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    Need help to buy a new HDD

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    I'm looking to buy a new HDD which one do you guys recommend . I need at least 3TB of storage for gaming,movies , tv shows etc etc .

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    well start off with the budget


    Like you could cheap out an buy a Barracuda 3tb for like $110
    or if the budget is a lot higher go for a Firecuda 3tb with increased speeds for a bit over $300
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    about $200 ...

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    I am rocking 2 3tb Baracuda drives and they have recently gone to 256mb of cache compared to mine from last year which are 64mb

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    im looking them up on ebay can't seem to find 3tb firecuda there are 2tb but with 64 mb cache . Firecuda seems to be a good option ..

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    https://www.playtech.co.nz/computer-...ard-drive.html
    https://www.playtech.co.nz/computer-...cache-hdd.html
    These two are some decent ones. The WD black is fast af, that would be good for games

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    I wouldn't buy a FireCuda. SSHD's are pretty useless in a desktop with multiple drives, especially if you already have a SSD for the OS. They're a decent solution for laptops but even then with SSD prices dropping rapidly they will soon be completely redundant.


    Go with a Barracuda or WD Black
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    As IcePowered said, SSHD for a non-boot drive is a waste.

    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...tb-st3000dm007
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...e-3tb-wd30ezrz

    Seagate one is a little faster. (7,200RPM vs 5,400RPM)
    Both brands are fine and will both do the job for you. I personally prefer WD but Seagate works fine too.

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    These days they have rolled the greens into the blue category with WD and you can only tell by the speed or model number

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajaytech View Post
    These days they have rolled the greens into the blue category with WD and you can only tell by the speed or model number
    Ah, very interesting. I did not know that!

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    Yeah so you have 5,400 rpm and 7,200 rpm in the same stack so that makes the Barracuda better overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajaytech View Post
    Yeah so you have 5,400 rpm and 7,200 rpm in the same stack so that makes the Barracuda better overall.

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    Both Blues and Greens have always been 5400RPM

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    yeh sorry didnt specify i meant a 1 tb firecuda with a 2tb one making it 3tb altogether

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcePowered View Post
    Both Blues and Greens have always been 5400RPM
    The old blues were 7200RPM and looks like https://www.wdc.com/products/interna....html#WD10EZEX there is only 1 type of original blue left. The difference of the Blue and Black back in the day used to be noise and cache of the drive with the greens being variable speed at around 5700RPM.

    EZRZ in wd's blue products = rebadged greens that are good for data storage that you may not use a lot.

    EZEX is the old blue drives with less cache and faster rpm at 7200RPM

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    Interesting.
    The debate for WD vs Seagate will never end. Just personal preference I guess.

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