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24X7 Usage Hard drive (High Write workLoad)

24X7 Usage Hard drive (High Write workLoad)   4 members have voted

  1. 1. Which is the best 24X7 Usage Hard drive (High Write workLoad)

    • Seagate SV35 Series Hard Drive (http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/consumer-electronics/sv35/)
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    • WD RE4 (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=30)
    • Seagate Constellation® CS (http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/enterprise-hard-drives/hdd/enterprise-value-hdd/)
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    • Seagate Constellation® ES.3 (http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/enterprise-hard-drives/hdd/enterprise-capacity-3-5-hdd/)
    • WD AV-GP (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=150)
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    • WD AV-25 (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=160)
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Hi,

I want to add another Internal Hard drive which Should run 24X7 as I am a Heavy Torrent downloader...So my PC is ON Like forever , Downloading Various stuffs at high speed.

So I am Looking For Hard drive Which Can easily run 24X7 ( without noise)...bearing 24X7 write Load.

Please Specify the Product name with their official link page.

Adding to this, I have found Some hard drive based on 24X7 Usage.those are :-;

1)Seagate SV35 Series Hard Drive

(http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/consumer-el...)

2)WD RE4

(http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=30)

3)Seagate Enterprise Value HDD / Seagate Constellation® CS

(http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/enterprise-...)

4)Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD / Seagate Constellation® ES.3

(http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/enterprise-...)

5)WD AV-GP

(http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=150)

6)WD AV-25

(http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=160)

Of the above 6, I found (1)Seagate Sv35 best one followed by (2)WD RE4

Please help me know that which one is the best according to my needs..ie high workload, 24X7 read & write Hard drive

If there is another hard disk, you think is best for torrents 24X7 usage.Please specify...

I think SSD are not made for high write loads...they can read faster...but their life is dependent on Write workloads...higher the write workload..lower will be their lifetime...Hence SSD are out of question

But what about SSHD(Solid state Hybrid drives)...are they good, abviously they boot faster than above mentioned six 7200rpm drives but i am looking for 24X7 high write & read work loads...are they capable enough to bear high write workloads unlike SSD

Thanks in advance

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Also Can Sata 3Gbps motherboard Supports Sata 6Gbps Hard drive ....??

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You may want to look at the NAS Hard Drives WD Red http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810 other than that, I don't think there will be a great difference between any of the selected drives unless you are on an OC3 or high-end FISO connection as your speed will be limited by the ISP. All that said probably the best thing you can do don't use the dive and your primary OS drive. If it’s going to be for torrents only then don’t use it for anything else that will load or write. The last thing to do would also be to disable and power save features that would spin down the drives.

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Avoid the SSHDs for this purpose: they are also using flash, but smaller amounts of it. So unless they're not really using the cache (in which case you could just get a regular drive as well), a write-heavy workload should wear their flash out much faster than for regular SSDs.

And no need to disable power saving: if you're download the HDD won't get a rest for several minutes, so it will stay up. If you're not downloading.. well, no need to keep it spinning.

MrS

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SSHDs tend to use SLC flash though, which is very long life. But indeed, there'll be no benefit either way.

Personally I use Samsung F2 EcoGreen drives, because they're low power and quiet. However what you choose partly depends on whether you want to use one single drive for both booting your system and torrenting, or two separate drives, which I would highly recommend.

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Since he referred specifically to "SSHDs" I figured he's talking about the recently introduced Seagates, which turned to MLC instead of SLC (used on the older 2.5" Momentus XT).

And he said "I want to add another drive", so I think it's safe to assume it will be a dedicated torrent drive.

MrS

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This is JUST for torrents? Nothing you care about absolute data integrity?

Buy whatever's cheapest. Unless you're pulling down better than a 100mbit link continuously, you're not going to tax any modern harddisk, and even 100mbit is slow enough that fragmentation is not going to significantly affect performance.

Now if you're on a gigabit link I stand corrected, but on a gigE link you're probably going to need at least a two-disk RAID0 to keep up comfortably as you'd be rather close to saturating a single disk.

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What is your internet speed?

Your BT client will manage how and when the data is written to disk. Unless you have gigabit internet, the drive won't be constantly writing as you might think.

Any drive rated for enterprise/NAS will do.

I would never put data that I don't want to lose on a single drive [without backups].

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I use an old 320GB Hitachi 5400rpm laptop drive for similar usage. It uses next to no power, is silent, and is plenty fast enough.

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