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Storage more hard drives ? yes please

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Elspuddy, 27 Dec 2018.

  1. Elspuddy

    Elspuddy Member

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  2. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Loading games off a 5400rpm drive is going to be a bit painful!
     
  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Not so much in RAID 0, but risky. Well, riskier.
     
  4. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    If this is just for backups, the external 8TB drives are insanely cheap.
     
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  5. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Going on Seagate's specs the 5400rpm drive has a higher sustained transfer speed (220 vs 210), granted it's only 10MB/s on the OD, probably not noticeable, but still.

    If the OP doesn't mind losing some capacity and paying a little more WD black 6TB is probably the best all rounder in performance terms, if you want better cost per gig without sacrificing to much performance then it would be the drive you first linked to, if you don't care about performance and it's just about cost per gig then whatever is cheapest.
     
  6. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Your games really won’t take that much longer to load on a 5400 RPM drive vs 7200.
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Or just delete them then download again when you want to play them? How many games do you play at the same time?
     
  8. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    I'm keeping an eye out for a good deal on 8-10tb externals to shuck.
    For games I would recommend a cheap sata SSD.
    Crucial MX500 1TB £110 on Amazon. This has been as low as £56.52 last month. The 2tb can be had for around £210.
    If it's just for storage and you move the games you are playing to an SSD I would get a pair of the cheapest external 8tb you can find and pop them open.
     

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