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HDD in 2020?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have:

Samsung 850EVO SSD - 500GB

Samsung 850EVO SSD - 250GB

Two old 250GB hard drives I am afraid will fail any day now.


For someone who does the occasional video editing project and records some game play, I need some bulk storage.

I have been looking at this as it is on sale:



I don't want to spend much, but is a HDD worth it? I have a mobo with a NVMe spot and I know SSD's are getting cheaper.

I guess I am asking if a HDD as my bulk storage is a good idea. I don't really need more fast storage, and I do plan to remove the other HHDs.



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2TB 7200 RPM Seagate Compute's are the same price.


Yes it still is a good, economical idea

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Still viable as secondary storage, that's for sure.

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If you are mostly caring for sequential performance some cheaper DRAM less ssds might be worth a look as well.


HDDs are still great for bulk storage, and at this point they even outperform LTO tapes in price for the most part.


It all depends on your needs and prioritys 

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