HDD recommendation

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by dduk, Dec 26, 2017.

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What HDD would you buy ?

Poll closed Jan 12, 2018.
  1. WD blue

    23.1%
  2. Toshiba E300

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. WD red

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Toshiba P300

    7.7%
  5. Seagate Baracuda

    30.8%
  6. Other

    38.5%
  1. 321Boom

    321Boom Member Guru

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    Yes that would always be beneficial. I always take back ups into 2 separate external drives just to make sure I have another back up in case 1 of them breaks or corrupts.
     
  2. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    The WD green line is not meant for performance. More for storage of files that are not used on a daily basis. The earlier drives had a variable RPM which was attributed to many of the failures. I think the later models were a fixed 5400RPM which resolved most of the issues but they are still not meant for performance.
     
  3. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    The ST3000VX000 is a surveillance drive, they are meant to be considerably better quality than the desktop drives because they have to be. They are designed to be always on, and be able to keep being written to consistently. The ST12000DM0007 is not an ordinary desktop drive. It is rated at always on with 5 years warranty, 300 TB/year. Their ordinary desktop drives are rated at 2400 hrs a year (100 days), 2 year warranty (so effectivelya 200 day guarantee), and 55 TB/s a year. Since it's a 2 year warranty that means 110 TBs versus the Pro's 1500 TBs (5 years, 300 TB a year).

    Compare the data sheets:
    Pro drive - https://www.seagate.com/www-content/datasheets/pdfs/barracuda-pro-12-tbDS1901-7-1707-GB-en_AU.pdf
    Standard - https://www.seagate.com/www-content/datasheets/pdfs/3-5-barracuda-3tbDS1900-9-1710GB-en_AU.pdf
     
  4. dduk

    dduk New Member

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    Seagate 4tb ST4000DM 004-2CV104

    Benchmark looks good
    access time 19.9
    Temps are cool below 40 c
    Formated 3726 GB
    no noise so far
     

  5. TonyS017

    TonyS017 New Member

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    I still have my Seagate 160GB drive since way back XP days. Lol!

    Though I have been using 2 Toshiba P300 2TB as my main HDDs right now. (Came from Seagate SSHD 1TB, now as back-up, haha!)
     
  6. don't use cheap hard drives.....just don't do it. i know the enterprise drives cost a bit more but they are worth it. i dont care what brand you prefer or think you prefer, the cheap ones suck.
     
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  7. DAW40

    DAW40 Master Guru

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    Get the Baracuda its very reliable.
     
  8. 386SX

    386SX Maha Guru

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    I am watching those for a long time (some months now) and I am only waiting until they drop their prices a bit more to get 4 of these. Its 3TB version is the ST3000DM007, both have 256MB cache at hand. Right now the 4TB version is about 5 Euros more expensive than its 3TB brother, FYI. ;)
     
  9. MisterWhippy

    MisterWhippy Master Guru

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    I know this is an older post, but the info is pure and true.

    For data backup/storage, finding a disc drive that is DESIGNED for long term on times and long life is the way to go. A few months back I finally NEEDED a NAS at the house. I gutted a HP DC 580 sff pc, and installed 2x WD RE4-GP (2tb each). The only reason I didn't install 4 is because I broke a SATA power plug on the PSU & only can install 3x instead of 4.

    They are quiet, and very quick drives. I normally am not impressed with hard drives, but they were impressive enough I bought 2 more instantly.

    I happen to have a HP DC8200 elite that I will be transferring 4x 2tb drives into in a bit. I need to verify that I can swap & add drives and have my NAS rebuild itself with more space. 4-8tb of storage space is literally 6x EVERY PIECE OF DATA in my entire home....Including my wife and 2 kids.....BUT digital photos are starting to get really large, and I can see space being used up quickly over the next few years.
     
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  10. Amen, will never regret good storage.
     
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