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choose hardisk 6 - 8tb

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by teckguru, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Stu

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    This thread is a little crazy... anyway, OP should at least work out which drives are 5400rpm and rule them out (WD Red, WD Blue). Regarding WD drives, they advertise Black as their performance desktop drive, so that is probably the one to go for.

    Check some reviews to compare the Barracuda Pro, but I believe the non-pro drives are all shingled now??? If so, I would stay away. The ones in external caddies are almost certain to be shingled.

    I don't know about the Enterprise grade data centre drives, but I would expect them to have firmwares that are better suited for a server than a desktop.

    Short version... just compare Barracuda Pro and WD Black... probably not much real life performance difference between them!
     
  2. teckguru

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    but i dont understand why some people say that baracuda pro 8TB is faster in performance and everything from western black 6TB
     
  3. Stu

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    Read some reviews... I looked at a couple after my last post, and the general feeling I got was that the Barracuda Pro is actually faster than the WD Black, however, reviews rarely had new models of both, and rarely the same capacity drives for apples-to-apples comparison. That said, I don't think you will feel a real life difference in performance between these two, so look at price and warranty rather than performance when comparing which of these two to buy.
     
  4. teckguru

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    why you believe that Barracuda Pro is actually faster than the WD Black,? can you tell me the reasons please?