WD Green. Slow, even compared to other several year old HDDs.I will put games on it, and It's new as the site says, :
I do not recommend very cheap hard drives because although they might be good, if they are used, you would never know what they did. If it fails, you can lose all the data that's on that hard drive and like what they say, it can fail maybe a week or maybe 3 years from now. This is your choice though. I'd recommend looking for a cheap SSD (Solid-State-Drive), if you don't know what an SSD is, it is a fast and silent drive that would be worth it to have. So I'd recommend you to buy a solid state drive.Do you guys recommend any good HDD's that are reasonably cheap
Yes I agree with you, I know that all drives can fail, but I am saying that used drives are (usually) more likely to fail. The only way you can ensure that your data is safe is to do backups.Actually, a dead drive should never result in lost data.
Old, used, or new right out of the box.
Storage devices can die at any time.
Proactive backups are the only real way to protect your data.
Oh absolutely.Yes I agree with you, I know that all drives can fail, but I am saying that used drives are (usually) more likely to fail. The only way you can ensure that your data is safe is to do backups.
Ok, I think this will be fine then.Right now, I have an adata 240gb ssd, it just has apex legends, cyberpunk, and league of legends. And I'm left with just 10 gb left(I calculated and all of the games takes 140 gb, 223-140=83 and a windows 10=70 gb Is lost, god knows what uses that kind of space)
And I'm really low on budget. 8 Dollars is what i have, hopefully it can manage to run games because even if It's slow, It will only run games, my ssd will run the other things
Yes, you are very correct what you said.Particular cheap HDDs are 11 (green) and 15 (blue) years old models. They may die at tomorrow and after 5 years as someone above said. Game level loading on them will be slow and keeping Windows on them is an example of self torture. Rule of thumb: At 2020 HDD was already obsolete as fast storage option in consumer electronics. Use SSD for system, games and video rendering - period. Even slowest SSD is few times faster than fastest HDD. Though HDD still is good IF used as long term storage. Eq. the place where to keep videos, software and game installations (those chunky ISO files) and photos (but family photos only on new HDDs).
Guys from low income countries - don't be fooled because of low price. All that sluggish performance is not worth time and nerves spent to fix non-existent lagging problems caused by slow storage drives. Put down some money and buy SSD later.
I did not know that in my local shop, SSDs were cheaper then HDDs in Turkey!Those prices seems adequate for slightly used stuff from bygone decade. Folks in our local craigslist (not in Turkey ) are selling similar HDDs for like same prices. But what I noticed in your local shop - Samsung Evo 250 GB for 49$ and Patriot P210 SSD for nice prices (256 GB for 37$ and 512 GB for 57$).
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