My wd blue has 190 read and 185 write,and they are quiet and "fast" for hdd,i used seagate drives,they was loud,slow and not reliable,3 hards in 1 year i rma because they started dissapearing,getting loud,and dead sound
I want to eat this hard drives along with packet
Great video ,Myself using WD Blue 500mb HD several of them bought on eBay second hand due to being on a tight budget .They are really good drives and suits my needs. Did have just the one large drive until it failed and lost most of my work. Now i just buy several cheap drives these days and double up important files and haven't lost anything to date . Learnt the hard way. Trying to buy a hard drive rack so its like a book shelf is imposable so going to make one out of wood as my collection of drives is starting to grow. The main thing is they perform well and my data is safe. Use to do all my editing on ssd until they started to slow down due to the constant writing 4k files worn them out. Now only use the ssd for the os and the software, the rest is mechanical drives
This is not a review.
I still use these drive's for video editing rather than wearing out the SSD with continuous writes just redirect the editing software to store on the external drive works perfectly for my 4k video editing.infact just ordered some more used drives from eBay as they are so reliable they tend to just keep going regardless the amount of writes.SSD learnt the hard way,was using p SSD drives Purley for everything then I had a couple go down and lost all data. Mechanical drive's are so reliable if you treat them gentle will last many years,If they get corrupted or start to fail data is much easier to recover than ssd.Have just sold some old drives back from 2006 that still work fine but the technology at that time with energy and the heat and noise they produce is not good.I would say anything from 2011 onwards will be fine
is it still suitable for gaming pc in 2021
Support ps4 ?
Did it contained mounting screws ?
I like it for moving games around. Put games Im playing often on ssd and push the rest a hard drive. Id rather do that than downloading the same game over and over
can i use this video for footage?
I have a new hard disk like this, and I regulary hear a click like every 1-5 minutes (depends on how activ you use the pc), like you would snip with your fingernails, is this normal?
Top notch content my dude!
can i use this video for footage?
could I play older games from around 2005 - 2010 with such a HDD? I have one lying around.
What about gaming?
A ssd costs 3 times the cost of a hdd and i have to get new ram new mobo new processor to work with a nvme ssd. So no thank u i will buy a hdd instead.
raid zero them and test for gaming.
Quality VideoBut I use a 512 gb ssd & 2 tb hdd (5400 rpm)
because of the feelings in your leggs. I hate ssd, it's as if you were crippled.
Debating between the two, i went with WD Blue, was on sale for 85 bucks, i put my games on the blue and everything else as its serves as storage. Games run pretty good on blue, not insane on load times but it is consistent. Pretty happy with purchase. Seagate definitely owns up with that 40mb/s and larger cache. Blue is well rounded.
"The cheapest one"Nice, the most realistic opinion
Thanks great video
im thinking about maybe building my own pc but im still learning a lot of things and understanding. so im on a website pc part picker (im also in canada so in cad) and im picking parts i think are good and what i want but also in a budget. ive read a lot of the comments here and your replies. whats the difference of using storage for the operating system and for games and stuff? i will have games on my pc if i build one. should i be picking 2 of them, one for the operating system and one for games and storage? what about ssd? should the operating system be using ssd? and hdd for games and storage?
If I'm not wrong the Seagate Barracuda ST4000DM004 used in the video is SMR technology. If so, that's a deal breaker for me. Nice comparison though. Thanks
Quick question are these hard drives sector size 4096? Getting one so I can move the OS from my other 4096. I need them to be compatible. Had trouble with some that were size 512
Excellent review and well explained, thanks mate!
Would be nice to know if they are cmr/smr drives, for some reason I think the Seagate is smr since its thinner.
Using hdd's in docking stations heat up more and slower data speeds but ok4tb inside pc case with a fan near faster 5400 vs 7200 < gets louder when R/W's 256 cache vs 64 cache ? only see on 8tb hdd in oz
i ordered the baracuda to replace my 2 1tb hard drives which i have been using for 10 years or so.the whole tower vibrates since 2 computers with the old hard drives hehe
my first hdd was western digital blue 256gb it still living even after ten years, should i buy another western digital products or seagate? cuz seagate have 256mb cache, and western digital only have 64mb cache and it price way higher than seagate...
Dude you speak too slow
Are there no 4tb 7200 hard drives?
