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Looks like I can get the Crucial MX500 imported for fairly cheap. Would that be a good drive for that use case?

Oh yes, the MX500 is one of the best SATA drives there is.

 

 

Hi everyone,

 

I am currently looking for a 4TB hard drive to surprise myself with for Christmas, however no matter where or how I search, I can only find 2 options:

 

a)Some random NAS drive optimised for long term reliability, often not even 7200RPM

 

b)WD BLACK PRO ULTRA MAX 4TB GAMING DESTROYER HDD, $2000

 

Can any of you recommend me a drive that would fit my criteria (7200RPM, CMR, doesn't need to have crazy features)? Budget is around 65000 Hungarian Forints which is around 150USD.

 

Thank you in advance!

 

Edit: I am located in Hungary, the cheapest 4TB SATA SSD here is 200USD, thank you for all the helpful info though. Many of you have also recommended great hard drives that are unfortunately not sold here, the furthest place that I can order from would be amazon.de without having to pay insane import taxes. Thank you

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5 minutes ago, destviz said:

Hi everyone,

 

I am currently looking for a 4TB hard drive to surprise myself with for Christmas, however no matter where or how I search, I can only find 2 options:

 

a)Some random NAS drive optimised for long term reliability, often not even 7200RPM

 

b)WD BLACK PRO ULTRA MAX 4TB GAMING DESTROYER HDD, $2000

 

Can any of you recommend me a drive that would fit my criteria (7200RPM, CMR, doesn't need to have crazy features)? Budget is around 150USD.

 

Thank you in advance!

Why not get a SATA SSD for $150 for 4TB?

 

Why a HDD?

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3 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Why not get a SATA SSD for $150 for 4TB?

 

Why a HDD?

 

Probably Canadian. We have no prices like that for SSD's.

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Why do you want a 4TB HDD drive specifically? There are plenty of 6TB and 8TB drives available for under $150 right now. And there are even some SSDs available for under $150 with 4TB of storage.

 

This would be specifically what you asked for - 4TB, 7200RPM, CMR drive for $91: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-128MB-3-5-Inch-Enterprise-ST4000NM0035/dp/B01CG0DD1E

 

There's this old model Seagate 6TB drive for $92: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013JPKYQC

 

Or you can get an SSD within your budget, too - SATA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DTR8RGR

 

NVME: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BN5WXP8R

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Holmes108 said:

 

Probably Canadian. We have no prices like that for SSD's.

isn't the WD Gold a CMR drive?  7200 as well.

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/jtn8TW/western-digital-gold-4-tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-wd4003fryz

 

I'd pony up $200 and get a 4TB SSD instead...

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/b9Kscf/teamgroup-t-force-vulcan-z-4-tb-25-solid-state-drive-t253ty004t0c101


Edit:  I listed Canadian dollars, which equates to 150USD.  So go SSD.  Screw HDD.

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2 minutes ago, Holmes108 said:

Probably Canadian. We have no prices like that for SSD's.

If they're outside the US, then it's very confusing that they never said that and also gave their budget in USD. How are we supposed to find options for them if we have no clue where in the world they are located?

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2 minutes ago, YoungBlade said:

If they're outside the US, then it's very confusing that they never said that and also gave their budget in USD. How are we supposed to find options for them if we have no clue where in the world they are located?

 

Oh yep. I didn't catch the USD, so that's a pretty big clue. Otherwise Canada wouldn't be a bad guess since LTT is Canadian.

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14 minutes ago, destviz said:

Can any of you recommend me a drive that would fit my criteria (7200RPM, CMR, doesn't need to have crazy features)? Budget is around 150USD.

Yes, the toshiba x300 and x300 pro are good drives, as well as the western digital wd4005fzbx, and the seagate ST4000DX005. There are other drive models as well, like the seagate exos and wd gold, and toshiba mg series that you can look at as well. Let me know if you want any "cheaper" recommendations, etc.

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22 minutes ago, destviz said:

Hi everyone,

 

I am currently looking for a 4TB hard drive to surprise myself with for Christmas, however no matter where or how I search, I can only find 2 options:

 

a)Some random NAS drive optimised for long term reliability, often not even 7200RPM

 

b)WD BLACK PRO ULTRA MAX 4TB GAMING DESTROYER HDD, $2000

 

Can any of you recommend me a drive that would fit my criteria (7200RPM, CMR, doesn't need to have crazy features)? Budget is around 150USD.

 

Thank you in advance!

HDDs in gaming systems at all aren't something I recommend. Depending on the tier of the system, you can have noticeable higher input/frame latency depending on how often that HDD is sending interrupt signals.

 

If there's a non-gaming reason to want this amount of space, I'd look at a NAS chassis where you can also get redundancy. Let another CPU handle those interrupts. 

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Have to say what's already been said, there is no chance I'd be spending money on a HDD for game storage when you can pickup an SSD for the same price range. Few NVMe's in the $140-160 range quickly checking PCPP. 

