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Right now I my build is this.....

Cooler Master 690 II advanced
Cooler Master Seidon 120M
Asus P8z77 M Pro
Intel® Core™ i7-3770K
Corsair CX 600
Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMM (16GB total)
ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5
SanDisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s
Seagate Barracuda (ST500DM002) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 500GB 16MB Cache
TP Link TL-WDN4800

I want to add another HDD what would be the best one to go with my build

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If the disk would be used to store OS/boot from, then SSD 120Gb (or more)

If it's for storage, then WD's green series. IMO



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If the disk would be used to store OS/boot from, then SSD 120Gb (or more)

If it's for storage, then WD's green series. IMO

 

Greens have some issues under Mac. 

 

WD Black or Red is what I would recommend if you want to make sure your data will be fine. 



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Greens have some issues under Mac. 

Yes, you're correct. I remember reading about firmware issues... Thanks for the warning!



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Well the Seagate Barracuda (ST500DM002) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 500GB 16MB Cache is for my OSX ML my sandisk extreme is for Win7 ultimate the sanddisk only has roughly 90 GB I want a HDD for the win7 I'm looking for about 1TB or 2 and I'm looking for 2-3TB for my OSX ML so which HDD's would be good

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WD black series are quite fast. If you need something in between SSD and HDD (performance and capacity), have a look at Seagate XT series drives. These are hybrid drives (4GB SSD plus conventional HDD 320 - 750GB). XT are not as fast as SSD's but much faster then HDD's.



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I can't go another SSD it has to be HDD

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XT series are HDD, not SSD.

 

http://techreport.co...-drive-reviewed

http://techreport.co...-drive-reviewed



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They get really hot and are really loud... 



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So I read both reviews and I think I'm going to go with Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 would that be a good choice

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Ok so I checked out http://www.canadacom...6&cPath=15_1086

 

 

these are my choices which one should I go with ?????.......



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1. Chose the capacity you need

2. Get SATA 3 drive (even if you are going to connect it to SATA 2 port)

3. Get a drive with 64MB cache (though not a big difference in performance compared to 32MB)

 

Basically one of the first four IMO







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