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New Sata drive or New SSD + New Sata drive

Discussion in 'Storage' started by hawx, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. hawx

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    Hey Guys,

    So my 6 years old WD blue 500 Gb drive decided to die on me. It just gave up randomly, the copying speed went into kbps, launching any app from the drive took ages and the HDD Sentinel program reported Drive state as critical with 11 % life remaining and 379 bad sectors.

    Now I want to buy a new drive. I mostly do development + play games + watch movies on my machine.

    I want to buy a new 1 Tb drive but my opinion is that I should buy two identical drive of 500 Gb x 2 = 1 Tb
    The reason being I can use one drive for my movies and games and the other only for development (VS Code, Android Studio, Node, NPM and the lot.) Plus if a drive gives up on me I stand to loose only one drive at any given point.

    Should I go with my analysis above or should I buy only one 1Tb drive?

    Also I am thinking on buying a 240 Gb SSD for OS and core applications only?

    The consumer end of SSD are flooded with cheap drives in range of 4-5k. Is it worth the price and money? If yes which one do you recommend.

    I am open to buying from online or local stores.

    Thanks for the help in advance.

    Regards,
    hawx
     
  2. whitestar_999

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    Best budget ssd ever to launch till date(& seems like it will remain this way for next few years too):
    Buy Online SAMSUNG 860 EVO 2.5″ 250GB 3D NAND Internal SATA SSD MZ-76E250BW In India

    Only reason not to buy above ssd is if you absolutely can not afford spending more than 3-3.5k on ssd.Buy from above shop only,it is the best shop for buying ssd in India(it is ssd selling division of primeabgb & most of the the ssd brands they sell they are also its official distributors in India).
     
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    Price of 500gb vs 1tb is not much,better buy a 500gb/1tb internal & 1tb external portable hdd.
     
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    @whitestar_999 I already have a 1Tb portable that keeps backup of my photos+movies.
    So should I buy a single 1Tb drive or dual 500Gb drives?
     
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    Single 1 TB drive. 500 GB drives make no sense because of low price difference.
     
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    @whitestar_999 and @SaiyanGoku I will get a Samsung 250 GB SSD and 1 Tb Internal drive.
    Internal drive Seagate or WD, on reliability terms? Or just buy one that gives best bang for buck?
     
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    Don't just get any Samsung 250GB ssd. You will find older models too and those are not worth it. Get 860 Evo.
    As for HDD OEM, both have adequate presence and reliability. You should get one which has a service center in your city. AFAIK, WD has door pickup option. I'd pick whichever drive has higher warranty and rpm. Warranty varies from model to model.
     
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    WD Blue for laptops seems better option considering its better after-sales support.
     
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    For 1 TB WB Blue should be the better choice. Also, Kingston has A400 120/240 GB SSDs that are a bit slower and a bit cheaper than Samsung's 8[56]0 evos.
     

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