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  • Mon, Sep 28 2020 6:02 PM

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    Best harddrive

    I'm looking for internal harddrives for my HP Z4.

    One just for general files and another two for media files.

    Most people seem to recommend the WD Black drives, but I read many reports that say they are extremely loud.

    Other drivers I've been looking at are the Seagate Barracuda Pro and the IronWolf Pro.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

     

  • Tue, Sep 29 2020 2:31 PM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: Best harddrive

    These days there probably is no wrong choice between those mechanical drives. To my reconing, MTBF rating would be my guide.

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  • Tue, Sep 29 2020 6:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: Best harddrive

    +++wolf+++:
    Most people seem to recommend the WD Black drives, but I read many reports that say they are extremely loud.

     

    Been using BLACK WD for years - my go to drive.  Never really had a problem with noise from them - maybe just did not notice

    There is also WD gold - I do not know much about themyou can check that out -

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  • Tue, Sep 29 2020 10:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: Best harddrive

    Thanks TVJohn

    Sorry to be a bit dumb but whats MTBF rating?

  • Tue, Sep 29 2020 10:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Best harddrive

    LDV20:

    +++wolf+++:
    Most people seem to recommend the WD Black drives, but I read many reports that say they are extremely loud.

     

    Been using BLACK WD for years - my go to drive.  Never really had a problem with noise from them - maybe just did not notice

    There is also WD gold - I do not know much about themyou can check that out -

    Thanks

    I think for media I'll give the WD Black a go. Most people here seem to recommend tem.

    But what would be best for a drive to hold general files like pictures, documents, music etc.?

    WD Blue and Seagate Barracuda have been found to now use slower SMR technology.

    I'd like a drive of 4 or 6TB with decent speed thats reliable.

    thx

  • Tue, Sep 29 2020 10:45 PM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: Best harddrive

    MBTF= Mean Time Between Failure.

    Hard drive Chassis and Microelectronics are revised every couple of years, so anecdotal experiences from even a few years prior have limited real value.

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  • Thu, Oct 1 2020 4:52 PM In reply to

    • aVienna
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    Re: Best harddrive

    you may look for Helium filled drives, they are quiet and produce less heat. Typically available at higher capacities only.

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