Tacoboy

Good 4TB for data storage

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Right now the Hitachi HGST 0S03359 4TB drive is $151 and I want to make a back up of my back ups.

I'm assuming the Deskstar is improved from the old Deathstar days?

Or is there a(4TB)brand more recommend then the Deskstar?

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"Deathstar" were the series 75GXP and 60GXP with 15 and 20 GB per platter. Needless to say these days are long gone!

If you can get the Seagate desktop drive for the smae I'd go for this one (1 platter less). Otherwise the Hitachi should be as fine as the others.

MrS

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I haven't had an issue with modern Hitachi drives.

However, in this case I'd choose Seagate on the virtue of one platter less = less to break, faster, and higher reliability as a result.

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I haven't had an issue with modern Hitachi drives.

However, in this case I'd choose Seagate on the virtue of one platter less = less to break, faster, and higher reliability as a result.

One platter less = higher density drive = higher chance of mechanical crash because the read zone is much smaller ;)

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If you want to start discussions like that, you'll be back with stone tablets in no time. ;)

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One platter less = higher density drive = higher chance of mechanical crash because the read zone is much smaller ;)

Absolutely correct, the very high density FAR outflops the notion of an additional platter. Rather slower and working than faster and dead/corrupt data.

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Assuming the architecture is reliable at that kind of platter density. I wouldn't make that kind of generalization between density or number of platters.

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