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Storage large drive suggestion?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stormbringer500, 16 Feb 2015.

  1. stormbringer500

    stormbringer500 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi there I'm looking for a large drive for my main pc I will probably mainly use it for storage but may use for games as well.
     
  2. nimbu

    nimbu Modder

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    Size and Budget?
     
  3. stormbringer500

    stormbringer500 What's a Dremel?

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    Size I would say 3-4TB and around £120 mark.
     
  4. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    If you don't need a particularly fast drive, then you could get a 3TB WD Green for around £80.

    I use one for the majority of my Steam library, haven't seen any impact in the performance of the games.
    The couple of games that do need fast access get put onto my SSD.
     
  5. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Your size & budget should net you a 4TB WD Red (Longer warranty than the green)
     
  6. Noob?

    Noob? What's a Dremel?

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    Price:Size ratio, you'd be better off with a 3TB HDD but if you're after a 4TB, then I'd personally get a 4TB WD RED, around £135 or a Seagate NAS drive, around £130. Both come with 3 year warranties IIRC.

    There is also the Seagate 4TB SSHD, at £130, places like Amazon seem to stock the above drives for those prices.
     
  7. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I'd definitely go for a SSHD personally - I've found that moving from a 1TB HDD to a 2TB SSHD has improved loading times in games. It's not my boot drive (which is a SSD) but is my main games drive.
     
  8. loftie

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    I'd be weary of a Seagate HDD. Don't know what they use in their SSHDs though, might be a different drive to the ones they've had issues with.
     
  9. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Is that based on the Backblaze figures out of interest?
     
  10. loftie

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    Basically, and I remember reading about them having issues with their 3TB drives. It was a little while back, but not that long ago.
     
  11. stormbringer500

    stormbringer500 What's a Dremel?

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    I was tempted to go for for a WD Red drive, just one thing would that be ok for games as well.
     
  12. dinoscothern

    dinoscothern Minimodder

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    I've tried the early wd greens and had a lot of problems with them.
    I'm using a few 2/3TB seagates. They seem ok, but apparently they have poor reliability though that might be the slightly older version.
    The WD Reds are well regarded, but I've not used them.
    I'm trying the seagate/samsung 2TB 2.5" drives atm. They seem ok but need apm set to 254 otherwise they load/unload a lot on my test linux machine (bit like the wd greens do without widdle)
     
  13. stormbringer500

    stormbringer500 What's a Dremel?

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    How big do you want to go? Is this about right:

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