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nathanj_15

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So storage is one of my weak points in my knowledge and I was about to buy a WD BLUE 1tb 7200rpm for more storage when I noticed that it said "for Macs and small form factor" despite it being in the desktop section. Does this matter? Also will their be any compatibility issues? Like my port isn't right or it can't fit in the hard drive bay. My case is about 7 years old (second hand) and I have have a really old 500gb slow as shit HDD but, all other parts are 6 months old(i5 7400, 1060, new mobo) the works.
 

molletts

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It could be a 2.5" drive - that would explain the "small form factor" bit. You'd need a mounting bracket to fit it into a 3.5" bay.

You'd probably get better performance from a 3.5" drive as they're designed with less power-constrained applications in mind, but if you can afford an SSD, that is the way to go - even an entry-level SSD will totally wipe the floor with any current high-performance hard drive.
 

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