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WD Red 4TB GIVEAWAY!

1. Ive got a 500GB WD caviar blue for bootdrive and programs that i bought 3 years ago when a built my pc. Then i have a 2 tb WD green for storage. I need a lot of storage because i need to have a lot of classical music and movies for my job (I do cultural courses). Also i have another 2 TB WD green for backup. I use an usb3 external dock to do backups once in a while of my job documents and music/movies. The bad thing is that im getting short of storage. I dont use a ssd as a boot drive because they are to expensive for me.

 

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ps: Linus we are still waiting for the final personal rig update!!!!

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Hello

 

I am using the fllowing 4 drives

 

232 gb 186 gb 300 gb  and 1td

 

The 300 gb is a Maxtor (birthday present), the rest Seagate because they have always been reliable for me

 

I am using these beacuse over the years I have needed more storage space, my first disk was the 186 gb, then the 232gb and 300gb then the 1tb.

These disks were bought because at the time of purchase they represented good value for size per pound cost. The four drives are all in my machine now because they just about give the storage I need and because they all still work fine so I have not needed to upgtade to another disk.

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I run a 120gb SSD with most of my program files and Windows files on it for the extra speed. I have a 1TB Seagate HDD that is getting full with all of my steam games, movies, and music. It would be awesome to have more storage...

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Great form of market research/giveaway - I'll flatter it by stealing it in the not too distant future. ;-)


 


1. I run a Macbook Pro (256 Gb SSD) and have an old desktop box w/80Gb primary and 3x 500Gb storage drives in that I fire up briefly every Sunday night for both archival (not everything fits on the 256 Gb SSD) and backup purposes. I don't run it all the time because... ...the electricity it would consume would cost more than my share of the unlimited family Crashplan account. (yes really; do the math and you'll be horrified) My two siblings do much the same and the Crashplan is used to ensure all the old desktop boxes are mirrored to each other for faster recovery in the event of a failure/house burning down/drug addict nicking the box and pawning it for cash.


 


Until this year I used to run 3x WD 500Gb MyBook external drives. One "working copy, one "backup copy", and one "offsite backup" - they're now in that old desktop box and are a what, 5 years old/halfway through their expected lives now. MyBooks because they happened to be the cheapest named brand that fitted the shelf nicely. The USB<>SATA interface in one died; else drives themselves reliable.


 


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I have a 128 GB Adata SP900 SSD for OS and programs mounted on the back of the motherboard plate. I have it because it's super fast!

For Mass storage i have a 1 TB WD 3.5" Green drive mounted in the 5.25" bay to store all my data. The WD green drive is very silent and stays cool, so it fits perfectly into my Define R4 silent build.

 

I currently have zero drive cages to provide maximum airflow but I'd love to fill some up with dem sexy WD red drives, to store all my shittty old external drives internally (1 x 500 GB 5 years old, 1 x 1 TB 4 years old, both no name products).

who cares...

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Hi. I currently use a Samsung 840 256GB as my boot drive and store regularly used apps on it. I have a 3TB WD Black 7200 RPM HDD in the same build that i use for storing music, movies, pictures, games, etc. I am currently building a SFF gaming / HTPC for the basement entertainment center (Steam Big Picture FTW over new "next gen" consoles. I am building it in the Corsair 350D and would like to use the WD 4TB Reds from this contest to build a NAS to connect everything. My plan is to set up a VPN so I can access everything at my house even when I am over here in Afghanistan. Winning this would help me with yet another project and win me some brownie points with my wife. Thanks. Take Care!

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 my name is Eldridge Big El Henry and I truly have a need for the WD Red .i am in the process of building my first custom PC. I am hunting for the best deals and most information on the complete process for building a PC. Thanks to you videos i am learning step by step how to build a custom pc. The first component i bought was the cooler master CM Storm Enforcer case. Secondly i purchased 2 WD green 1TB drives. A lot of people told me i wasted money on the green drives but i only spent $40 per drive. I plan to also get a SSD for my operating system to accomodate for the slower WD green drives. The addition of the RED drives to my system would allow me to eliminate the external 1.5 TB (100 gigs available) i am using currently for all my movies, pictures and music. So Linus I am hoping you select me as the recipient of one of those WD Red drives. Have a great week.

