Storage Reccomendations (what drive to buy)

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Storage Reccomendations (what drive to buy)

Post by ccoelnwhack » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:22 am

Hey everyone, its been a long time since I have been in the game of knowing who had bad drives.. Last big failures I remember was the Seagates and then also the Hitachi Deskstars back in the day.

My Current setup is
Windows & Games/Programs - 500G SSD
Data (Photos mainly) & LR Catalogs 1TB HDD

I am looking to expand so I have room to spare and get a bigger drive..

I am probably going to look in the range from 2-4TB.. My big question for all is WHO to go with.. I always have been a fan of WD, my current PC came with Seagate which has done well. But the current generation who is everyone running? I dont need ultra fast like an SSD.. a standard 7200RPM runs fine with LR and most of the data needs I pull from my secondary.

Long-term I run cloud backup, so absolute worst case, my data is safe.

Thanks y'all

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Re: Storage Reccomendations (what drive to buy)

Post by Drunk Mexican » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:50 am

WD Black are rock solid IMO, it's what I have always used for platter drives, and WD Red for my NAS.
I've had 1 WD Black fail in the last 15 years and WD replaced it and sent me a new one.
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Re: Storage Reccomendations (what drive to buy)

Post by xeromist » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:04 am

BackBlaze uses consumer drives and reports failure rates. So if you want a large data set to look at check out their latest report.
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Post by Aractor » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:16 am

xeromist wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:04 am
BackBlaze uses consumer drives and reports failure rates. So if you want a large data set to look at check out their latest report.
https://www.backblaze.com/b2/hard-drive-test-data.html
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Post by thetruejaster » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:14 am

I just recently (less than 6 months) converted from platter drives. I had WD black's for years, splurged on Velociraptors and loved them. Held on to them forever until SSD tech became more and more stable.

Picked up a pair of WD Black NVME m.2 drives (250GB for OS, 1TB for primary games)for my new build and I love the new performance.
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