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 Post subject: New harddrive
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:36 pm 
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I need a new harddrive but not sure what to get so I come to ask you muppets :D.

What should I get?

Some of you are brilliant at this so just tell me what to buy..

I read that Hitachi Deskstars has a lot less errors than Seagate barracuda plus I've read about issues with WD green and red (but what about black?)

I need it for the usual stuff.. gaming and storage and it's doent have to be super big (1-2 TB should be plenty).

I haven't been gaming for ages but I was thinking about doing it a bit again on thursdays nights (or when pls are on these days).

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 Post subject: Re: New harddrive
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:51 am 
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I have a WD Black drive, seems to do it's job well

Can't remember too much but that line got good reviews back when I bought it, 2 years ago I think?

You could go for the more expensive NAS designed ones, supposed to be (quite) a bit more stable/durable, but feck knows which one is best :lol:
Haven't been up to date with hardware for a while tbh

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 Post subject: Re: New harddrive
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:09 pm 
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If you dont need to much storage, then go for a ssd, use it for the OS and games. You could always add a normal mechanical drive for storage.

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 Post subject: Re: New harddrive
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 Post subject: Re: New harddrive
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:13 am 
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I've read about issues with WD green and red (but what about black?)


I have a WD Blue seems fine tbh :)

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 Post subject: Re: New harddrive
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:32 pm 
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WD blue, they have replaced the greens

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 Post subject: Re: New harddrive
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Thanks all.

I ended up picking a Toshiba HDD it should be the same as the Hitachi Deskstar which is suppose to have a low fail rate. I will get a SSD for Windows etc like Coolman suggested.

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 Post subject: Re: New harddrive
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:19 am 
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I agree with Coolman - Get a SSD Windows (min 250Gb) and use the mech drive for storage.

I've got the same set up:

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OS Drive - Crucial: 128GB SSD - (Runtime of 8815 hours and HWinfo says it has 98% life remaining) Win 10
Seagate: 1TB

External (For back up of main disks (Acronis images))
Western Digital 2TB USB 3 (Kept switch off unless I need to back up)

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