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  1. 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 : 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 ? 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.
  2. Brian, can you state an opinion, what would you recommend in my case from your experience or knowledge ?
  4. 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 ?
  5. Seagate Reliability Lawsuit 1.5 & 3TB Take a look : Crappy company.
  6. 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. It may be the same thing with Seagate.
  7. Probably yes, but now they are big boys and have loads of cash. It is time to stop putting crappy Chinese components that fail.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 :
  10. Is WD 4TB Black still the best HDD right now ? (WD4003FZEX) Any updates on newer HDD products that are faster and more silent than WD Black that are coming in the future (2015) ? Thank you
  11. 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
  12. SSD will die. Get ready for RRAM = almost immortal storage.
  13. How on earth is black < blue ?
  14. Are you talking about these new Toshiba 3.5 drives : ? PX3009E-1HP0 - 4TB PX3010E-1HQ0 - 5 TB In europe they clearlly state : In USA : PH3400U-1I72 - 4 TB PH3500U-1I72 - 5 TB 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 ?
  15. 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 ?
  16. NSA Hides Spying Backdoors into Hard Drive Firmware ! What do you say now ? Will you still buy a new HDD from WD or SG ? Debate please.
  17. 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 ?
  18. All audience wants fast drives a.k.a Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR). How is this corelated with their newer 3.5 : Need a reply here :
  19. I knew i would give you a great time. 840 PRO (21nm) started to fail after 600 TB, way after the 150TB warranty of the better 40nm 850 pro. But not all nand is equal ! 600 TB = 600 000 GB For a 256 GB model like the one tested it means : 600 000 / 256 = 2343 cycles ! ( filling the SSD that ammount of times ) That mean a 512 GB model require the same 2343 cycles of writes but it would mean a total of 2 x 600 000 GB in total endurance correct ? Is the SLC rated at 100 000 cycles no matter the nm is is build on ? If the MLC at 21nm is rated at 3000 cycles (in truth 2343 cycles) the 40nm is rated at 6000 (in truth around 4460 cycles). So a 256 GB will resist 1 141 760 GB = 1141 TB if we scale all tests equally and not imaginary cycles like anadtech uses to round up numbers. The problem is not all nand is equal and some fail sooner. in red marketing lies. The thing is why is 150 TB limit the same for 128 - 256 - 512 - 1024 GB models ? 4430 x 128 = 567 TB 4430 x 256 = 1134 TB 4430 x 512 = 2268 TB 4430 x 1024 = 4536 TB
  20. Extremely interesting ! Also see the other links in the article.
  21. Write 150 TB on a MLC Samsung 850 PRO void the warranty and see how much you can write on it before it fails. And keep in mind to restart the system because you may be able to write on it a little while but when you turn off and then on the power it won't be able to hold any information. Some tests did just that.
  22. Here decibels for black : Too noisy for me. What about this new Toshiba model (4TB & 5TB) : Announced a few days ago : The older models were very silent.
  23. Very well, waiting for them. Love you ! What about acustics on the "new" WD black vs seagate acustics on normal HDD or SSHD ? Any news on new HGST HDD or are they made by WD now ? Does HGST still have new HDD products ? Like this one : Ultrastar 7K6000 (non helium normal HDD) *** They are the most reliable according to this :
  24. You don't undnerstad my point. I can destroy it in 2 days. That's how durable it is. Don't care about consumers activitiy. Consumers eat whatever big compaies feed them. But if you want to destroy it you can in 2 days. This is the company marketing you are talking here. Time to wake up and stop spreading lies. I agree. All big/medium companies that want to do bussiness in USA must play the NSA game. You are talking about 150 TB for MLC under waranty.