WD 4 TB Performance Hard Drive Black £158.38 at Amazon + 5 year warranty
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WD 4 TB Performance Hard Drive Black £158.38 at Amazon + 5 year warranty

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Found 23rd FebEdited by:"jimmylee1990"
Been waiting for these to drop.
Only a few left in stock but 'more coming soon'.

A buddy has the 2TB version and says it's worth every penny.

I have the black SSD and just need a folder to store downloads and games.


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Bought one of these at £190 lol they refused to drop in price for ages

Solid drive, bit noisy cos it's high performance though
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Crazy, they'll vote hot on a WD blue for £100 but not this for £158.
I've got a 1tb black that I've had for years. Solid drives
I'm leaving some heat because this is a good price according to PCpartpicker, with it only dropping lower for a very short time by £9 in the last 12 months.

However speaking from experience, I do not think the price premium is worth it for a WD Black drive, and the only real point of value realised is the extended warranty. Most users including gamers would be better off with a Blue or Barracuda drive - the performance difference between these is largely imperceptible, failure rates are in a similar ball park statistically, and upgrading more frequently to consumer level drives is probably a better use of money.

I would buy a £100 4tb WD Blue over a £160 4tb WD Black every time for my uses.
jimmylee19902 h, 25 m ago

Crazy, they'll vote hot on a WD blue for £100 but not this for £158.



They expect performance for free. Also it doesn't say hybrid or SSD, so their heads have imploded.
jimmylee19902 h, 29 m ago

Crazy, they'll vote hot on a WD blue for £100 but not this for £158.


Apart from the warranty there doesn't seem to be much benefit to higher end drives. I mean this one performs about 33% better on random 4k iops than the Blue. Whoop de doo when SSDs exist.

So, what's your use case for a fast (for HDDs) HDD? Games drive? Personally I've got a cheap secondary SSD for that and just don't keep everything installed at once.
After all people care about per TB price instead of performance, unless you are running some heavy duty read/write on a day to day basis you do not need this and most people will be happy even for a Seagate Archive 8TB with a much lower read/write speed
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CampGareth40 m ago

Apart from the warranty there doesn't seem to be much benefit to higher …Apart from the warranty there doesn't seem to be much benefit to higher end drives. I mean this one performs about 33% better on random 4k iops than the Blue. Whoop de doo when SSDs exist.So, what's your use case for a fast (for HDDs) HDD? Games drive? Personally I've got a cheap secondary SSD for that and just don't keep everything installed at once.


point me to a cheap 4TB ssd lol
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Oneday7749 m ago

They expect performance for free. Also it doesn't say hybrid or SSD, so …They expect performance for free. Also it doesn't say hybrid or SSD, so their heads have imploded.


lmao exactly. I've got the m.2 ssd and the rest of my drives are disk drives. a 5400rpm will never touch my pc
jimmylee199057 m ago

point me to a cheap 4TB ssd lol


Point me to some of your files that can be deleted or moved to a NAS ;P (480GB of SSD in main PC, 12TB of cheap disk in a NAS, 2-3 big games installed at any one time is plenty)
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CampGareth23rd Feb

Point me to some of your files that can be deleted or moved to a NAS ;P …Point me to some of your files that can be deleted or moved to a NAS ;P (480GB of SSD in main PC, 12TB of cheap disk in a NAS, 2-3 big games installed at any one time is plenty)


I have all my games installed at once. along with various projects. space is a must and cheap disks don't do it for me.

I also have a nas for backups
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