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#1 FuafmoGiannulli

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 07:43 PM

My 1TB Seagate Barracuda is failing. I'd like to get something bigger, like maybe 4TB and not much more than $100. There's a Barracuda just under $100 for 4TB but the one I have failed after less than three years so thinking maybe I should try something else. Suggestions?


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 08:31 PM

Well do you need that much space or will 3 or 2TB will do?

As for seagate, yeah they are a bit mixed for many.

For some like me they are just fine but they have had a nasty reputation in the last few years.

Look into HGST or toshiba


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 08:37 PM

Didn't realize the Barracuda I was looking at was 5400rpm. Toshiba X300 4gb is just a little more and 7200rpm. More reliable? Yeah I could MAYBE get by with 2gb today but I want a little room to grow.

HGST is cheap. Ultrastar etc. I don't recall hearing HGST before but ____star hard drives I've heard of. Did the company name change or am I not remembering right?

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 08:39 PM

Yeah if you can afford one go for it.


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 08:41 PM

Yeah if you can afford one go for it.

Edited my post probably after you saw it. HGSTs look cheaper. But if the Toshiba is considered more reliable I'd go for that.

Edit... Eh maybe about the same. Cheaper ones were refurbished. No way I'm buying a refurbished HDD LMAO.


Edit again... Ahh Hitachi. Now I remember.

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 08:54 PM

Yeah dont go refurbished on HDD's, i mean everything else is usually fine refurbished such as laptops and Graphics cards but HDD's are delicate.


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:21 AM

Are you actually needing a tb's of space? I know you stated that you want to go larger, but you can get a 500gb SSD for around $100. and you'll see a much better improvement in your pc's performance compared to those platter drives. You'll get better longevity and more resistance to shock with an SSD


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:44 AM

Are you actually needing a tb's of space? I know you stated that you want to go larger, but you can get a 500gb SSD for around $100. and you'll see a much better improvement in your pc's performance compared to those platter drives. You'll get better longevity and more resistance to shock with an SSD

 

500gb isn't much at all. Not nearly enough for the files I already have on my PC. The 1TB drive that's failing is almost full as is my 240gb SSD. If I had the budget for a new PC right now based on what I've learned with what's now my first PC I've built (a few years ago) I'd go for a two gig SSD and 10TB HDD. If I already had 4+ TBs of on board storage I'm sure I'd have filled it by now.






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