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Just wondering, can you have your system setup with one drive for OS, and then have two other drives in Raid 0 for gaming?
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post #52 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post

Just wondering, can you have your system setup with one drive for OS, and then have two other drives in Raid 0 for gaming?

For over a decade now wink.gif
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post #53 of 104
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Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post


The 1TB Single Platter Blue were faster than the older Blacks. Better seek and better read/write.

But compare to some of today's larger and newer drives, those single platter blues don't seem as fast.

Still have my 3 640 Blacks from 08 running strong in raid 0 all these years. Though I am thinking about upgrading to two modern HDD's in raid 0, would make for a faster game drive.

That's why I said this:
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Originally Posted by Khaled G View Post

Thats why I decided to mix blues, blacks, and seagates in my pc.

My plan is:

SSD For Boot
3~4 TB Blue Hybrid for daily usage (always plugged in)
3TBB Black (or Hybrid) For Installed games (connection too slow to redownload a single game from Steam/Origin)
4TB+ Seagate for movies
4TB+ Seagate for backups. (Irrecoverable files+game ISOs).

The latter 2 would be powered up on demand to increase lifetime.

I'm that guy who doesn't delete anything tongue.gif
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What is with head parking? Have the new WD blues the same feature like any WD green? Or is it like the 1tb blue version?
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Originally Posted by Catscratch View Post

Somehow, all the WD drives I have failed at acoustics. They are terrible. Not the read/write noise, it's the rattle from the rotor. Except for the 2TB green I have, the 500gb Blue and first gen Black can not be mounted regularly in my case. When I do, they rattle the case so bad, I can't focus without headphones.

Indeed, my 4TB Red is incredibly noisy, and its mounted in a rubberised sled. Constant whirring noise, and the read/write noise is horrible. Good thing I use it mainly fot archieving, so I have it set to spin down quickly. But transfer speeds are pretty good so, its not all bad.
post #56 of 104
I think the WD Greens seemed to get a bad rep unfairly. I bought a pair of 2TB drives 5 years ago and they're still running great, almost packed to the brim since, and never had a problem. At the time they were cheaper than the blues by a fair amount and made perfect sense for my movie/game storage. I always see people complaining about the RPMs or asking if they can use it as an OS drive, seems many just never understand what its for, and that lead to unrealistic expectations.

I think the view that the greens are "trash" spread too easily and became hard to shake. Hopefully this at least leads to less confusion.
post #57 of 104
Unrelated, but is there a consensus on the new 6 TB WD Black yet? I'm likely gonna buy my HDD storage in the next few days using the Newegg promotion that just went around, so some information on the new drives vs the current 4 TB option would be nice.
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I think the WD Greens seemed to get a bad rep unfairly. I bought a pair of 2TB drives 5 years ago and they're still running great, almost packed to the brim since, and never had a problem. At the time they were cheaper than the blues by a fair amount and made perfect sense for my movie/game storage. I always see people complaining about the RPMs or asking if they can use it as an OS drive, seems many just never understand what its for, and that lead to unrealistic expectations.

I think the view that the greens are "trash" spread too easily and became hard to shake. Hopefully this at least leads to less confusion.

I agree. The Greens did have some issues when they first came out but, although they have long since been corrected, the reputation persists (see post #36 for an example) . Also, even people who should have known better, such as computer repair chains, used the new Greens for OS drives, which the Greens were never intended for, which further tarnished their reputation.

I suspect the existing 7200 rpm Blues will be phased out (or already have been and all that are being sold is existing stock). Head parking is perfect for my needs so I hope it doesn't go away. I don't care about Intellipower one way or the other.
     
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Unrelated, but is there a consensus on the new 6 TB WD Black yet? I'm likely gonna buy my HDD storage in the next few days using the Newegg promotion that just went around, so some information on the new drives vs the current 4 TB option would be nice.

The 5TB and 6TB Blacks are too new for any reports on how well they will do yet.
     
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Oh no... I hope this doesn't signal the end of 5400rpm from WD. I use SSDs for all programs, and only have an HDD for storage and torrenting. After silencing all the other components in my build, the WD Blue that I adored was making far too much noise. All my fans are either usually off, or on about 300rpm in a foam damped case. The moment I got a fanless power supply, I realised how loud the WD Blue really is, even mounted on bungee cable. The Green was a huge upgrade for me. I've heard Reds can make a lot of noise, too.
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