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Offline cfx795

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purchased an HDD for storage.
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:46:45 pm »
I just ordered a Seagate BarraCuda 2TB HDD for $54.99. I already have a 60GB SSD for booting the OS. I debated between the WD Blue 5400rpm 1TB and the BarraCuda 7200 2TB. The WD 1TB was $45.99. So I went with the Seagate. I seriously doubt I'll ever use 2TB, and I wondered if there might be some difference in reliability between a 1TB and 2TB HDD. But ultimately, I mean, $9 for an additional TB, right? Similarly, there were some Seagate 4TB units for just under $100... but I just don't see the point - for me, I mean. I bought a couple sweatshirts and a couple 4pin 120mm fans for my case. Since my mobo and bios will accommodate two "smart fans"... and, so now I've depleted my Amazon gift credit from Christmas 2017.
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Re: purchased an HDD for storage.
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 11:50:53 pm »
The upgrade from 5400 RPM to 7200 will be noticeable, so it's good you went with the Seagate.

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Re: purchased an HDD for storage.
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 11:52:52 pm »
The upgrade from 5400 RPM to 7200 will be noticeable, so it's good you went with the Seagate.

Cool. Thanks. I wondered about that.

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Re: purchased an HDD for storage.
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 11:54:32 pm »
Yeah, anything that speeds up the time you spend reading/writing a drive is good.  It's more noticeable on a boot drive, but you'll appreciate the extra speed when you want to write a big file to the drive, or even just access said big file.