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Seagate Cheetah 10k7 vs WD Caviar Black as boot drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ishamm, Feb 8, 2011.

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  1. ishamm

    ishamm Thread Starter

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    i am looking at buying a cheap 2nd hand seagate cheetah 10k.7 drive for my games and windows 7 as a startup disk, is this advisable, as it is faster (i think) than my current, pretty much full WD caviar green. also it is fibre channel rather than sata, and i have no idea if thats good or bad, i'd never seen it before.
    or is it better to install on a 1tb caviar black i am also going to get.
    thanks for any info, can provide pc specs if nessesary
     
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    I used to use a WD raptor 10k drive for the os. FWIW a more modern WD black series [750gig] actually benched higher than the raptor.

    It is up to you however you do understand that the seagate is a scsi type drive and needs a scsi controller to function correct?

    FWIW if you want speed, then go with SSD. That WILL provide a big speed increase over the seagate drive AND no need to buy a scsi controller.
     
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    i'd love to get a ssd but cant afford it really, not at the current gb/£ costs
    didnt think about controllers, no idea if my build supports scsi
    i'll probably go for the Caviar black 1tb, unless theres anything better around that price range
     
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