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What's the fastest 2tb HDD for less than $75?

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  1. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013QFRS2S/ref=twister_B019SU6YA2?th=1

    I have this one, it is a huge upgrade from my old one.
  2. CropEditPaste said:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013QFRS2S/ref=twister_B019SU6YA2?th=1

    I have this one, it is a huge upgrade from my old one.


    Even with the 5400 rpm?
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    Hey! I would recommend the new model Barracuda. 7200rpm, 64mb cache and durable components. Its big n heavy so no slim design but if it's performance you're after, that's the best you'll get for the price.. http://pcpartpicker.com/product/CbL7YJ/seagate-barracuda-2tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm006

    The next step up would be the WD Black but that's a lot more pricey. Cheers!
  4. I've had this one for over 2 years. Nice price too.
    https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-3-5-Inch-SATA3-Drive-DT01ACA200/dp/B009CPDI62/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1482178023&sr=1-1&refinements=p_89%3AToshiba%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_four_browse-bin%3A8067152011
    Large file transfers are pretty fast in my opinion. 160-175MB/sec read and write. My 1tb WD Black is about 10-20% slower than this Toshiba.
  5. The Reaper Wolf said:
    CropEditPaste said:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013QFRS2S/ref=twister_B019SU6YA2?th=1

    I have this one, it is a huge upgrade from my old one.


    Even with the 5400 rpm?


    5400rpm is sufficient enough, unless you are transferring large files, which is where the 7200rpm hard drives excel.
  6. Jeffs0418 said:
    I've had this one for over 2 years. Nice price too.
    https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-3-5-Inch-SATA3-Drive-DT01ACA200/dp/B009CPDI62/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1482178023&sr=1-1&refinements=p_89%3AToshiba%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_four_browse-bin%3A8067152011
    Large file transfers are pretty fast in my opinion. 160-175MB/sec read and write. My 1tb WD Black is about 10-20% slower than this Toshiba.


    WD Black is around 200mb/s so you must have an old one, or old firmware or something. And of course it isn't just seq file transfer that determines speed. Latency is more important for most uses.
  7. Here's some data (Gaming) foir 7200 rpm drives... obviously slower rpm will be slower

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2013/-17-PCMark-7-Gaming,2915.html

    WB Blue (7200 rpm) = 4.01 MB/sec (slower 5400 rpm model is $72)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822235013

    ($69) Toshiba DT01ACA10 (7200 rpm) = 5.14 MB/sec
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fpCwrH/toshiba-internal-hard-drive-dt01aca200

    ($119) WD Black (7200 rpm) = 6.34 MB/sec
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XtjG3C/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2003fzex

    $68 - Seagate Barracuda (7200 rpm) = 6.56 MB/sec
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KyCwrH/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001

    $95 Seagate SSHD (7200 rpm) = 9.34 MB/sec
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tR2kcf/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dx001

    The last on has a built-in SSD which is responsible for the 50% increase in speed.

    Since summer, I have seen them as low as $70 but with the XMas rush, prices have creeped up a bit and now going for $95

    If you can manage the $95, nothing comes close to competing with the 2 TB Seagate SSHD, Next choice would be thee Barracuda.

    As for the reliability ... here's how the manufacturer's stack up ... 1st number is RMAs of 6 - 12 month old drives in last 6 months, 2nd in parenthesis is RMAs of 6 - 12 month old drives in previous 6 months

    Quote:
    Seagate 0,72% (contre 0,69%)
    Toshiba 0,80% (contre 1,15%)
    Western 1,04% (contre 1,03%)
    HGST 1,13% (contre 0,60%)


    For drives under discussion:

    2,39% Toshiba DT01ACA200 ($69(
    1,10% WD Blue WD20EZRZ ($72)
    0,82% Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ($68)
    0,45% WD Black WD2003FZEX ($119)
    0,43% Seagate Desktop SSHD ST2000DX001 ($95)

    Standouts < 1% in bold
  8. CropEditPaste said:


    5400rpm is sufficient enough, unless you are transferring large files, which is where the 7200rpm hard drives excel.


    It's important to look at performance for the uses which you will be using

    5400 rpm drives don't do well in gaming ... best one gets a score of 5.67
    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2013/-17-PCMark-7-Gaming,2915.html
  9. Multipack said:
    Jeffs0418 said:
    I've had this one for over 2 years. Nice price too.
    https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-3-5-Inch-SATA3-Drive-DT01ACA200/dp/B009CPDI62/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1482178023&sr=1-1&refinements=p_89%3AToshiba%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_four_browse-bin%3A8067152011
    Large file transfers are pretty fast in my opinion. 160-175MB/sec read and write. My 1tb WD Black is about 10-20% slower than this Toshiba.


    WD Black is around 200mb/s so you must have an old one, or old firmware or something. And of course it isn't just seq file transfer that determines speed. Latency is more important for most uses.


    No it's less than a year old. It's just 1tb. Which also means it only has a single platter. They are faster with more platters. I read somewhere that the 6tb WD Black reads/writes large files at around 220MB/sec.
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