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46 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

isn't the WD Gold a CMR drive?  7200 as well.

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/jtn8TW/western-digital-gold-4-tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-wd4003fryz

 

I'd pony up $200 and get a 4TB SSD instead...

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/b9Kscf/teamgroup-t-force-vulcan-z-4-tb-25-solid-state-drive-t253ty004t0c101


Edit:  I listed Canadian dollars, which equates to 150USD.  So go SSD.  Screw HDD.

Sorry I forgot to mention that I am from Hungary. You can only get a 4TB SSD here for 200USD+, a WD Gold is 200USD. I am looking for something around 150USD. I also can't "pony up" another 50 dollars as I make 520USD/month. Thank you!

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17 minutes ago, destviz said:

Sorry I forgot to mention that I am from Hungary. You can only get a 4TB SSD here for 200USD+, a WD Gold is 200USD. I am looking for something around 150USD. I also can't "pony up" another 50 dollars as I make 520USD/month. Thank you!

You're looking at the Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance or Iron Wolf Pro then..

 

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4 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

You're looking at the Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance or Iron Wolf Pro then..

 

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And do you think those would be aquadate for games? I have seen people saying that you shouldn't use NAS drives for games on various websites (iirc here as well).

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2 minutes ago, destviz said:

And do you think those would be aquadate for games?

You're going to experience undesirable hiccups no matter what with a HDD and modern titles. It really is a bad idea. 

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3 minutes ago, destviz said:

And do you think those would be aquadate for games? I have seen people saying that you shouldn't use NAS drives for games on various websites (iirc here as well).

No difference between NAS and regular drives for games, as far as I have seen.  Just that ANY HDD isn't going to do well in modern titles.

 

But if you can handle some stuttering then grab one.

 

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Toshiba NAS and Enterprise drives are 7200rpm and CMR, so check out their pricing if they're available.

 

However for gaming I agree with the others. A SSD would be so much better. Preferably NVMe but even SATA would be better than a HD. While it is a capacity cut, look for a 2TB SSD. Even a low end one is so much better than a hard disk.

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32 minutes ago, porina said:

However for gaming I agree with the others. A SSD would be so much better. Preferably NVMe but even SATA would be better than a HD. While it is a capacity cut, look for a 2TB SSD. Even a low end one is so much better than a hard disk.

From what I see, Sata SSD's are not much cheaper, cheapest 2TB is Lexar NQ100 for 33610FT and the NM620 is 36490Ft. Prices gone up a lot lately, Team Group MP33 2TB was 26000Ft 2 months ago.

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3 minutes ago, Ralf said:

From what I see, Sata SSD's are not much cheaper, cheapest 2TB is Lexar NQ100 for 33610FT and the NM620 is 36490Ft. Prices gone up a lot lately, Team Group MP33 2TB was 26000Ft 2 months ago.

I kept the option open in case there might be some options there, but NVMe certainly have got more competitive. 

 

I'm still thinking any 2TB SSD, while smaller, would perform a lot better. At worst don't install so many games at the same time.

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1 minute ago, porina said:

I kept the option open in case there might be some options there, but NVMe certainly have got more competitive. 

 

I'm still thinking any 2TB SSD, while smaller, would perform a lot better. At worst don't install so many games at the same time.

If a 4tb drive costs 30% of my monthly income.... I'd not get one.  That's insane.

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3 hours ago, Dedayog said:

Why not get a SATA SSD for $150 for 4TB?

 

Why a HDD?

Looks like I can get the Crucial MX500 imported for fairly cheap. Would that be a good drive for that use case?

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Just now, destviz said:

Looks like I can get the Crucial MX500 imported for fairly cheap. Would that be a good drive for that use case?

Oh yes, the MX500 is one of the best SATA drives there is.

 

 

"Do what makes the experience better" - in regards to PCs and Life itself.

 

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Raven: AMD Ryzen 5 5600x3d - ASRock B550M Pro4 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 3200Mhz - XFX Radeon RX6650XT - Samsung 980 1TB + Crucial MX500 1TB - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Samsung 27" 1080p

 

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Steam Deck 512GB OLED

 

OnePlus: 

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OnePlus Buds Pro 2 - Eternal Green

 

Other Tech:

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24 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Oh yes, the MX500 is one of the best SATA drives there is.

 

 

I've seen some concerns reagrding the low TBW, is that a concern?

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24 minutes ago, destviz said:

I've seen some concerns reagrding the low TBW, is that a concern?

No.  Normal usage won't come near a TBW limit.  

 

Before you ask anything else, there are NO concerns with the MX500.  None.  Period.

 

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29 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

No.  Normal usage won't come near a TBW limit.  

 

Before you ask anything else, there are NO concerns with the MX500.  None.  Period.

 

Thank you for your help!

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No point getting HDD especially for games nowdays. Some games are starting to require an SSD as they are finally leveraging them more.

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