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[Question] HDD vs SSHD vs HDD(X2) Raid 0

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Hello i search benchmarks and reviews but my doubt remains.

My options:
HDD 2x 1Tb WD Blue (7200rpm) $53.5usd (107 usd) (RAID 0) WD10EZRZ
HDD 2x 1Tb Toshiba P300 (7200rpm) $55usd (110 usd) (RAID 0) HDWD110XZSTA
SSHD 2Tb Seagate Firecuda (5400rpm) $152usd ST2000LX001
SSHD 1Tb Seagate Firecuda (7200rpm) $127usd ST1000DX002
HDD 2Tb WD Blue (5400rpm) $78usdB]WD10EZEX[/B]
HDD 2Tb WD Black (7200rpm) $91usd [BWD1003FZEX[/B]


*SSD "Cheap" 500gb $200usd mad.gif

I need 1 or 2Tb... i prefer 2Tb.
I use this disk/disks for Data in general, games, multimedia, ISOs, Virtual Machines (and their disks)

My system disk is Samsung 850pro 128gb (SSD) (I want to change it for a Samsung 960 evo 256gb M.2)

In my opinion:
SSHD (8gb solid state+1 or 2tb hdd) its good for system or installed software, not for me. (*I will install games but I will not decide what the disk uses in cache)
WD Blue (5400rpm) and Firecuda (5400rpm) have poor performance for the money.
WD Black it does not offer me any advantage than other.
I think I'll take more advantage of a RAID. (I always have backups, I would not be affected by a error)


WD blue vs Toshiba P300 (Single disk benchmarks)
http://hdd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/WD-Blue-1TB-2015-vs-Toshiba-P300-1TB/3520vs3589

As a brand I prefer Western Digital, but I need your opinion on this.

Thanks!
post #2 of 5
Not sure what you're asking really.

I would not downgrade an SSD to an SSHD or a HDD.

Use your current SSD (you said you were going to upgrade that too?) and get an SSHD/HDD for storage.

I would not get a 5400RPM drive if you're going to run VMs off of it, either.
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Not sure what you're asking really.

I would not downgrade an SSD to an SSHD or a HDD.

Use your current SSD (you said you were going to upgrade that too?) and get an SSHD/HDD for storage.

I would not get a 5400RPM drive if you're going to run VMs off of it, either.

Thanks for read me.

i dont change (now) my SSD, in a future i buy 960 evo (M.2).

but for my data i use a 2 old sata2 500gb wd black (clack clack clack mad.gif)

my doubt is: RAID 0 give me more performace for my use or if other options are better (for the money).

In this moment i prefer RAID 0 because in theory it is better (same milliseconds of access to disk but greater speed of writing / reading) or im wrong?

And... Toshiba is good brand? i dont buy toshiba never. i only use WD and Samsung in my RIG
Edited by ZeNch - 9/23/17 at 11:20am
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You're right about RAID 0 not increasing access times, just read/writes. Depending on what you do with your VMs, it may or may not help things.

Toshiba is a good brand, there really aren't any "terrible" drives out there at the moment. Everyone has a preference (WD for me) of course but sudden drive failure rates are pretty low for new drives IMHO.

If you have a way to back up your data, RAID 0 is fine. If not, RAID 5 might be a better bet for you. You get the read benefit from RAID 0 but you lose the write benefit, but you also get the ability to lose one drive without losing data. Good middle ground between RAID 0 and RAID 10.
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You're right about RAID 0 not increasing access times, just read/writes. Depending on what you do with your VMs, it may or may not help things.

Toshiba is a good brand, there really aren't any "terrible" drives out there at the moment. Everyone has a preference (WD for me) of course but sudden drive failure rates are pretty low for new drives IMHO.

If you have a way to back up your data, RAID 0 is fine. If not, RAID 5 might be a better bet for you. You get the read benefit from RAID 0 but you lose the write benefit, but you also get the ability to lose one drive without losing data. Good middle ground between RAID 0 and RAID 10.

Thanks! i like the idea but my backup is in "little" disk (not all of my data). i like to take my old disks (2x500gb) (and not use with raid 0 + other 2 disk to make raid 5... I do not even know if it's possible xD).

With my budget i probably go for Raid 0... Toshiba p300 or WD Blue (i dont know) (both 7200rpm)
Thanks for all the answers, and for the speed of them.


ps: "IMHO" i google it haha
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