[SOLVED] Upgrading my storage capacity, Internal HDD, Storing Movies only

ghamrawy

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Hi guys,
i currently have as following
1x256 SSD
1x1TB HDD
1x2TB HDD

i am looking to upgrade the 1TB HDD to a 8 or a 10 TB internal HDD, i've been searching and found the best advice is to use the BarraCuda Pro 10TB , the thing is that i can't find that HDD in my country, so any other reccomendation? and if i am storing only media files for playback by plex or emby, will i need 7200 RPM?

Thank you very much, appreciate all your feedback
 
A HDD is very good for video file storage.
The difference between 5400rpm and 7200rpm is latency.
That is important for random I/O which is what windows uses most of the time.
But, it is not so important for sequential processing.
As to reliability, solid statistics numbers are hard to come by.
Western digital and Hitachi seem to be the best.
 

ghamrawy

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There is like more than 5 WDs colors, what is the best for my certain usage? which is just storing and media playback through plex...
 

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Final Decision,
I found a single 1 in stock Barracuda PRO 10 TB for the same price as WD RED 8TB, i think i am going for the Barracuda Pro, if any one have any tips or recommendations to not go for the barracuda pro, please inform me. thank you all appreciate all the kind feedback.
 

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