Comments on: WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Review http://techgage.com/article/wd-black-4tb-hard-drive-review/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/wd-black-4tb-hard-drive-review/#comment-7600 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18007#comment-7600 I remember when I first got a 500MB hard drive; I was so impressed knowing that I could install Duke Nukem 3D to it like 15 times.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/wd-black-4tb-hard-drive-review/#comment-7599 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:18:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18007#comment-7599 That comment was made over two-years-ago and took cost into consideration. Of course, nowadays, 4TB is an excellent option. I’ll soon be building a NAS with 6TB drives, so believe me, I know where you’re coming from.

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By: How_delightful http://techgage.com/article/wd-black-4tb-hard-drive-review/#comment-7589 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:58:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18007#comment-7589 I remember the first PC I bought. It had the latest whopping “Impossible to fill” 1Gb Hard-drive. That was back in 1995?
This is gonna be easy to fill within a year or so. And its 4,000 times bigger.

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By: How_delightful http://techgage.com/article/wd-black-4tb-hard-drive-review/#comment-7588 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:52:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18007#comment-7588 I disagree that “Most people won`t need a 4Tb drive” as I have completely filled a 2Tb drive on games alone.
And I have a 1Tb drive almost full of family photos and vids.
And I have another 1Tb drive almost full of work documents etc…
Plus I had to buy a 500Gb SSD as the 250Gb one was almost full.
And I am just an average PC user & social gamer.

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By: Friday Wedding Photography http://techgage.com/article/wd-black-4tb-hard-drive-review/#comment-2936 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:20:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18007#comment-2936 I’m a huge fan of 4tb 7200rpm hard drives because I run them in my Drobo 5d and Drobo 5n and when you spend $600+ for your “enclosure”, and you lose 2 drives worth of space for “redundancy / protection”, your cost per tb of usable space is rather important.

Example: You load your 5 bay with 3tb drives. 3×5=15tb of total space but drive 1&2 get substracted for your raid copy using Drobo’s software. Now you’re left with 3x3tb=9tb for usable space. Compare that with 5×4=20tb and 3x4tb=12tb of usable space.

9tb of protected data = $150×5 (750) + $650(drobo) = $1400/9= $155 per tb of protected data (ouch!)
12tb of protected data = $190 (950) + $650(drobo) = $1600/12= $133 per tb of protected data (14% increase in price for a 33% increase in usable storage space).

The numbers get even better once they introduce the 5tb drives. Now, do you need that much storage space? Most people no. But if you do video production and produce a large amount of data from commercials or wedding videography projects, then you probably buy hard drives like they’re candy. Trying to manage that much data becomes a huge headache that can keep you up at night wondering “what happens if…” and “has my backup software been running?”

Travis
I run a Minneapolis based video production company.
http://www.providfilms.com

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By: Danny Young Lim http://techgage.com/article/wd-black-4tb-hard-drive-review/#comment-2438 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:44:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18007#comment-2438 Western Digital Velociraptor 1TB has the lowest Access Time, compared to WD Black 2TB and 4TB model. Access Time is very important when it comes to loading data, saving information, for small files and big sequential files. Hence, WD Velociraptor 1TB is worth it to invest for better performance, better response time, as well as better power efficiency due to 2.5 Platter Density form factor.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/wd-black-4tb-hard-drive-review/#comment-481 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:47:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18007#comment-481 The HGST drive carries the same 5-year warranty. I can agree that most people won’t need a 4TB drive, but for those needing to maximize their storage potential, it’s a great option. A four-bay NAS that supports 4TB drives would offer 12TB of storage space – that’s pretty damn attractive. The fact that WD doesn’t really charge a premium for these beefy drives is what can make them a good investment. Though the HGST is an even better value on paper.

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By: Brett Thomas http://techgage.com/article/wd-black-4tb-hard-drive-review/#comment-478 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:50:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=18007#comment-478 I’ll still stick to my green 2TBs in my server arrays for now – RAID5 more than offsets the performance concerns. This drive would be a go-to if I needed the storage/space balance in such a large size, but who NEEDS their “working” drive to be 4TB? I’d rather have a 3-tier model for a full desktop – SSD for the OS, Raptor for a working drive, and a large and slow one for long-term storage.

What are the warranty differences between the top brand WD black and the HGST drive? May account for the $20. WD’s warranty service has always been spectacular, I’m not sure about its subsidiaries.

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