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    Hard Drive Recommendations

    Started to receive failure warnings from a storage HDD, OS is on a SSD so not really looking at speed too much.

    Just looking for a 1TB for about 50 and was wondering if there was anything I should avoid or if there were any particular recommendations.

    Been looking at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006BRBSE8/ & http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/

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    Both are fine.

    If you already have an SSD, you can get a WD Green instead. They have lower rotational speed so they're quieter, generate less heat, but are also a bit slower.

    They're good enough for mass storage and they are the same price, so you can decide if you want to trade a small bit of speed for a small bit of quiet.

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    Yeah, the only reason to spend more on an HDD is warranty

    WD Green drives are low power/performance - Blue is average and Black is high power/high performance + a 5 year warranty (you may or may not like that idea?)

    There's also Red which are Data/NAS drives I think?

    Only other HDD Tip I have is that it's better not to mix brands - the reason, as I discovered, is that you can get slight differences in vibration/speed which result in resonances/thrumming in your case - drove me nuts with a WD Black and a Samsung HD502 alongside each other...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    Yeah, the only reason to spend more on an HDD is warranty

    WD Green drives are low power/performance - Blue is average and Black is high power/high performance + a 5 year warranty (you may or may not like that idea?)

    There's also Red which are Data/NAS drives I think?

    Only other HDD Tip I have is that it's better not to mix brands - the reason, as I discovered, is that you can get slight differences in vibration/speed which result in resonances/thrumming in your case - drove me nuts with a WD Black and a Samsung HD502 alongside each other...
    On the other hand, if you're building a RAID array it can be better to buy from different brands to ensure that you aren't getting everything from one especially faulty batch.

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    Alittle bit offtop.

    I bought a 3Tb black WD disk and ran some tests to know if it has any problems.

    Is it considered ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    You are an enemy of gaming.

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    Looks fine.

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    That's considered more than ok for a HDD. ~150 MB/s is pretty fast.

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