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WD Red 4TB GIVEAWAY!

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I am an Entry-Level Videographer with only a 40 gb SSD for Windows 7 Pro, a 128 gb ssd for the Adobe CS and only 1.5 TB of HDD Space for raw video... (not enough room, that typically holds 75% of a project before I have to render out everything and delete the Raw Video Files in order to make space for the rest of the project). 4 TB sure would be nice. 

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I have a 256GB Samsung SSD for boot and all software installation. The computer feels 10x faster with the SSD running all the software but when it comes to my data storage music/movies I am using a WD black 2TB drive which is almost full now :( which gives me reasonable speed and big space compared to the SSD.

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I have a single Mac Mini running as a makeshift NAS (Hate all you want about Apple products, but the 11 watts on idle is pretty amazing). The Mac Mini has a 64GB Crucial M4 and a 500GB internal hard drive, which is really enough for my needs. Software-wise, it's running as a Plex and file server, as well as running software for my home security system. I upgraded the RAM to 16GB, which is currently just being used as a cache for the hard drive. 

 

For any large data archiving, I use an external 1TB drive that I mostly just use for older data. I barely plug it in, since I've had an external drive die on me before, and I don't want to "use up it's lifetime." (Paranoid, I know...)

 

All my remaining desktops and laptops only have SSD's installed. My main gaming desktop is using a 128GB Samsung 840 Pro, and currently have less than a gig left (games take up huge amounts of space :/ ).

My laptop is using a 128GB Crucial M4, which is also running out of room.

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What I run on my first build is a 500gb WD hard drive and that's was that because I don't have the money to buy anymore storage but for the build i am making right now it will have 1tb WD hard drive and again that's that because not that I don't truest ssd but they are really pricing

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I run my setup to game. I run my setup to socialize. I run my setup for the drafting programs I use at home as well as at school. I run my setup to learn, because the computer building/setting up process is one of the most educational things I've ever done. All I got on my setup though... Is an SSD. It's nice, it's fast, but it's small. Where am I to put all the things I create? Nowhere, that's where.

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I currently have a desktop running off of a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD for the amazing boot times and quick response on many of my most used programs on my SSD. I have a Western Digital Black 1TB for all my pictures, videos, games, installation setup files, and other documents and content. I also have a generic Western Digital 320GB hard drive dedicated to video recording my games from time to time using fraps. In addition, I have a Western Digital Passport SE 1TB external hard drive to backup my important files like pictures and videos.

 

Recently, I've been finding that it's very inconvenient to have my backup stored on the external hard drive (as many times I want to access my files such as pictures to show friends and/or family, I'm not at home and didn't think to bring my external hard drive along). And I find that 1TB is not enough storage space to backup all the pictures and videos I have. As a result, I've been considering about building a home NAS running either at Raid 1 or Raid 10 so then I can have access to my files from anywhere as long as I'm connected to the internet and to also double up as a backup for my files! However, the price of the Western DIgital Reds have been keeping me away since they will be more than half of the cost of the NAS computer. I'm a big fan of Western Digital as you can see with the amount of WD drives I have and it would be awesome if I could implement my NAS sooner, rather than later :D
 

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i am currently using a 1TB HDD im not sure of the brand and its almost full atm i cannot afford to but a second HDD so i would love to win one of these


Sorry for double post internet lagged and posted twice just editing this one

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I have a 1 Terabyte Western Digital Blue setup on a new system i am trying to work it in to a server configuration. I was going for the blues for 1, you recommended them in a lot of your Videos and 2, they're easy and cheap. Was looking into SSD's but too expensive for the requirements we were trying to get and started raising money. My OS is on the same drive and only have 1 drive so it would mean a lot to me my brother who really love your channel and love your shows! I also currently have a 1 Terabyte WD My Passport for backups.

 

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Thanks again for setting up this giveaway i know it takes a lot to do it and i salute you!

 

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I have 3x3TB drives in a FreeNAS box (raid 5) for media storage, family photos, backups, etc. The reason I got this was because honestly external drives were slow (basically only usb2 was available at the time), not big enough, and relatively expensive. After going through 2x external drives I figured I may as well invest in a NAS rather than another external drive that i'd be unable to expand in the future. Plus, it was the first PC I built :D

 

On my gaming rig I have a Samsung 840 250gb (which filled up rather quickly), and a 4tb (seagate :E ) drive partitioned as 3+1TB. The first, faster partition is used for game capture with dxtory (one day i'll have a bf3/4 gif that will make it all worth it), and the last TB is for steam game overflow. Recording while reading from games on that partition makes the videos a bit choppy though, so a second drive to separate things would be cool! If I win this, I'll probably sell the current seagate 4TB (it's kinda loud at night), buy a second 4TB red, and RAID0 them.

 

One thing I should get around to doing is to free up some space on the SSD and shrink the partition a bit. I'd rather have the performance last than have 20gb more of ssd.

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I only have a Green WD 2TB for my storage games and videos but i would really love to win so i wont have to worry any more about running out of space.   

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I run a trow it together desktop, with a 160gb WD boot drive pulled from a Dell computer and a 320gb WD blue mass storage and pulled from a Dell as well, both in which in ide mode. I have the slow 160gb boot drive because i don't have any other way of storing my files to re-install windows 7 to the 320gb drive, than a 320gb for Steam library's, music, pictures and 3d modeling files. It gets the job done right the first time no complaint. 

 

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1. My primary hard drive for my desktop is a Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB that I use to store all of the important softwares and OS. The secondary hard drive is a Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB that's use for storing all of my media files, Steam games, homework, and etc. I also have a Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive and a Seagate Backup Plus 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive just in case if I need more storage for my video projects.
 

