Originally Posted by Mfusick
Originally Posted by cybrsage
5900 rpm, 1TB platters, ST4000DM000. The external enclosures contained the standard internal drives. 2 yr warranty, though I have to put them back in the case to get it since they show up as a unit. Easy enough to do.
I have Rma the bare drive with just the serial # from the drive with success.
Really? So you can just send off the internal drive only if something goes wrong?
I've been following this thread as I was in the market for a HDD, and found this thread interesting.
I'm thinking of getting the 4TB Expansion HDD.15 for £110 and removing it from the enclosure and using it as an internal drive.
(Cheaper than getting the oem internal drive with same model number ST4000DM000 which costs £140)
I want an opinion what other's think.
The price of 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 is £85 (price per TB = £28.33)
The price of 4TB Expansion HDD.15 is £110 (price per TB = £27.50)
Which one would you get for general use? I would use it more for storage than a performance drive.
I am aware that for performance, 7200.14 is the way to go.
But for storage and general use, how badly does the 4TB HDD.15 5900rpm drive perform in comparison to the 3TB 7200.14?
I'm just not sure if I would benefit from the 7200.14 or the HDD.15 in the long run.
I do have an SSD for operating system and Apps. But for games and storage, I need a HDD.
I also have a 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 already but it's getting a bit full.
So I'm not sure if I should get another 3TB 7200.14 or the newer 4TB HDD.15 5900rpm.Edited by Conquerz - 5/13/13 at 7:19pm