Originally Posted by Desolutional
Archive HDD! Serious talk, Seagate are just as unreliable as WD or Hitachi, and their 8TB archive drive is ticking along nicely in my rig. Read speed is ~120MB/s for me on the inner platters, so that's 20GB in less than 3 minutes. Anymore than a 500GB SSD for gaming and it's really just paying for convenience rather than ideal usage scenario - unless God forbid you actually manage to play more than 10 games in one day.
Archive HDD's are the bane of my existence. I have the 700 GB of SSD storage, but I'm lucky I have my 1tb drive (of which I might get a second one), I keep the files I use less frequently on there, such as old projects, model material repositories, some old games, and all the files from my old install of Windows.
I just got the three drives because I was originally planning on getting two 250GB SSD's, but then Newegg one of the drives I was looking at on a 33% off Shell Shocker, and decided it would be worth paying an extra $50 more than I planned to get an extra 250GB, and more speed.
I just love WD though, I haven't had one fail me yet, but I also find it easier to remember colors than fancy object names that Seagate uses. I still have my two Samsung HDD's that are almost 10 years old. Fast? No. Reliable? Haven't had an issue, just wish they were more than 70 GB each.
Hitachi is just there though. I simply refuse to buy a drive from a company that makes drill bits, power tools, and excavators, I just won't.