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What HDD should I get for my gaming PC?

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Hi, it's been a while since the last time I was shopping for a hard drive. I have a Hitachi hdd which is like  8-9 years old and it's working perfectly fine even now, even if it's a little noisy. The problem is it's only 500GB, which seems to not be enough anymore. 

 

I was browsing for a new one today, but the reviews didn't help much, as they were really opposing. 

 

 

I was looking at Toshiba x300 5TB (HDWE150EZSTA), which for a 5TB 7200rpm seems like a bargain.  But a lot of people argue that Toshiba doesn't make 'quality' hard drives. 

Then I found Hitachi Deskstar NAS 4TB (NAS400012872SWW / 0S04005), which costs about the same. Once again it's 7200rpm, but obviously it's a NAS drive.

 

Will there be any drawbacks in using a NAS drive on my PC (it's mostly used for gaming)? Should I go with Toshiba or is it a bad idea? What would you recommend? 

 

 

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Seagate BarraCuda 7200rpm drives.

 

I know it ain't either of the two but if you want high performance that's as high as it gets on accessible pricing.

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For 1TB, WD Blue/Seagate Barracuda. For 2TB, Seagate Barracuda(WD Blue doesn’t have a 7200rpm 2TB model)

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8 minutes ago, Gorange said:

Hi, it's been a while since the last time I was shopping for a hard drive. I have a Hitachi hdd which is like  8-9 years old and it's working perfectly fine even now, even if it's a little noisy. The problem is it's only 500GB, which seems to not be enough anymore. 

 

I was browsing for a new one today, but the reviews didn't help much, as they were really opposing. 

 

 

I was looking at Toshiba x300 5TB (HDWE150EZSTA), which for a 5TB 7200rpm seems like a bargain.  But a lot of people argue that Toshiba doesn't make 'quality' hard drives. 

Then I found Hitachi Deskstar NAS 4TB (NAS400012872SWW / 0S04005), which costs about the same. Once again it's 7200rpm, but obviously it's a NAS drive.

 

Will there be any drawbacks in using a NAS drive on my PC (it's mostly used for gaming)? Should I go with Toshiba or is it a bad idea? What would you recommend? 

 

 

Who are all these people that argue Toshiba doesn't make a quality drive?

 

Toshiba is more than fine, you're using it as game storage anyway.  Get an SSD if you want speed.

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Yeah, Toshiba HDDs are good. Got a bunch (7 or 8 ) in my home server running 24/7 for the past 3-7 years depending on the model. No smart issues unlike my seagates lol. I’d just get the higher capacity Toshiba.

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@Princess Cadence A friend of mine had bad experience with Seagate's BarraCuda lineup. He got two 1TB ones fail on him. It was a couple of years ago though and one can't really judge on such a small scale.

@_d0nut I want something a bit bigger, but thanks for the suggestions!

@jstudrawa I googled whether or not Toshiba makes durable hard drives and a few topics popped up in another big tech forum. People were saying that Toshiba makes great laptops but HDDs - not so much. You probably guessed those topics were quite old.

@SSD Sean I'll probably do that. The price is not bad and on paper they look solid! 

 

Sorry for my late reply and thanks to anyone who replied! 

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