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Advice for 4 TB HDD or more

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by anticupidon, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Hello, fellow gurus.
    My Toshiba 3 TB shows signs of wear and SMART reported some errors, so I am on the market for some storage. Budget - 150€, but I would wait until Black Friday for a better deal.
    I was thinking to replace it with a new 4 TB HDD, as it seems that for 2018 is somehow best balance price/GB, but I am open to suggestions.
    What 4 TB HDD would you recommend?
    Also, anyone here has a WD RED in use on a desktop computer?
    Thank you in advance for your time and suggestions, keep them coming!
     
  2. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    Red drives are pretty noisy for normal use in a desktop. I have a couple of them in a NAS and you can definitely hear them when they're being accessed.
    What are you using them for? Gaming or just storage?
     
  3. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Plain storage.
    Heard great things about HGST drives, lot of IT people swear by them.
    I had mainly Samsung F1 hard drives, and still have them, but I keep them as last solution backup.
    Should one trust Backblaze reliability reviews?
     
  4. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    anyone here has HGST drives? how are they ?
     

  5. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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    Very reliable to be honest, believe they have one lowest fail rates.
     
  6. Chastity

    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    Second, HGST has a very good user rep.
     
  7. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Unless I decide to pony up for the price of a 4 TB HGST drive, wouldn't be a decent alternative to go for 4 TB WD RED?
     
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    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    What's the price difference?
     
  9. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    WD Red 4 TB around 130-140 € and 180-200€ for HGST 4 TB hard drive
     
  10. Petr V

    Petr V Master Guru

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    I got WD black 6tb and i can recomend it as good desktop PC hdd.
     

  11. Margalus

    Margalus Master Guru

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    I am using WD 4TB Gold Enterprise drives for storage. They run $150-$180 usually. Good cheap drives for general storage.
     
  12. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    Are you looking at the enterprise HGST or the standard drives? They should be much cheaper than that.
     
  13. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    HGST NAS drives are good.
    I have a 4TB running 24/7 for over 3 years, 28,000 hrs on the clock.
    Not a squeak of a problem and they are usually one of the cheaper drives.
     
  14. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Well, standard drives. Care to show what prices have in your area, seems that in my area/my online profile fingerprint offer me higher prices for hard drives. Maybe not-logic paranoia kicks in.
     
  15. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    SweenJM Master Guru

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    You will never regret getting enterprise drives. No matter which brand you prefer.
     
  17. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    After a few empty attempts to find a good deal on the HGST, I finally bought one, but at a steep price. That's the deal here in Europe, Spain, where you pay an additional 12 € tax for an HDD/SDD just to cover the expenses caused by pirating; like you buy digital storage, you will pirate, so you pay up even not guilty of downloading stuff. And before you say why I didn't buy it from another place, well I tried to find a better deal, but I couldn't. Even when I found one, the shipping costs added more than regular price, so I gave up.
    The HDD is fast and heavy as a rock and gave me good speeds in CrystalDiskMark reaching almost 200 MB/s read/write.
     

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