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I am using a Samsung 840 500GB SSD as my Operating System/Steam drive, and a Western Digital 2TB Black as my storage. I like this configuration because of the speed of the SSD and the size of the HDD, why I chose this setup was from reading and watching reviews on the products, and I love it.


CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.8GHz     Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro     RAM: 16GB Kingston 1600MHz (2x8GB)      GPU: Zotac GTX 1070 Mini 8GB

SSD: Samsung 840 500GB       HDD: Western Digital Black 2TB      HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB    HDD: Seagate 2TB     PSU: Corsair RM850 Fully Modular       Case: BitFenix Shinobi Windowed

Display: ASUS VG278H 27" 120hz 3D Vision 1920x1080

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At the moment I have a Corsair Force GT 120GB, a 2TB Seagate something or other, I had a 500GB WD Blue, but it died for some reason, and a WD 320GB Blue but im in the procces of recovering the partition table, cuz it died when the 500GB did.

 

P.S. both the 500GB and the 320GB were in the same laptop, when the laptop died so did the drives.

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well i''m upgrading from a Pentium 4 machine and I was using a 70GB sata 150 hdd for games and a 80GB IDE for my os and a 250GB for mass storage(porn). and I ran it because i wanted a computer for gaming and my dads an it guy and has a few old towers and i upgraded it from:

-intel p4 ht 1.6GHz

-1GB ddr ram

-ati radeon with 32MB(couldn't remember what it was)

and added :

-radeon 9600xt

-768MB ram

-p4 ht 3.2GHz

and i am now getting a mid range gaming pc and for crying out loud i played unreal tournament when i was 3!!!!!


CA-RIP, Cz up hoes down, bang these hoes out with my rounds.

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To match the performance of my rig, i purchased a 120gb SSD from OCZ solely for the boot times and snappy desktop performance.  I can load windows along with my main programs that i use on that capacity.  To compensate for the lack of space for gaming, i purchased an external 3tb usb 3.0 hard drive.  I do a bunch of moving around with my external from computer to computer and that was the main reason i bought it.  It has ample space for backups, games, movies, and other programs along with the speed i like (roughly 150mbps avg).  On my home media computer, i put on 3 x 2tb seagate barracudas.  The first for the boot drive and media storage, and the other two in RAID 1 so i can further backup my computers at home.  I bought those three because they were on sale along with a $10 rebate.  They have a bunch of space and very nice performance to accommodate my home media pc.  I hope i followed the correct format as i have more plans for fixing up servers and others to set up for friends and they're short on ca$h for drives.

 

Extra info :P

(i5-3570k running 4.4ghz, Kingston Hyper X Beast 2x8gb 2400mhz, GTX 660ti, P8Z77-V Deluxe)

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So here is my set up I got a 256 ocz vertex 4 for boot drive, 1 tb seagate optical of internal storage for games, and a 4tb external seagate backup plus for movies and music. The SSD boot drive gives me awesome start up times and i went with the 1tb because it was a left over from previous computer. The backup plus has all my media on it for going back and forth from college. Psssst Linus i want one of those drives so i can keep media local on my PC help a brother out!

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I run a samsung 840 pro 128gb as a boot drive and to run primary games for quicker loading times and then I run a 1 tb wd black drive for mass storage of currently unused games and miscellaneous programs.

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Its awsome and I hope to win.

 

I have a 750 GB harddrive in my laptop right now. I will love to build a GamingPC but I dont have the money right now, When I do I will probably get a 1 or 2 TB WD Blue with a 250GB Samsung 840 evo SSD. I also have a 500GB Segate Slim external hard drive that I love, its USB 3.0 and super fast and portable.

 

Thank you Mr Linus

 

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1x 160GB OCZ Vertex II SSD

2x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 

1x 4TB Seagate HDD

 

I started out with just one of the 1TB drives as my boot/storage drive then bought another one once I realized that I needed more space for my games, programs and movies. Used one for boot/programs/games and the other for music/movies/media. My friend upgraded his ssd and sold me his old one for a bargain so that's where the ssd came from and the 4TB Seagate is an external HDD that I got on sale and stripped down to put in my case. So now I'm running boot/programs/games on SSD. Other programs/games/documents on one of the 1TB which along with the SSD backs up to the other 1TB drive. And the 4TB is my movies/media drive now which I really should be backing up...

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My main rig is running 2 x 128GB Crucial M4 SSDs in RAID0 and a 1TB WD Black. I know running SSDs in RAID0 is a bit overkill, but I was running out of space on my single M4, so why not RAID another for maximum e-peen?

 

I also have a NAS box frankensteined from my old machine, running a 2TB WD Green, 3TB WD Green, and 2 x 3TB WD Red. One drive is for parity so i have a total of 8TB usable.

 

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I run a Sandisk Extreme 240GB for my OS and main games im playing i also run 2 Segate barracuda XT's 1- is a 2TB 7200RPM 64mb and the other is 1-3tb 7200RMP 64mb. Im currently running this setup due to a very large steam library and i also run most of my files in a server configuration for my house that i live in. I would love to upgrade my Segate drives someday to higher capacity drives so the 4tb drives would be awesome since my PC is run around the clock already anyway. 

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1. i run 2x OCZ Vertex 4 in RAID 0 for a speedy boot drive, and a Seagate 3TB for media storage, i chose this one because it was on promo for 109$. i dont have any backups for my system, but i also dont have anything sensible in it.

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