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IrritatedCharizard

Western Digital Drives Info

Ok so I'm looking into getting another HDD for my pc  (don't talk about SDD they are stupidly expensive)  So I'm on Newegg looking for a 2tb drive and I have 3 choices, green, red and black; I'm curious would the red drive run similar to a blue drive  or maybe up there with the black drive.  I have always gotten green drives but seeing this is Christmas I might as well go a lil more x3  

Ok new idea,  get 2 blue 1tb drives or get 1 black 2tb drive.  Both come out to the same price (2 blues is 1 penny cheaper XD)

Honestly, if I got the blues I wouldn't not want to raid them...well maybe if it works smoothly this time >.>
I just want to know what my peers think hehe x3  


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Added: 5 years, 9 months ago
 
DraculJOSHI
5 years, 9 months ago
take the two and do a RAID 1, either automated or, if it doesn't work, copying everything new over once a week manually.
Once you fill one completely, you can erase the other one, to get more space, that's how I am doing it.

P.S.: SDD are much better, especially if you have to be mobile, since they can't headcrash.
IrritatedCharizard
5 years, 9 months ago
Im more on space than speed atm, if it were reasonable I would go SSD.  I don't want redundant files, also I have my documents folder setup on a 2nd drive so copying over is pointless and unneeded.

I am more curious about the speeds compared to 2blue raid 0 vs 1 black drive.

thx for the ideas tho. :3
Shokuji
5 years, 9 months ago
Depends on what you're going to use them for. Do you want data security? Are you going for speed?
If you're just storing data (pics, music, vids) then go with the blue drives.
If you're going to be doing something intensive on them (games, video/audio/picture editing) then go with the black drives.
Raid0 on the two blues would help speed wise, but if one of the two go down you loos all your information.
Raid1 is for data security, it simply copies everything you put on one drive onto the other as well so if the first drive dies you'll have a full backup on the other.
If you want the most simple setup, go with the black drive, then you'll have room for another drive later if you need it. =3
IrritatedCharizard
5 years, 9 months ago
Well I have 2..3 separate drives for my files, mainly this is gonna be for the main drive (os and everything I download and whatnot)  I eventually move the files over to my other drives just because I don't use them that often and its not too hard to click a lil shortcut to get to them. x3

I have had a raid 0 fail, just re-hooked them and got my files back x3  But yes I'm going for speed, or else I would get another 3tb green drive for the same price XD   Just so happened that 2 blue drives = cost for a black drive.  just curious if I should try raid 0 again
Shokuji
5 years, 9 months ago
Well the black drive will beat the blue one unless you raid0 them. Hopefully that answers your question. X3
IrritatedCharizard
5 years, 9 months ago
I figured as much, hehe  just wanted others opinions. :3   *hugs Thx Shomo~ <3
Shokuji
5 years, 9 months ago
Anytime, Jonny. =3 [hugs]
Eiko
5 years, 9 months ago
If you don't care about redundancy and/or you need 2tb of storage, go for the 2tb black drive. Keep it simple. Also, it's their higher end product so you will get the benefit of a small performance gain out of it from more cache and better features. Though if you have a high performance computer, any 7200rpm drive will cap your performance to a degree (though not as badly as a "green" drive or a 5400rpm laptop drive). SSD is the best way around that and a drive big enough to hold Windows doesn't cost as much nowadays (you would have to put games, programs, etc in another drive), but it also involves it's own research to weigh the pros and cons. I don't know all of your equipment or what you are using this computer for to do a cost/benefit analysis, but I hope I threw some helpful information in for you. :3
IrritatedCharizard
5 years, 9 months ago
Was gonna get a 250gb ssd at the end but just decided to get the blk 2tb drive, I wanted more ram and a bluray player too x3  besides 260$ for a ssd with pci express 2.0 x4  interface. hehe  Idk, the whole price/gig is stuck in my head x3  

Thx for the info though. ^.=.^
Eiko
5 years, 9 months ago
Meh, I'm not sure you'll ever fully saturate SATA 3gb/s and you can buy OS-sized drives for <$100. Raise your budget a little and you can get the same size SSDs specced for SATA 6gb/s. PCI-e interface is nowhere near necessary yet, imo. But like I mentioned, the research is a little more involved. I'm not current on which firmwares are still buggy, which perform TRIM functions more effectively or whatnot. But my old 32gb OCZ Vertex is still running fine after a couple years of service under heavy use in my gaming computer and then light use in my art laptop. And you can get a 64gb Crucial M4 (the most recommended SSD last I checked) for $75 on Newegg, specced for SATA III. Harddrives will almost always be better for price/gb but will not perform as well; making them better for large storage. If you want your OS files and processes nice and zippy, your CPU, RAM (enough that you should never have to touch virtual memory), and an SSD are what you should be looking at. ^w^
IrritatedCharizard
5 years, 9 months ago
Im a space junkie and I don't want to customize every single thing just so it won't throw a file on the C drive when I download something or whatnot. So a big sized SSD is a must, 200-400gb of space is the min for me. The main reason why I felt like getting a pci-e card is just so my sata doesn't bog down the drive, yes I might rarely run that much data at once... though I have before. My sata II ports feel so meh, not to mention all my drives are for sata III. (need to update mobo) x3  
For the SSD race, Im for OCZ; not sure why but I like them

PC: 4core Amd Athlon II 620 proc 2.6Ghz, 6gb ram (hopefully getting 12gigs more for Christmas/bday) I have 12gb of v-mem XD

So until my pc is upgraded or I just decide to build a new one from scratch and have it as a home backup/ a computer my mate can use to play some pc games on it,  I will hold back on SSD's  unless they have a huge sale happen. hehe
Eiko
5 years, 9 months ago
Best of luck. Have fun. :3
IrritatedCharizard
5 years, 9 months ago
THx ^.=.^
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