Question HDD for video editing ?

viktorrko

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Hello,
after building a PC with a really tight budget and reusing my 500GB SSD + 500GB HDD setup from my old laptop, I quickly realized this will not suffice for any slightly bigger project. I was looking for a drive with a 2TB (or more) capacity. I first wanted to get the Seagate Barracuda, but after reading some reviews the low price-tag comes with some compromises like SMR. That leaves me with fewer options. I still want to save as much money as possible, I want to buy an NVME drive later as well. Ideally I'd want an SSD but that's way out of my budget. I'm looking for something around ~60€

Is 5400RPM drive enough? Will there be any noticeable change compared to a 7200RPM drive? What else should I look for in a drive for video editing? I also saw some guy selling 4TB NAS drives (like WD Red) for 60€, I suppose using it in a desktop would be alright. Any recommendations are appreciated, thanks.

My PC specs are: Ryzen 5 3600; 16GB RAM; B550M Pro4...
 

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