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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


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...?)




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.








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.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Building/Upgrading - Hamluis.

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#2 Jamesdf5


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Posted 14 March 2015 - 04:41 PM



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.



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