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I'm running a Vertex 2 90gb for my operating system and frequently used apps for speed.  I'm also using a vertex+ 120gb for my games. I like being the first one in the game. And I'm using a Samsung 500gb for stoarage which is almost full.

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I have a desktop computer I built a while back. I have a 32gb A-Data premier SSD and a 1tb seagate barracuda. I have the OS and drivers on the SSD and everything else on the HDD. As a teenager I can't easily get more storage space. My 1tb drive is quickly filling up and I plan on doing some video editing in the future. It would be great to have 4tb of storage!

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1. My current setup: Samsung 840 EVO 120gb x2 configured in raid 0.

 

WHY?

 

I am a computer science student at Murray State University, so speed is important most of the time. My motherboard only supports SATA II, so that is the reason I have them configured in raid 0. Im currently saving up for an upgrade, but having trouble determining what to get first. Either a new motherboard upgraded to SATA III, or a larger HD because I often hit space limits.

 

 

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Primary Desktop:

120GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD (OS drive Windows, because it was a cheap replacement while my WD Raptor had died and was away for warranty replacement for the second time)

150GB WD Velociraptor (OS drive Linux, I got the Velociraptor as a Warranty exchange for my Raptor. I originally got the Raptor because I wanted a fast boot drive years ago)

2x1.5TB WD Black (Storage drives, because they are high performing and have a 5 year warranty and I needed the space)

2TB Samsung external drive (because I needed the storage and it was cheap)

 

Secondary Desktop:

320GB WD Scorpio Blue (OS drive Linux, Warranty replacement of a 250GB WD Scorpio Blue I had originally bought for my laptop, which died from overheatintg)

4x320GB Seagate somethingorother (Storage drives, I run these as one volume through LVM)

 

160 GB Maxtor IDE drive in external enclosure

160 GB Seagate FreeAgent external drive (I needed the external storage for a trip)

 

Netbook:

64GB OCZ SSD (OS drive, It was cheap ($30 after MIR) I wanted to squeeze a little bit more performance out of my HP mini311 netbook)

 

I also have a 300GB Maxtor drive with a broken SATA connector floating around somewhere, I don't remember where it is atm I also don't remember what I bought it for.

 

 

I don't run any of my drives in RAID because I never had enough money on hand to buy double the storage needed.

 

A perceptive person would notice that most of my older drives are Seagate, while most of my newer drives are Western Digital. The reason for this is that I was burned by Seagate and their "Warranty" and they still owe me a functioning maximum size drive, since that was the capacity they denied me years ago. So I'm adding this to discourage anyone from buying Seagate. Seagate sucks. Their Warranty is inferior to Western Digitals in almost every way.

 

Long live WD!!!

 

 

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for now im using 2 WD black (640gb and 1.5gb) drives 1 for os and 1 for storage , im using only WD black series becouse any of this drives die on me yet :) 

i didnt have so much luck with the green series ( 2 died) but i really want to check out does red ones they look promising ,thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway guys !

 

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Hi Linus!

 

Big fan of your channel and tech advice.  Also first time posting on any type of give away or anything of the sort really.  Keep up the good work!

 

My storage:

2x 240GB crucial ssd's in raid 0 config.

 

My reasoning for this is that I've had good luck with drives so far (knock on wood) so the extra risk was acceptable for the gain in pure speed.  I do not currently have a 3rd drive for back up or for extra storage and that may be next on my list to get once I get a little closer to utilizing my 500GB space. However, I do have a 500GB Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive that I use mainly as a safety back up for photos/music just in-case there is a malfunction in my raid 0 config.  I mainly use my system for gaming, music, and general web browsing.

 

I built this computer with help of an IT friend's recommendations on product selection with regards to my budget at the time of the build.  My next build will follow more the suit of your better and ultimate gaming build videos and possibly try water cooling for the first time.

