HDD recommendations

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HDD recommendations

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My current internal 3.5" 1TB drive is filling up at a more noticeable pace now that I have a new camera that generates much bigger files. Anybody care to suggest the 'best', internal, HDD available at the moment as a replacement?

Once upon a time 2TB would have sounded like more space than anybody could ever need but I suspect 4TB is a bit more future proof. Old tech. spinning platter will be fine as the primary role of this drive is 'local' data storage.

My current external drive is a 2TB device from Seagate. I'm not sure how long I've had it but several years and it has been flawless. Based on that experience I'd happily buy an internal drive made by Seagate. Can remember right now what brand the current internal drive is, think it might be a Hitachi. That too has worked fine for many years so that's another brand I'd be OK with.

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I've never been too particular as to HDD selection. Have used Seagate, western Digital, Hitachi, HP and others. Just searched around for the least expensive biggest one available. So far, so good overall
I think Seagate had a bit of a bad rep but that was many years ago and they have been corrected and are back on the "good guys list..
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My 'humble' view is that it's a bit of a lottery whether any particular chosen hard drive will last as long as you expect it to. There are only a few 'real' manufacturers of hard drives left, and any one of these can produce a bad batch on rare occasion.

Personally, I choose the second least expensive drive of the required capacity available on Amazon at the time of intended purchase! It usually turns out to be a Toshiba.
(Unless it's for a server, when I choose WD Red...)

PS Not sure why you keep photos on an internal hard drive...
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John Gray wrote:
16 Jun 2020, 07:31
...Not sure why you keep photos on an internal hard drive...
Err... so that I have 'instant' access to them and can fiddle with them in my photo editing software, where else would I hold my photos?

Or am I missing your point? The internal drive is not the sole copy of my data. Everything is backed up regularly to an external drive.

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