I'm actually thinking of buying a Western digital for college studies at IT school in 2-d Animation, editing and filmmaking. I bought the Seagate expansion external hard drive in the past on sale at walmart but it only lasted for 1-2 years. Mostly I carried back and forth to school. Sadly one day while editing my project my hard drive fell on the ground took a toll on my Seagate expansion. The armor was damaged but not the disk. We had to buy a new case for the disk. The next semester at my university I was trying to do sound design and animation. For some reason I had the writing errors on my hard drive that wouldn't go away. I went to my university and they told me my hard drive was a goner. All of my hard work and projects were on that hard drive. Now I'm going to have to go to the electronics store to find out if the hard drive even works still or if the disk is finally damaged. I'm now trying to buy a "WD My Passport 4TB Black Portable Hard Drive WDBPKJ0040BBK-WESN" on Ebay. Honestly any good tb hard drive would work for me to back up all my large projects. Guy seems to have a 100% rating and reviews but after searching through stores I'm not sure what other options I have
I have changed Seagate hard drives every year but the wd I got 10 years back is still rocking. if you want a longer life span go for WD, and you cannot trust Seagate,as I have 5-6 seagate HDDs with me which stopped working. also the other seagate right now is making sounds and it will stop soon.
which one is quieter and silent?
help, which one i should use for gamingfor ex : 1HDD with 5400 RPM 64 MB cache , 2HDD With 5400RPM 128Mb cachehelp i need answer and explain thanks.
Excellent video. Thanks.
What about in the laptop? Im using Legion y540 have SSD nvme 512gb and i want add storage for file footage video,foto, and of course game too.. can you help me? Which one i should buy?
Anyone know bout Mdd? Maxdigitaldrives if so how are they will it last longevity
5 or more years later.... quite outdated video.
me from 2021...." Don't buy HDD, Buy SSD !!! "
And about gold, what's so better in it against the black?
Thank you so much, you helped me a lot!
what one would be the best for imacs?
What a bunch of BS
You don't talk about Green and Gold?
Does this mean that purple is the most reliable of them all? I just care about reliability, longevity...
Black it is
Ok, so nice explanation of the manufactures definitions, however, I think the application of the labeling is just that of marketing. Had you done some data tests, I would be more impressed. All of these drives should have specs. The specs and warrantee period is what matters $$$. Performance tests, I would say should include loading as well as speed and not just file transfer but multiple transfers and multiple users accessing. This is where specs matter. 5400, 7200, 10,000 15,000. number of heads, SATA vs SCSI and finally life expectancy.
Which color elements is best for gaming if one wanna have it on often and want to put big games aaa ones on em?
im gonna do the unthinkable and use the wd purple for gaming hehe
I'm gamimg on WD purple just fine
You supplied the application of the various drives. In no way explain the make-up or it becomes better suited for that application. In depth review of components is required. Unsat.
WD is the most popular drives out there but I would stay away from them in my personal bias opinion. I've personally had to many issues with WD.. And make sure you back up you stuff folks don't be like me and lose all your data.
Can a purple be used in a desktop pc as extra storage? And can it be turned on and off?
Don't forget WD green and WD gold! why don't they just make a WD rainbow because why not?
1 have 2 WD blue drives. I think WD makes the best hard drives
Where does the red 0:50 cord come from?
Do the cables allways come with hdd or you need to buy them
Hi Techscrew! I have this hard drive as my second storage HDD. It's very silent while idle, but when reading and writing i can hear heads moving. That's happen while HDD loading, something similar to clicking. That's noise persist during whole time, but when HDD once in idle, noise stop. It's happens while booting OS a few times before windows, then silent. Even when i click by mouse or opening files on this HDD clicking or noise from heads of HDD is happening. I wanted to know a your experience with this HDD? Do you notice some noise while you using him? I have a other HDD too, but 7200 RPM, and HDD no noise of moving parts, only spinning noise, what is normal... Since I use this 2TB 5400 RPM HDD as a storage, it is normal to hear the noise of moving parts while the HDD wake up or park for a while, but I didn't expect it the whole time i using it. What's your experience? Thanks.
Hi.Works for gaming?(RDR2,Cyberpunk2077?!)
In the video i didn't see the screws.... Are there in the package?
What is the name of that cable
Is that good for pc build
can i use it on ps4
Weight and build quality difference with latest version. Have just purchased 4 from Currys. Although all four came in the same boxes, two of them were much lighter. on closer inspection the chassis on the two lighter versions were much thinner and everything was reduced in size, even the screws, thickness of pcb etc. The front of the drives are very different, a picture of the lightest one can be seen here, and the heavy version looks like this one, obviously they are cutting costs down dramatically in the manufacturing process, but keeping the price the same, very sad :(
Game performance ?
Thinking of getting one of theses for lots of games movies and mostly video recording to pair with my wd black m.2 nvme 500gb ssd
Is this good for storage?
The cable came in the hdd?
256 mb cache?
Nice! I recently bought the WD Black 2tb thinking of buying a 4tb WD Blue for backup. They are good drives.
That so quick