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  1. Brian, can you state an opinion, what would you recommend in my case from your experience or knowledge ?
  2. http://www.anandtech.com/show/11755/toshiba-x300-8-tb-hdd-now-available
  3. Options & Prices: 2.5" BarraCuda Hard Drive 4 TB (ST4000LM024) 161 EURO BarraCuda Hard Drive 5 TB (ST5000LM000) 201 EURO 3.5" BarraCuda Pro Hard Drive 4 TB (128 MB) ST4000DM006 165 EURO BarraCuda Pro Hard Drive 6 TB (256 MB) ST6000DM004 238 EURO BarraCuda Pro Hard Drive 8 TB (256 MB) ST8000DM0004 304 EURO BarraCuda Pro Hard Drive 10 TB (256 MB) ST10000DM0004 394 EURO Western Digital BLACK 6TB (128 MB) WD6002FZWX 240 EURO Hitachi Ultrastar 7K6000 6TB ? What to choose ? Anything better ? https://uk.hardware.info/reviews/6975/22-6-10tb-hard-drives-review-one-drive-a-lot-of-storage https://uk.hardware.info/reviews/6975/14/22-6-10tb-hard-drives-review-one-drive-a-lot-of-storage-noise-levels
  4. I know storage review also tests HDD, and i saw your review, but i wanted to point out what i found when i read the first page of this review :http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/71023-western-digital-black-6tb-hdd-review.html It tells all the mechanical changes WD did from the 4TB to the 6TB model and there are several. Does this 6TB model has 5.45TB real storage ? I am making a new PC for Music Production / Video & Picture Editing. For the exact cost of Samsung 850 PRO 512 GB i can buy the WD Black 6TB, which according to tests beats a 10,000 rpm drive. I was thinking to make a silent PC, so the only concern is noise, how much noise could this drive produce ? Are these results relevant : http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1484-page5.html http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1484-page6.html ? Anything under 30 dB like 23 dB is inaudible ? http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/sounds/hddnoise-anechoic/wd-black-6tb.mp3 What do you make of the author comments ? I need the HDD for normal usage like recordings, synthesizers or sample based music creation. Would this drive be OK for that, or would i need a faster drive or an SSD ? Any suggestions, is there a better alternative ? And are there any new HDD coming out ? An alternative could be : Seagate BarraCuda Pro 6TB (ST6000DM004) ? It has same price as 6 TB black.
  5. What i am saying is that they knew very well what are the exact components that they used in their product. So no one can accuse them that they didn't know what they were producing and selling to the public. Some big companies like Gigabyte are know to remove components or replace them in their products, with lower quality components some time after introducing them to the market without specifying that. http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/5937/gigabyte-revision-issue-new-developments-yet-no-official-response It may be the same thing with Seagate.
  6. Probably yes, but now they are big boys and have loads of cash. It is time to stop putting crappy Chinese components that fail.
  7. This is a multi billion company, it's not like some small company that needs love for making small mistakes. I don't care about any company, unlike you. If they make crappy HDD (Chinese components) because they don't care about their customers but only about profit it's their problem, but paying reviewers to praise them and defend them it's utterly pathetic and a shame for such a huge corporation. But i guess this is capitalism, fool the customer take their money, spit them in the face, pay people to defend companies everywhere. I guess the court of law will decide and make justice this time not the reviewers or the paid forum fanboys.
  8. I don't advise Seagate for HDD. They don't make HDD like they did 10 years ago. Right now they are the worst. See : http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php/topic/38510-seagate-reliability-lawsuit-15-3tb/
  9. Seagate Reliability Lawsuit 1.5 & 3TB Take a look : http://www.techpowerup.com/219951/techpowerup-news-new-amd-cpus-and-seagate-reliability-lawsuit.html Crappy company.
  10. 54 HDDs and SSHDs, reviewed: the best drives for your desktop, laptop, and NAS Includes all important modern hard drives! By Koen Crijns Tuesday 16 June 2015 07:35 http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/6101/54-hdds-and-sshds-reviewed-the-best-drives-for-your-desktop-laptop-and-nas
  11. SSD will die. Get ready for RRAM = almost immortal storage. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resistive_random-access_memory http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/18/crossbar_jumps_over_higher_rram_bar/
  12. How on earth is black < blue ?
  13. Are you talking about these new Toshiba 3.5 drives : http://www.toshiba.eu/hard-drives/internal-hard-drives/sata-hard-drive-desktop-md-series/ ? PX3009E-1HP0 - 4TB PX3010E-1HQ0 - 5 TB In europe they clearlly state : In USA : PH3400U-1I72 - 4 TB PH3500U-1I72 - 5 TB http://www.toshiba.com/us/accessories/Storage/Hard-Drive-Replacements-and-Upgrades/4TB/PH3400U-1I72 http://www.toshiba.com/us/accessories/Storage/Hard-Drive-Replacement/5TB/PH3500U-1I72 So they are that nosy to be unbearable. Fake marketing for Toshiba then. Any tests ? If that is the case i am left with buying a HGST Ultrastar 7K6000. Any test here ?
  14. Yes, WD Black 2 has Load/unload cycles 300,000 the rest have 600,000 that is why one claims 1.2 million hours and the others 2 million hours. Stay away from Black 2. I would have thought that they turned HGST into a "WD chinese maker" by now (since they bought HGST maybe they started making cheeper products there too). Right now i am looking at : Toshiba 3.5" SATA Hard Drive - MD Series - 5/4 TB or HGST Ultrastar 7K6000 (unless WD started forcing them to make cheeper quality ) 6TB, 5TB, 4TB & 2TB. Seagate and Western Digital are more or less crap with high failuire rate ! Waiting for reviews. Any news when these come to european market ?
  15. Good. I can't understand how can "adjusting voltages and other knobs and levers as time goes on to spread the wear more evenly" can bring that much difference. I think it all comes down to cherry picking the nand in enterprise models. Although here is another explanation from anandtech : And if you have the drive 80% full then woudn't it fail fast ? At lest the 20% portion ? Or will it move files around ?