are your needs? Without this info it's impossible to give a decent recommendation.

E.g.
- laptop -> SATA or PATA drive?
- desktop -> SATA or PATA drive?
- budget? (I could recommend a 450GB 15k rpm SAS drive, but without a SAS controller and cable, it probably wouldn't be the most cost efficient option)

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 05:18 PM

mmm its a desktop.
and thinking of purchasing the WD velociraptor, just wondering if its worth 300

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:47 PM

They are faster, but most people would say it's not worth the money. If money is not a big deal to you, or you really want the most performance out of your system, then get one, but I wouldn't get a $300 hard drive if the rest of your system is lacking.
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:51 PM

I was thinking of upgrading my harddrive because its slow and it sucks.



Slow computer may be caused by a lot of factors. It may be hardrive related (as you suspected) but it may be also caused by something else such as memory or poor maintenance.

Slow Computer Checklist


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