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 :
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.