Question Which 4tb hdd one will be better

msrsuvo

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Please check these and let me know which one will be better. And can I use 4tb hdd and 256gb ssd with gigabyte ga-b75m-hd3 mobo? I am using 16gb ram.

  1. Toshiba 4TB Sata Desktop Hard Disk (RPM- 7200)
  2. Seagate Barracuda 4TB SATA 3.5 inch HDD (RPM- 5400)
  3. Western Digital (WD40EZRZ) 4TB 3.5″ BLUE HDD (RPM- 5400)
Just have these data in the local shop or local shop websites. Don't have the exact model for Toshiba.
Thanks in advance :)
 

popatim

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For a gaming drive, I would go with the Toshiba since its the only 7200RPM drive. make sure you check the drive. I've had 2 out of 4 fail on me.

For a general use or storage drive I would go with the Blue.
 

AJNameS

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OK,let's order them like this:
  1. Western Digital (WD) is a brand, very good and probably the most famous for its quality out of these three.
  2. Seagate Barracuda is not very far away from WD. I use one lil' of this brand, and it behaves pretty well.
  3. Toshiba - well, a simple HDD brand. While not being famous like other two, this week I saw one of 7200 rpm, that proved to be times more durable than I thought.
Which to choose? Maybe the WD, bearing in mind you plan to use it with the SSD.

It seems more important whether to take a 5400 or a 7200 rpm HDD. The guy is right.
If it's just for storage, to put tones of semi-inactive things inside, like movies/music, documents - 5400 rpm - more durability, less temperature, and... yes, slower.
If for active usage for programs, games, windows itself, etc, then 7200 - it's faster.

But if you think there is tones of difference, well, nope. But ofc, the price is different.

And yes, you can put SSD and HDD together. This just means more sata cable(s)
 
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