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upgrading to 8TB Hdisk help? now please?

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helo i am interesting to  buy one   8TB  Hdisk ..  i will use   this disk  for   gaming .

 

can  you suggested  me  the best   8Tb  hardisk   for gaming use?

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which  are  the best top  8tb hardisks?  for to  buy??  can  you  tell me  please?

 

anysugestions  for  which 8tb  hardisk to  buy? can  you  help me  please?

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WD Red 8TB or Seagate IronWolf 8TB

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Anything 7200RPM, choose your favorite brand.

 

Depending where you live you can always shuck a drive for less than buying one in store. WD's are usually good in such cases

https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/7gw6d3/nesn_my_book_8tb_17999_wpromo_code_emcbcrb55/dqn8laj/

 

 

If you do shuck, only do WD and only do the 8TB.

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what is the difference  for   blue  8TB and  black 6TB  and purple   hardisks and  red nas disks  ??

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whiich is the diference between  these  4  ?

 

blue,,  purple and black and  red  hardisks?/ can  you  tell me  please?/

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18 minutes ago, sectorblack said:

what is the difference  for   blue  8TB and  black 6TB  and purple   hardisks and  red nas disks  are  very  good ??

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whiich is the diference between  these  4  ?

 

blue,,  purple and black and  red  hardisks?/ can  you  tell me  please?/

https://www.techporn.ph/understanding-the-differences-between-wd-hdd-colors/

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so  for  my case  better is to  buy  blue and black  hardisks?? or  purple?  for  gaming  i mean?

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Blacks and Red Pros are basically the same, Reds have a additional feature for NAS systems however and I am unsure if they will negatively effect games.

 

Purple are for Surveillance, anything Blue over 1TB (8TB is new to me) is pure garbage since they are the old green and the heads could die really early in life due to parking.

 

It is also very important you don't go out and buy a normal WD Red, it has to be pro since the normal red runs on 5400rpm.

 

I use Toshiba's for my games which are basically cheaper Red Pro/ Blacks, and will work better the Blues since they don't have the parking issue.

 

Link above actually describes them nicely, and I couldn't find it  so I typed it instead :P

 

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you mean that blue is   pure garbage?  why my friend?

 

if i will buy  6TB  black is very  good  choise?

 

what is  your  opinion for black 6TB disks?

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Anything Black won't have parking issues, same with Red/Red Pro.

 

As for Blues here is why you want to avoid them:
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Most drives are rated for 300K Cycles, this WD Blue is the one I shucked last X-mas from a 6TB. It actually hasn't really been used recently and still has gone up 4,000 cycles.

 

The reason why this happens is because WD has set the Blue drives to park after 5-8 seconds (forget which) of non use.

 

Here is both a WD Red Pro/Black 8TB (White Label WD80EZAZ) and a Toshiba 2TB (6 ish years old, I use it for gaming)

 

Toshiba:

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8TB:

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Should be noted that the 8TB has not been used much, and was setup about 6 months after the Blue (both tested and shucked the same time)

 

1 minute ago, sectorblack said:

is it worth  to buy  the 6tb black westen?

Yes, esp if it is on par with the Red Pros price which it should be or a little more due to the 2 extra years of warranty, tho I doubt you'll have a issue with either so long you check the drive when you buy it.

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what is  your  opinion  for  the 8TB gold  western  hardisks? is  like  black and  WD  red pro?

 

can  you  tell me  please?

 

what  kind of performance  has the  6tb Black? is  like  red pro?

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Golds are overpriced and meant for servers, beyond that I think they have a few extra features for server side uses. All 3 should work for gaming however I've never gamed on a Red Pro (even tho I have 3) and would assume my Toshiba would be similar to a Black in Performance maybe a little worst.

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I'd prob go with black since I've never gamed on Red, but if you can wait till Boxing day they might bring the prices down.

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why  you  would go with black?

 

can  you  tell me  please?

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6 hours ago, sectorblack said:

why  you  would go with black?

Never played games on Reds mostly, if you are game for the cheaper Toshiba drives they will work too but they could be slower.

 

If I knew how well Reds would work for games then I would suggest them but I don't and I know Blacks will work perfectly for games.

 

I would show you the Crystal Disk Benchmark readouts, but my only WD Red that is plugged in currently is via USB which hinders on the speed. From looking on Google it looks like the test speeds are very close to WD Blacks, so ultimately it is up to you which one you want. If anything buying a Red Pro and find out it is terrible for loading games you can always use it for long term storage. However imo anything with 7200 rpm will be almost as fast as each other for loading games.

https://aphnetworks.com/reviews/western-digital-red-wd80efzx-8tb/5

 

The reason for a late reply is because I wondered away for several hours.

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