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Good idea to return an unopened WD Black 4TB for a factory-refurb HGST 8TB?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently just bought a new rig, and the HDD I picked out was a WD Black 4TB drive, model WD4005FZBX. It cost me $175 to get and the shipping was lumped in with all the other parts ($17 for the whole shebang). Now, the drive - like all the other components - is still completely unopened as I'm still waiting on the CPU fan to arrive before starting the build, but while browsing Newegg for something else today, I found a factory-refurbished HGST Ultrastar 8TB that's on sale for $140 until Saturday. Here are the listings for the two drives:

 

WD Black: https://www.newegg.com/black-wd4005fzbx-4tb/p/234-000G-000W6

Ultrastar: https://www.newegg.com/hgst-ultrastar-he8-huh728080aln600-8tb/p/1Z4-001J-008R6

 

Do you think it's a good idea to send back the WD Black and get the Ultrastar? Whatever drive I'm sticking with, I'll be using in tandem with a WD SN750 1TB SSD with a PrimoCache partition (I'm thinking 128GB) to accelerate the HDD. This is the parts list in general for my rig, and I'll be storing my Steam library on the HDD (with games like PlanetSide 2, Distance, various Source engine games, DOOM 2016 to give you an idea of the disc activity) as well as Blender project files and possibly some movies and shows.


Aether Case: FD Focus G Mini | CPU: AMD Ryzen 3950x (16c32t @3.5GHz) | GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB | RAM: 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 @3.6GHz | Mobo: Gigabyte Aorus X570 Mini-ITX | PSU: Seasonic 600W Titanium Fanless

SSD: WD SN750 1TB NVMe | HDD: 4TB WD Black | OS: Win10 Pro | Display: ASUS VE248H + Dell E177FP | KB/M: Dell Multimedia USB Hub Keyboard (SK-8135) + Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000 | Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless

Phazon Case: Antec 900 Two | CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black (4c4t @3.67GHz) | GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB | RAM: 12GB (2x4GB+2x2GB) DDR3 @1.4GHz | Mobo: MSI 870A-G54 | PSU: NZXT 450W

SSD: Crucial 240GB SATA | HDD: 8TB HGST Ultrastar + 750GB Caviar Green + 200 GB Seagate | OS: Win10 Pro

INTV | NES | SNES | GG | N64 | GBCPS1 | GCN | GBA/GBA SP | PS2 | DC | Wii | DS Lite/DSi | Wii U | 3DS/XL/nXL | Switch ] TV: Vizio E420VL + Panasonic CT-26WX15N

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Do you need 8TB? if yes, then it's obvious, else, no. I'd also reccommend returning both and getting a pair of ~80-90$ 4TB drives for redundancy.


Hello! Feel free to PM me anything. Here's my stuff below!

PC (Main)

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CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400 SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TGPSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920 Keyboard: Corsair Strafe | Mouse: Corsair Harpoon RGB

 

NAS:

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Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10

Seagate 5TB external SMR 2.5" HDD

MS Office 365 - 1TB Onedrive

 

Phone/Tablet:

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iPhone XR 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

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Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 Ti MacBook Air 13" mid-2012

 

Audio:

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Schiit Fulla 2 & Sennheiser HD 598 Cs | Corsair HS70 KZ ZS10 Pro | Audio-Technica LP120USB Audioengine A2+

 

Stationary (new hobby!)

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Pencils: Staedtler 925-05 (.5mm), Pentel Smash Q1005 (.5mm), Uni Kuru Toga Roulette (.5mm), Uni Nano Dia .5mm 2B, Mitsubishi 9850 HB

Pens: Several Uni Signo UM-151s, Several Pilot G2s, Kaweco AL Sport Touch ballpoint

Fountain Pens: Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Al-Star M, Lamy CP1 F

Ink: Diamine Jet Black, Diamine Oxford Blue

 

Wishlist (feel free to PM me recommendations): Pentel Orenz .2/.3mm, Pentel Graph for Pro 1000 (.5mm), Rotring 600 (.5mm), Pilot Vanishing Point/Lamy 2000, Pilot Iroshizuki Kon-peki, Noodler's Tiananmen.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well I guess it's not much a matter of "need" but just getting as high capacity I can get for a reasonable price as I plan to be using the drive for several years. Also to consider is that this would also be $35 less than what I paid for the WD Black despite being double the capacity.


Aether Case: FD Focus G Mini | CPU: AMD Ryzen 3950x (16c32t @3.5GHz) | GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB | RAM: 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 @3.6GHz | Mobo: Gigabyte Aorus X570 Mini-ITX | PSU: Seasonic 600W Titanium Fanless

SSD: WD SN750 1TB NVMe | HDD: 4TB WD Black | OS: Win10 Pro | Display: ASUS VE248H + Dell E177FP | KB/M: Dell Multimedia USB Hub Keyboard (SK-8135) + Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000 | Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless

Phazon Case: Antec 900 Two | CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black (4c4t @3.67GHz) | GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB | RAM: 12GB (2x4GB+2x2GB) DDR3 @1.4GHz | Mobo: MSI 870A-G54 | PSU: NZXT 450W

SSD: Crucial 240GB SATA | HDD: 8TB HGST Ultrastar + 750GB Caviar Green + 200 GB Seagate | OS: Win10 Pro

INTV | NES | SNES | GG | N64 | GBCPS1 | GCN | GBA/GBA SP | PS2 | DC | Wii | DS Lite/DSi | Wii U | 3DS/XL/nXL | Switch ] TV: Vizio E420VL + Panasonic CT-26WX15N

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