[GLLUG] Hard Drive recommendations

Mike Brodbelt mike at coruscant.org.uk
Fri Mar 21 08:19:08 UTC 2014

Heh - I was just about to post that link :-). FWIW, I've been running a NAS with 4tb Hitachi deskstar drives for a while now. The Ultrastar ones are a bit expensive, and the backblaze post strongly suggests that "green" drives suffer from reduced reliability.


On 21 March 2014 08:07:30 GMT+00:00, Andrew Davies <amd_uk at lineone.net> wrote:
>On 21/03/2014 07:20, Dylan wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm looking to get a new hard drive for data storage and to 
>> accommodate 3D graphics rendering data. It will be a 3 to 4TB SATA-3 
>> drive Are there any brands/models to avoid at the moment, or any
>> gotchas I should be aware of? This will be a purely data drive, so 
>> BIOS size constraints etc are not an issue.
>> Cheers
>> Dylan
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>Backblaze.com did a blog post about hard drive reliability a few months
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