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Advice on HD needed :)

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Hello all 🙂

I am currently in need of backing up my 6 tb HD, at first I was going to upload it to google drive but after trying this method I noticed that for what ever reason sometimes a folder would copy to gdrive but some files that are in the folder wont 🙂  soo Im just a bit scard to put my trust in to gdrive...
Anyways I was looking at HD's and I found this:

https://www.newegg.com/seagate-exos-7e8-st6000nm0115-6tb/p/1Z4-002P-00139?Description=6TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive&cm_re=6TB_Desktop Hard Disk Drive-_-1Z4-002P-00139-_-Product   <----- Is this a good buy?



https://www.newegg.com/blue-wd60ezaz-6tb/p/1Z4-0002-00MY8?Item=9SIA5ADH6N9539



Is this a good deal?
Should I buy a used WD?
My budget is around a 100 dollars

If you can point me in the right direction I would appreciate that because Im not really sure what to but...

Thanks

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9 minutes ago, max668 said:

Hello all 🙂

I am currently in need of backing up my 6 tb HD, at first I was going to upload it to google drive but after trying this method I noticed that for what ever reason sometimes a folder would copy to gdrive but some files that are in the folder wont 🙂  soo Im just a bit scard to put my trust in to gdrive...
Anyways I was looking at HD's and I found this:

https://www.newegg.com/seagate-exos-7e8-st6000nm0115-6tb/p/1Z4-002P-00139?Description=6TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive&cm_re=6TB_Desktop Hard Disk Drive-_-1Z4-002P-00139-_-Product

https://www.newegg.com/blue-wd60ezaz-6tb/p/1Z4-0002-00MY8?Item=9SIA5ADH6N9539

 

 Is this a good deal?
Should I buy a used WD?
My budget is around a 100 dollars

If you can point me in the right direction I would appreciate that because Im not really sure what to but...

Thanks

I've never had a problem with the many WD Blue drives that I've used over the years. WD Blue 6tb are about 120-130 usd new

 

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8 minutes ago, max668 said:

Hello all 🙂

I am currently in need of backing up my 6 tb HD, at first I was going to upload it to google drive but after trying this method I noticed that for what ever reason sometimes a folder would copy to gdrive but some files that are in the folder wont 🙂  soo Im just a bit scard to put my trust in to gdrive...
Anyways I was looking at HD's and I found this:

https://www.newegg.com/seagate-exos-7e8-st6000nm0115-6tb/p/1Z4-002P-00139?Description=6TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive&cm_re=6TB_Desktop Hard Disk Drive-_-1Z4-002P-00139-_-Product

https://www.newegg.com/blue-wd60ezaz-6tb/p/1Z4-0002-00MY8?Item=9SIA5ADH6N9539

 

 Is this a good deal?
Should I buy a used WD?
My budget is around a 100 dollars

If you can point me in the right direction I would appreciate that because Im not really sure what to but...

Thanks

One thing for sure is that you shouldn't buy a used one.
You want to buy a HDD for backing up, buying a used one might be the cause of you losing your back ups.

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6 minutes ago, BiotechBen said:

I've never had a problem with the many WD Blue drives that I've used over the years. WD Blue 6tb are about 120-130 usd new

 

¿with the many WD Blue drives that I've used? what?
¿WD Blue 6tb are about 120-130 usd new? <- have you looked at the link I posted ?
 


So what are you saying really?

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7 minutes ago, Poinkachu said:

One thing for sure is that you shouldn't buy a used one.
You want to buy a HDD for backing up, buying a used one might be the cause of you losing your back ups.

So what do you recommend?
What HDD would you recommend?

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11 minutes ago, max668 said:

¿with the many WD Blue drives that I've used? what?
¿WD Blue 6tb are about 120-130 usd new? <- have you looked at the link I posted ?
 


So what are you saying really?

The link you have is for used drives. Would not recommend used HDDs. I've had a number of WD Blue drives that I have used over the years and never had a problem with any of them that were the fault of the drive. One was caused by windows corruption, but a secure erase fixed that, and the other was that it was a DELL refurb warranty replacement (used HDD)on a Dell modified firmware issue that killed the drive

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7 minutes ago, BiotechBen said:

The link you have is for used drives. Would not recommend used HDDs. I've had a number of WD Blue drives that I have used over the years and never had a problem with any of them that were the fault of the drive. One was caused by windows corruption, but a secure erase fixed that, and the other was that it was a DELL refurb warranty replacement (used HDD)on a Dell modified firmware issue that killed the drive

https://www.newegg.com/blue-wd60ezaz-6tb/p/1Z4-0002-00MY8?Item=1Z4-0002-00MY8

^Same drive not used


Would you say that WD is the best way to go or are there other drives you would recommend

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24 minutes ago, max668 said:

https://www.newegg.com/blue-wd60ezaz-6tb/p/1Z4-0002-00MY8?Item=1Z4-0002-00MY8

^Same drive not used


Would you say that WD is the best way to go or are there other drives you would recommend

I mean Seagate Barracuda drives are the standard for most builds, I just happen to have more experience with WD Blue drives. The WD Blue drives are going to do well for occasionally accessed bulk storage that is usually sequential reads and writes.

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1 hour ago, max668 said:

https://www.newegg.com/blue-wd60ezaz-6tb/p/1Z4-0002-00MY8?Item=1Z4-0002-00MY8

^Same drive not used


Would you say that WD is the best way to go or are there other drives you would recommend

Are you going to turn it on all the time, or are you just gonna plug it in when there's new data to put.
Is it a server or desktop use. Are you concerned about noise level. Giving all these info might help people here to help you.
 

 

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