[GLLUG] Hard Drive recommendations

Dylan dylan at dylan.me.uk
Fri Mar 21 13:59:35 UTC 2014

On 21/03/14 13:34, Chris Howells wrote:
> On 21.03.2014 07:20, Dylan wrote:
>> 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 other
>> gotchas I should be aware of? This will be a purely data drive, so
>> BIOS size constraints etc are not an issue.
> Buy a bunch of different brands and models, perhaps from different
> vendors. This will lessen the risk that you suffer from an inherent
> manufacturing or design defect simultaneously.

Not for a domestic hobby machine on a budget...

> I don't find recommendations for particular disks very valuable: ask 10
> people that question and you'll receive 10 entirely different answers
> ("I hate xyz, they always fail, buy abc. No abc is terrible, xyz is the
> best"). As has been pointed out BackBlaze did a study (which some people
> have discredited), Google also did one a few years back.
> http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//archive/disk_failures.pdf
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