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Old 03-13-2004, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which hard hard should i get for my brother a Western Digital 120 gig 7200rpm SATA (AUS$144) or a Western Digital 36 gig 10,000rpm SATA RAPTOR (AUS$175) or what hard drive do u think i should get him?.He will be just playing games and a bit of downloading.
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Old 03-14-2004, 04:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i would go for the western digital 120G you dont really need a 10000rpm drive and theres only a little difference between the two
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Old 03-14-2004, 04:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i would get the western digital 120GB 7200rpm ,7200rpm is fine for gaming and storing downloads. The 36 Gb 10000rpm wont gp far compaired to 120gb's. Personally i would get a Maxtor but WD is fine.
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I would go a Seagate 120GB drive, they are less expensive, have a very big "lifespan" and are the quietest 7200RPM hard drives ever
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Old 03-14-2004, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Deadguy is right, in that the 10000rpm isn't going to do you much good compared to the 7200, 10000 are more benificial in servers as he said.

I hace a 40GB Wesern Digital 7200 and it is plenty fast for anything I am doing, games and downloads mostly, and transferring to my other HD and or cd-r's, it is real fast, and quiet.

Go with the 7200 bigger drive, you will be glad you have the space, and not the speed, that again, won't be that much different.

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Old 03-14-2004, 05:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you are looking to squeez everything you can out of your computer you could get two WD 10000 rpm drives and put them in a raid 0 setup. But even then its not going to be a very visable difference from the 7200. The only place it will be visible is the whole in your pocket
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Which hard hard should i get for my brother a Western Digital 120 gig 7200rpm SATA (AUS$144) or a Western Digital 36 gig 10,000rpm SATA RAPTOR (AUS$175) or what hard drive do u think i should get him?.He will be just playing games and a bit of downloading.
I go for the WD 120 Gb. I would only spend the extra on for a 10,000 rpm is there was an absolute need for it.

Playing games and downloading (especially in this country) is not required.

BTW, who is offering those prices to you??
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Game dude (www.gamedude.com.au) a good shop (its in brisbane) and the best prices (i think its the best prices in australia) thats were i buy all my hard ware and 1 good thing is i live 10 mins a way.
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do u think its cheapest in australia if not can u tell me links to it
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