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So guys I currently have a Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB as a Windows drive for faster boot etc but for secondary storage I have a cheap 2TB seagate hybrid drive, I wanted to replace it by a 4TB WD black but couldn't get my hands on it so I have ordered a seagate 4TB terascale which is sort of a high end drive atleast I like to think so, would it be suitable for keeping games in as I plan to make it a full 3.7 GB partition. I just want to know if this drive is good enough, as I've already ordered it and it will come in a couple of days

Here is its manufacturers : http://www.seagate.com/in/en/enterprise-storage/hard-disk-drives/terascale-hdd/
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5900rpm "eco" drive, I can imagine the frequency of head parking on this thing would drive me crazy. I hate head parking passionately. 7200rpm for desktop computers only, preferably some sort of a performance series drive. What are you saving this power and for ? btw head parking noise is much more annoying than 7200rpm drive running on full power.

I've got two 7200rpm drives in my rig, they're budget HDDs but I can't complain. One is Seagate 7200.11 1TB, the other one Toshiba P300 Performance 3TB. The first thing I do is disable any power saving for HDDs and let them just run at their rated speed and power.
Edited by Klocek001 - 8/23/16 at 12:46pm
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5900rpm "eco" drive, I can imagine the frequency of head parking on this thing would drive me crazy. I hate head parking passionately. 7200rpm for desktop computers only, preferably some sort of a performance series drive. What are you saving this power and for ? btw head parking noise is much more annoying than 7200rpm drive running on full power.

I've got two 7200rpm drives in my rig, they're budget HDDs but I can't complain. One is Seagate 7200.11 1TB, the other one Toshiba P300 Performance 3TB. The first thing I do is disable any power saving for HDDs and let them just run at their rated speed and power.
so would i be able to disable the eco mode and make it run at full 7200
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lol it's not a 7200rpm drive
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rpm is not an issue for me because in physical drives it makes only a slight difference, I want to know will it have a good long life of 4 to 5 years ? Although my cheap seagate 2TB drive is still working fine even after a year ...
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rpm is not an issue for me because in physical drives it makes only a slight difference, I want to know will it have a good long life of 4 to 5 years ? Although my cheap seagate 2TB drive is still working fine even after a year ...
this is an absolute lottery tbh. I've always been fond of seagate despite of all that ppl say. my first hdd was 6.4GB seagate, now I got a 1TB one. Had a few other Seagate drives in between. can't say they're bad.
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this is an absolute lottery tbh. I've always been fond of seagate despite of all that ppl say. my first hdd was 6.4GB seagate, now I got a 1TB one. Had a few other Seagate drives in between. can't say they're bad.
Well apparently this Hard drive was out of stock when i ordered it and i asked them for an alternate, i wish they had a WD black . but apparently the only alternate they had was a seagate archive HDD v2 6TB the only difference between this drive and the one we talked about before is this one was has 128Mb cache instead of 64Mb and has extra an 2TB while this one also spins at 5900 Rpm frown.gif .... can you tell me what does a cache do for a hard disk ? here is the manufactueres link : http://www.seagate.com/in/en/enterprise-storage/hard-disk-drives/archive-hdd/
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The difference between 5400rpm, 5900rpm and 7200rpm are staggering when you actually look into it. When you are looking for cutting edge performance, then its a no brainier. If you are only storing documents and media files, then it wont make a difference.

Speaking of the WD Black....
I run three SSD's in my gaming PC plus a single 1Tb WD Blue. The Blue uses a single platter which actually makes it perform better than the 'performance focused' 1Tb WD Black, as it uses two 512Gb platters.
The issue facing large storage though is that you have no choice but deal with multiple platters rolleyes.gif
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The difference between 5400rpm, 5900rpm and 7200rpm are staggering when you actually look into it. When you are looking for cutting edge performance, then its a no brainier. If you are only storing documents and media files, then it wont make a difference.

Speaking of the WD Black....
I run three SSD's in my gaming PC plus a single 1Tb WD Blue. The Blue uses a single platter which actually makes it perform better than the 'performance focused' 1Tb WD Black, as it uses two 512Gb platters.
The issue facing large storage though is that you have no choice but deal with multiple platters rolleyes.gif
i do not mind loading times in games, i only want a hard disk which has a long life thats all, currently i have two cheap seagate and a wd green drive ...
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i do not mind loading times in games, i only want a hard disk which has a long life thats all, currently i have two cheap seagate and a wd green drive ...

Nobody is going to be able to give you very relevant advice regarding these Terascale drives. I'd be surprised to see if anyone actually has this drive in their own PC. Even when it comes to reliability of Western Digital vs Seagate vs Samsung vs Hitachi vs all the others; it's a crap shoot. One person has great luck with WD while the other doesn't.

I hate to be blunt, but if you're looking for validation after your purchase, then you won't find that here. But you said, this was the only drive in stock, so there is all the validation you need. thumb.gif

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