StorageBy Jason Cross | Posted 2005-06-01 Email Print
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Build It: Last year's $800 gaming PC was a bargain, but had significant compromises. This year's model is an $800 hot-rod gaming rig that offers impressive performance. What a difference a year makes!
More storage space is always a good thing, especially with the rising drive footprint of modern PC games. But we're on a budget here, so 80GB will have to do. Still, we wanted a high-performance drive, because nothing is worse than the hitching and stuttering that comes from extended hard drive access in the middle of your game sessions.
|Product:||Hitachi Deskstar 7K80|
|Pros:||SATA-II interface including Native Command Queuing.|
|Cons:||Only 80GB capacity.|
|Summary:||Storage is like money: More is always better. You’ll probably grow beyond 80GB before long. For now, the performance and price are great.|