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How Small Do They Make Hard Drives?

By HeadFonez
Feb 28, 2010
  1. I was thinking of getting like 2 other HDDs other then the one i will use to build my PC.

    One would be for recording Videos and other would be to run the games. I wouldn't really need that much space for the videos or maybe the games. :p So yea?

    Does multiple hard drives require more PSU Watts?
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    Why would you get 2 if you don't need much space? Your computer will use more power the more you get but its pretty minimal in the big picture, somewhere around 10W per drive.

    I wouldn't bother trying to look for small drives unless you are going to get them used, which I wouldn't really recommend. The smaller you go, generally the more you'll pay per GB. I'd recommend checking out Newegg's prices for drives and buying the biggest you can afford.
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Aside from that, the WD 500gb and 640 gb are very good for their price, both sit at a little over $50 which is about as cheap as you can get. Spending $50 on a 40 gb makes no sense when you can buy a 500gb for a few dollars more.
     
  4. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I might just get 2 one for when playing games and other for recording those games. If I use 2 different HDDs, It boosts frame rates :3 while recording.
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    I would say not enough to make a difference. If I were you I would save that extra $50+ and buy a better graphics card...I think that would increase framerates more.
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    If you are recording hd then it does make sense to have another physical drive, but you mentioned small drives in your first post, and small and HD don't really go together. If you have a mpeg2 stream of hd video it can get to 10+ gigs in an hour..

    Can you be more specific on what you will be doing with it and your budget? There are a lot of people here that run all different kinds of setups for a variety of purposes (including just for fun or just because they can) so chances are someone can give you good advice on how to proceed best with what you want.
     
  7. killerjedininja

    killerjedininja TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I am wondering if you can just buy a large one, and then partition it to get the same effect
     
  8. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    No...and I would certainly get the 500.

    Just curious, what are you recording?
     
  10. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Gaming!

    I am going to be a Let's Play Person, Let's Play Multiplayer and Let's Play Story :3
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Lol...sorry I meant what program are you recording with?
     
     
  12. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Camtasia 5 probably, I might need to get a new one or Upgrade to Camtasia 6, I will have to look up if it can do HD videos, when I used to record with it, it was a lot more crisp then Fraps.

    My goal is to record MW2 in HD (If I can record MW2 in HD, then I can record most games in HD)
     
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Ahh i see... it seems camtasia 4 actually works better for me than higher versions...but good luck!
     
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