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Old 12-10-2006, 04:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for a second hard drive to transfer data to when I reformat my main drive and reinstall windows. I will also use it to hold large files. Anyway I currently have:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

I think its this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148139


Well basically its a 16 MB cache 7200 RPM drive. I am looking for something faster. I think it might be "the slow link in the chain" sorta speak. Windows takes quite a long time to load and its only getting slower even though I have no adware / viruses and nothing other then whets required on startup and the HD has recently been defragged.

So can someone recommend me a faster hard drive around the 250 Gb. range from Newegg?


Also what is Perpendicular Recording and does it truly help make things faster?

Btw… I have the Gigabyte 965-DS3 mobo.
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Actually I think its this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You arent really going to notice a huge difference with that 16mb cache. The only way you are going to see a big difference in boot up times is if you use a 10k raptor as you boot drive. With your motherboard you might have to buy a couple of 150gig 10k raptors to get the space you want.
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you could get a raptor 10,000 rpm hdd. or you could get an scsi hdd. which i dont know too much about.
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the Raptor's are the least expensive ones you'll get a really noticeable boost in speed (10,000RPM). Otherwise, you'll be looking at SCSI drives.
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Whats a SCSI drive?
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SCSI is the interface. the other main interfaces are IDE and SATA.
most hard drives now are SATA, and most used to be IDE
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scsi is ex*****ve fairly large hard drives that are used a lot in high end servers. for 200gig, I think it is like $450. 15,000 rpm.
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