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Hard Drive shopping (again)

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Looking for some expert opinions on internal HDD.
Have had long term successes with WD, HGST and Seagate products, but always concerned I don't keep enough backups.

Have been looking over the IronWolf Pro by Seagate.
https://www.newegg.ca/seagate-ironwolf- ... -_-Product

? :135:
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I'm not an expert but do help people with their computers. I recommend Solid State Drives (SSD). I've used SanDisk and WD Blue for both laptops and desktops over the last few years with no problems. SSD's are much faster of course.
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pogo1 wrote: Dec 7th, 2022, 9:22 am I'm not an expert but do help people with their computers. I recommend Solid State Drives (SSD). I've used SanDisk and WD Blue for both laptops and desktops over the last few years with no problems. SSD's are much faster of course.
:up: for SSDs. I just replaced my laptops with a 1TB SSD and have a 2TB SSD portable as backup. Don't think I'll ever go back to old school magnetic drives.
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Agree with SSD, however capacity vs. dollars puts me out of the ballpark.
I need big, reliable and cost effective.
What I'm seeing is the IronWolf is offering 5yr warranty and includes a 3yr data recovery.
Not many offer that, and usually only come with standard 1yr warranty.

Also looked at the LaCie d2 Professional USB-C 20TB, though pricey at $794.65. Same 5/3 as the IronWolf.
Same internal drive? :135:



Been price shopping and NewEgg so far is coming in with the lowest price + free shipping.
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DataCruncher wrote: Dec 6th, 2022, 8:38 pm Looking for some expert opinions on internal HDD.
Have had long term successes with WD, HGST and Seagate products, but always concerned I don't keep enough backups.

Have been looking over the IronWolf Pro by Seagate.
https://www.newegg.ca/seagate-ironwolf- ... -_-Product

? :135:
Can't go wrong with the Seagate considering the 20TB of storage. It is a good drive, although not as fast as a solid state drive. Pros and Cons to each. What do you need? Cheap storage, or lightning speeds?
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Jlabute wrote: Dec 7th, 2022, 10:08 am
DataCruncher wrote: Dec 6th, 2022, 8:38 pm Looking for some expert opinions on internal HDD.
Have had long term successes with WD, HGST and Seagate products, but always concerned I don't keep enough backups.

Have been looking over the IronWolf Pro by Seagate.
https://www.newegg.ca/seagate-ironwolf- ... -_-Product

? :135:
Can't go wrong with the Seagate considering the 20TB of storage. It is a good drive, although not as fast as a solid state drive. Pros and Cons to each. What do you need? Cheap storage, or lightning speeds?
Hmm, can't have the best of both worlds.
Am more interested in reliable storage capacity at this stage, speed being secondary as I can wait the few extra seconds/minutes for read/write.

Looked at the SSDs, but they are just so expensive still for large capacity.
Seagate IronWolf 125 SSD 4TB NAS @ $1,055.90

As I mentioned at some point that I had multiple backups, I'll be keeping those, however, want to have the 20tb drive so that I also have everything consolidated on a single drive instead of having to attach separate drives when seeking something.

Presently using a 12 and 2x 10TB for weekly bkps. Then they go off-line.
The balance are combinations of 8/6/4tbs which are always live.
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Yup, the same amount of storage in a SSD would be pricey.
Go for the Seagate. It is a good PRO dependable drive.
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Jlabute wrote: Dec 7th, 2022, 10:51 am Yup, the same amount of storage in a SSD would be pricey.
Go for the Seagate. It is a good PRO dependable drive.
SOLD ! :up:

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Re: Hard Drive shopping (again)
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2014
Seagate STBD4000400 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

2016
HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5" 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Retail ...

2017
HGST DeskStar NAS 3.5" 4TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Retail ...

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HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5" 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Retail ...

Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT1050MX300SSD1


2018
Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT1000MX500SSD1

Intel 545s 2.5" 512GB SATA III 64-Layer 3D NAND TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2KW512G8X1

Intel 545s 2.5" 512GB SATA III 64-Layer 3D NAND TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2KW512G8X1

2019
HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5" 10TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Retail ...

Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT500MX500SSD1

Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT1000MX500SSD1


2020
Seagate Expansion Desktop Hard Drive 10TB HDD External - PC Windows PS4 & Xbox - USB 2.0 & 3.0 Black (STEB10000400)

Seagate Expansion Desktop Hard Drive 8TB HDD External - PC Windows PS4 & Xbox - USB 2.0 & 3.0 Black (STEB8000100)

Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT1000MX500SSD1

WD Elements 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive Black WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN

2021
WD Elements 12TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive Black WDBWLG0120HBK-NESN


2022
Seagate IronWolf Pro 20TB NAS Hard Drive 7200 RPM 256MB Cache CMR SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal HDD ST20000NE000 - OEM

Seagate Expansion Desktop Hard Drive 8TB HDD External - PC Windows PS4 & Xbox - USB 2.0 & 3.0 Black (STEB8000100)

Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT1000MX500SSD1

Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT2000MX500SSD1


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