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Rec./Best HDD..? HGST?


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#1 frldyz

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 04:01 PM

Background:

1.  1st build.

2.  3 mos. ago minimal computer knowledge.  Went from learning what wi-fi and Bluetooth is  ---> challenging myself to do a build.

3..  Will be basic home PC.  Mainly file ( pic and home video storage ), with possible gaming.  Nothing crazy....?

 

What I have so far:

i7 4790k

gigabyte Z97X gaming 3 mobo

Noctua NH-D14 fan/heat sink

Crucial Ballistix ( sport) 16gb RAM  - 2 x 8gb sticks

Corsair AX 750 PSU

LG Blu-Ray internal optical drive w/ burner and BDXL

Samsung 500gb 850 PRO SSD

Internal card reader (don't laugh)

Corsair 760T case

 

What I still need to get:

HDD - for file storage

Another larger External HD

OS _ Leaning towards Win 7.  We have 8.1 -HATE it!!!

Will more then likely upgrading my exhaust fan

Would like to add an additional fan on top or underneath HDD  or HDD cooler case/fan

GPU-  Want to run 3 monitors.  Nothing crazy like 4k or too insanely expensive.  Mainly because we have lots of windows open ( online ) @ a time.  Do not intend to game with 3 monitors ( if I even game...?)

 

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So I want to put the most reliable, least amount of failure HDD in.  Would like to go with as much gb storage as possible.  ( Even though it will be backed up on an external HD).  Not sure if I am going to RAID1 as an additional HDD in case 1 fails.

 

After doing mainy searches and reviews.  It sounds like the 4gb HGST got some great reviews.

 

http://www.ryli.net/the-best-and-fastest-hard-disk-drive-hdd/

 

http://www.storagereview.com/best_drives

 

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/best-hard-drive/

 

Thanks everyone.

Would like to keep this as simple as possible.  Nothing insanely expensive.  Would like to keep $200 or less per HDD.


Edited by hamluis, 19 March 2015 - 07:04 PM.
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#2 Jamesdf5

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 04:41 PM

Hi,

 

Firstly if this is just a basic home PC then you've just wasted a lot of money for nothing.  What you're building is a high powered Video editing/top end gaming computer.

 

In terms of hard drive for storage my research leant me toward Western Digital Black drives.  Do not go for seagate as they have a high fail rate currently.  I use three 1GB 7200rpm drives.  You could go for higher rpm speed but i dont see the point for a basic computer.  I don't even use a higher rpm speed and I use mine for video editing.

 

Good luck with the build.

 

James






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