Question Which hdd I should go for?

shayan2365

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Hi. I have a 1tb samsung ssd and I'm running out of storage. I only need a drive to run single player games on it. I don't care about loading time though I do care if it's gonna continuesly load mid game and cause stutters. I can't afford a WD black (They're currently hard to find in my country too). My only options are Seagate ST4000DM004 BarraCuda 4TB 5400 RPM or Seagate ST4000VN008 IronWolf 4TB 64MB 5900 RPM or Western Digital WD40EZAZ Blue 4TB 256MB 5400 which is a bit more expensive than the previous two. I know I don't need a NAS drive but the ironwolf one seems to rotate faster but has lower cache. (I don't know how much cache affects single player gaming, for example in Open World games where datas are continually loading does cache matter?)

PS: Probably can't afford this but I can get WD8004FRYZ 8TB for the 2.3x price of the Seagate ones. Should I sell my soul and get this instead?
 
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My only options are Seagate ST4000DM004 BarraCuda 4TB 5400 RPM or Seagate ST4000VN008 IronWolf 4TB 64MB 5900 RPM or Western Digital WD40EZAZ Blue 4TB 256MB 5400 which is a bit more expensive than the previous two.
I know I don't need a NAS drive but the ironwolf one seems to rotates faster but has lower cache. Which one should I go for?
Seagate Barracuda and WD WD40EZAZ are SMR drives. This means bad/inconsistent write performance.
Ironwolf 4TB is quite ok.
 

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