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whats the best gaming hhd?

By Dantrag
Sep 24, 2004
  1. what would be the best gaming hdd?
    i was thinking of a raptor .... but are scisi hdd's good for gaming?
     
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    Depends on the game type and the game itself. Many games (dependent on your system) will only do the initial read from the hard drive on load-up and run strictly from memory from there on out. Raptors are very good drives but any drive, whether it be IDE, SCSI or SATA with high speeds and low seek times are very good.

    Personally, most of my gaming is still on 7200RPM IDE drives but as I said, these games are run primarily from memory once loaded.

    Your biggest kick will be in initial loading times so decide for yourself if the extra cash is worth it to you.
     
  3. Dantrag

    Dantrag TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262

    I just want to know the fastest...as my new system will be costing me alot...not that i care...but are the best gaming hdd 15k scisi? or would a sata raptor do...just want speed ^^
     
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Bah, long post lost trying to get a special character in.

    Short version:
    SCSI 15k disks is the best.
    SATA Raptors comes close.

    If the % is worth it? I don't know.
     
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,336   +280

    It's not worth the price difference going to scsi for gaming. The longer reboots alone make it not worth it for a mainly gaming machine.
     
  6. Dantrag

    Dantrag TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262

    so a sata rator would be the best thing?
     
  7. dgast

    dgast TS Rookie

    Best is a subjective term, best at what? If you are looking for performace SCSI is the way to go, if you are looking for low cost IDE is the way to go. If you are looking for better performance then IDE without the cost of SCSI, SATA is the way to fly.
     
  8. pascal4321

    pascal4321 TS Rookie

    best hdd

    scsi gives the most bragging rights, then the raptor. No bragging rights with ide.
     
  9. Dantrag

    Dantrag TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262

    i'll go for raptor...or SCSI if my budget permits it :)
     
  10. Andy80586

    Andy80586 TS Rookie

    last time i checked a scsi hdd was around $700 or so... compared with maybe $100 for a 160gb 7200rpm sata drive. Doesn't seem like its worth it IMO. Money could be better spent increasing your ram especially if games load to ram first. I also heard scsi drives are loud and annoying as hell, but it probably depends on the actual drive.
     
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