So err, "What am bestest" HDD now-a-days?

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by Chess, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. Chess

    Chess Master Guru

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    As title says.

    It'sd a bit hard to find HDD reviews in this era of SSDs.
    Understandable, but I need myself a good reliable and fast ( for HDD ) spinning drive.
    Preferably 3.5"

    Any takers?
     
  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Toshiba X300 or P300.
    Almost same reliability (I know, it's relative) as HGST.
     
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    I can second the Toshiba P300 series but watch out that you buy a drive that is using CMR and not SMR.
     
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  4. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Are the Seagate Ironwolf drives good?

    I've been thinking of getting a new hard drive too, previously I had purchased a 2TB Western Digital Blue Series but it died in less than a year.
     

  5. Chess

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    Thank you for your answers :)
    looking into them!
     
  6. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Master Guru

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    they're loud as hell

    try ironwolf
     
  7. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Nobody mentioned"silent" :p
     
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    cucaulay malkin Master Guru

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    FatBoyNL Ancient Guru

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    What minimum sound levels are you aiming at? And at what minimum speeds exactly?
    Does it have to be spinning all the time?
     
  10. Truder

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    Most drives usually have AAM turned off by default, could that be with those too?

    Turns out AAM is a patented technology so most drives don't even offer it anymore... :eek:
     

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    suty455 Master Guru

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    Seagate and WD are pretty equal in quality rubbish, have had Toshiba and am happy with them best ever is a Hitachi 250gb from 2004 thats still working! ofc these days its only got stuff I can afford lose on it just want to see how long it lasts really
     
  13. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Other than an ssd for os I'm still using old drives too, this one is from... I think either 2004 or 5... I'm pretty sure I was using this as os drive when Battlefield 2 was released.

    As you can see not in the best shape haha... still running though, other than the relocated sectors nothing about it functions incorrectly, same as you though only things on it that doesn't really matter if the drive dies.


    [​IMG]

    D is black series 500gb, E is green series 1TB, G is old fujitsu 400GB laptop drive velcroed upside down in one of the drive bays lol.

    I thought a 2TB WD blue series would be fine but nope... started not letting me write to it after less than a year.

    I guess blue series just means crap series.
     
  14. Undying

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    Thank god we moved on from the hdd. Got rid of the last one years ago and never looked back.
     
  15. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    I wouldn't quite say moved on from... when I can pick up a 2TB ssd for $99 AU then we can say we well and truly moved on from mechanical drives... currently they are between $280 and $380
     
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  16. Cave Waverider

    Cave Waverider Maha Guru

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    I've had a pair of Toshiba X300 6TB drives in my PC for a couple of years and am very happy with them. I've got a pair of Seagate IronWolf 8TB drives in my NAS, too, and they are good but incredibly loud (the X300s are much less audible). Personally, I'd go with Toshibas.
     
  17. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    When you say loud what do you mean exactly?

    The sound of the discs spinning or the heads reading when active.
     
  18. Astyanax

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    If you mix drives from different vendors, you are likely creating accoustic harmonics from the drives spinning at different rates.
     
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