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Hi! I believe this is the first time I post something in the forum! :) I run a Corsair SSD 180GB Force GS as a main/booting drive and then a "rainbow" of WD Hard drives that I've been buying since 2006. I got WD 500Gb "colourless" from 2008, a WD 1TB Caviar Green (2010), a WD 1TB Blue and a WD 1TB Black, both from this year when I upgraded my rig. All the other disk where sort of a "legacy" storage :P. Here in Argentina those RED Drives are VERY VERY expensive (due to our current situation in the country with the imports) and very rare too. I'd love to get a pair at least of those to install in RAID 0+1 on my PC so it wasn't cramped all the time with my "raw" files from the camara (photographer here :D )

 

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1. I have a Samsung 830 Pro 512GB as my boot drive on my main desktop. I used to have Intel SSD's for their reliability only but the price and speed on the Samsung's were really the deal breaker for me. I Also have a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB for storing all my music and another Western Digital Red 3TB for all my movies and series. For my external drive I chose a LaCie Porche Design 1TB because the looks fit my Macbook. It has two partitions on it, one for an offline back-up of my Mac and another one for a portable back-up of my Desktop and other stuff I need to have with me while i'm travelling. The disk is encrypted to keep nosy people out.
 

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I now have WD green HDD 500Gb. I used to have seagate (2 HDD) but they both broke down within a year. I have this HDD for 4 years now and I think it's time for a change! ;)  

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I am running a 80Gb Western Digital Black as my boot drive since it has good read/Write speeds and a 1.5TB Green Drive and my Steam/Origin/VM Storage. I also have a 1Tb MyPassport for lan's and backups.

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As of right now my gaming rig isn't very good. My parents bought it in 2007. It has an nvidia 8800gt, an amd phenom processor, I'm not sure what motherboard, and 500gb hdd. If y memory is correct, back in 07 500gb was a lot, but lately I've been running out of room. Drawing inspiration from you videos, I've planned on building a new pc, but I don't have a lot of money. I was looking to do a 60gb ssd for my os and a 4tb hdd for everything else. I'm goin to get just one 4tb because with everything else, that's all I can afford. I'm not really trust worthy of ssd as I've heard they aren't reliable. But then, I don't know a whole lot about computers. Anyway, keep up the good work, and wiether I win or not, you guys are awesome!

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1. I have the standard early-2011 Macbook pro 500 GB internal HDD. I don't want to open my laptop and mess with its internals so I haven't upgraded to an SSD or larger internal HDD. I also have an external Dell PDA500A 500GB HDD. I found it at my dad's wholesale computer business, where it was just sitting unused because they found it with a laptop they were selling. It was pretty much free for me and my dad's business so I started using it for Time Machine on my mac. Oh and I also have 5 months remaining on crashplan unlimited backup storage online which I got free during one of their offers. I guess that counts as storage...

 

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Right now I use Samsung 840pro 256GB SSD + my old SSD plextor m3 pro 128GB

 

 

 

Move then enough space for me.  But might be going for 2x 256GB Samsung SSD Raid 0. Just for the speed.

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Current storage setup:

2x 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD in my PC

3x WD 640GB in RAID-5 in my PC

4x Samsung 1TB F3 in Qnap 569-Pro (raid-5)

 

I use the ssd's for the speed for loading my OS/Apps/Games and for the extremely fast access time - so much nicer when things snap open. Theres nothing stored on these that I dont mind losing, everything can be reinstalled again.

 

The RAID-5 is for my personal downloads/pictures/movies/long term storage, I set up raid-5 as I obviously dont want to risk losing the data stored here as some of it is irreplaceable. RAID-5 for the speed and redundancy as RAID-1 would be a that little bit too slow when dealing with large files, 

 

This is backed up onto my Qnap as a single raid-5 is not a backup of your data! I chose the Qnap as it has dual gbit connectivity, USB3 and eSATA for additional backup and the ability to utilize another RAID-5 setup, pointless backing up your data onto something that could fail too easily.

This also houses other PCs backups and is reaching its maximum storage! 4x 4TB would do nicely to let us continue keeping our data safe!

 

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Hi, I'm JellyBOMB.

 

I have a single 3TB Western Digital Elements External Hard Drive which I turned into an internal and then I also have a 1TB Western Digital Elements External Hard Drive for whatever else I might need.

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