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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, I have two WD Blue 1TB hard drives filled with games/ blender projects and i'm looking to upgrade one of them to a 4TB. I mainly Game/Render and ive fallen out of the loop for hard drives does 7200 RPM still matter as much vs 5400 what else matters now and what would you recommend for a 4TB Internal? Thanks for any help (Link to one im looking at but i'm worried cuz its 5400) https://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-barracuda-4tb-internal-sata-hard-drive-for-desktops/6387158.p?skuId=6387158

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4 minutes ago, cookiethecrumb said:

Hey guys, I have two WD Blue 1TB hard drives filled with games/ blender projects and i'm looking to upgrade one of them to a 4TB. I mainly Game/Render and ive fallen out of the loop for hard drives does 7200 RPM still matter as much vs 5400 what else matters now and what would you recommend for a 4TB Internal? Thanks for any help (Link to one im looking at but i'm worried cuz its 5400) https://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-barracuda-4tb-internal-sata-hard-drive-for-desktops/6387158.p?skuId=6387158

That one will do.


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Depends what level of performance you're after. 7200 will be better.


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If you plan on using it for games I'd look for a 7200RPM drive instead.


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11 minutes ago, cookiethecrumb said:

Hey guys, I have two WD Blue 1TB hard drives filled with games/ blender projects and i'm looking to upgrade one of them to a 4TB. I mainly Game/Render and ive fallen out of the loop for hard drives does 7200 RPM still matter as much vs 5400 what else matters now and what would you recommend for a 4TB Internal? Thanks for any help (Link to one im looking at but i'm worried cuz its 5400) https://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-barracuda-4tb-internal-sata-hard-drive-for-desktops/6387158.p?skuId=6387158

This one may be better.


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WHY NOT...?!

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Just now, Kilrah said:

Depends what level of performance you're after. 7200 will be better.

i can currently pull ~280 Megabits persec or ~33 Megabytes (Internet speed) i want it to be able to keep pace with that as well as i play games like Escape from Tarkov, Warzone, Rust, etc that i know can have longer load times if the HDD cant keep up so primary i don't want to be  limited in those areas. (and i render in blender i dont know if that interacts with the drive)

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1 minute ago, Mateyyy said:

If you plan on using it for games I'd look for a 7200RPM drive instead.

Do you know of a good 7200RPM 4TB?

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6 minutes ago, cookiethecrumb said:

Do you know of a good 7200RPM 4TB?

The WD Red Pro's probably about as good as it gets, though it's also got quite a hefty price tag.

I don't really look into HDDs too often so I can't make a solid recommendation for a specific model.


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6 minutes ago, cookiethecrumb said:

I have never heard of a toshiba HDD why would you recommend them over a Seagate or WD Model?

Was only a suggestion, not an order... value, mostly based on the price of the Seagate you linked.


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1 minute ago, Eighjan said:

Was only a suggestion, not an order... value, mostly based on the price of the Seagate you linked.

Sorry if that came off negative i was just curious about Toshiba because i haven't heard of their hard drives before. thank you for the help!

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Just now, cookiethecrumb said:

Sorry if that came off negative i was just curious about Toshiba because i haven't heard of their hard drives before. thank you for the help!

Well; WD Black is £180... https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/dGHRsY/western-digital-black-4tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-wd4005fzbx


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14 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

The WD Red Pro's probably about as good as it gets, though it's also got quite a hefty price tag.

I don't really look into HDDs too often so I can't make a solid recommendation for a specific model.

Aren't Red Pro's NAS drives?


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1 minute ago, Eighjan said:

Aren't Red Pro's NAS drives?

they are but that isn't a bad thing, just means theres more reliability


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21 minutes ago, cookiethecrumb said:

I have never heard of a toshiba HDD why would you recommend them over a Seagate or WD Model?

I have the 4tb version of that drive. Works well but can get loud when in use. I actually thought it was broken at first and rma it but turns out it is just a loud drive.


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