WD Blue 3.5" 4TB Hard Drive (5400 RPM, SATA 6Gb/s) £96.97 @ Amazon
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WD Blue 3.5" 4TB Hard Drive (5400 RPM, SATA 6Gb/s) £96.97 @ Amazon

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Found 1st Nov
WD 4TB hard drive
5400 RPM, SATA 6Gb/s interface
64MB cache

Pretty much the cheapest it's ever been, according to CamelCamelCamel (it was a pound cheaper for a single day). When it was posted for £98.97 back in September, it went 742 degrees hot!
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16 Comments

great price!

nice, have some heat!

Can't stop seeing R2D2. Have some heat

have 5 of these, good for installing games or backup

Useful for storing pictures of pussy... cats

Just what I'm after

Imo the IronWolf 4TB drive better value.
£105 5900rpm 3yr Warranty 180TB/yr workload rating.

Unless you're allergic to Seagate

orig3 h, 19 m ago

have 5 of these, good for installing games or backup


I would not recommend a 5400rpm drive for gaming.

Seanspeed10 m ago

I would not recommend a 5400rpm drive for gaming.



Because....

Jo44457 m ago

Because....

Slow read speeds meaning longer load times, innit

GlesgaNed39 m ago

Slow read speeds meaning longer load times, innit


Yes, that is the main difference. You're talking an extra 20%+ in load times.

But it *can* also affect asset streaming and performance(if asset loading cannot keep up with the draw calls quick enough).

5400rpm is still entirely usable for gaming, it's not gonna destroy the experience, but if gaming is a priority at all, dont cheap out here for the sake of capacity. In the age of modern impatience(which most of us suffer from), reduced loading times is a great QoL improvement that makes gaming more enjoyable and you're really making better use of the benefits of the PC platform.
Edited by: "Seanspeed" 1st Nov

Seanspeed7 h, 18 m ago

Yes, that is the main difference. You're talking an extra 20%+ in load …Yes, that is the main difference. You're talking an extra 20%+ in load times. But it *can* also affect asset streaming and performance(if asset loading cannot keep up with the draw calls quick enough).5400rpm is still entirely usable for gaming, it's not gonna destroy the experience, but if gaming is a priority at all, dont cheap out here for the sake of capacity. In the age of modern impatience(which most of us suffer from), reduced loading times is a great QoL improvement that makes gaming more enjoyable and you're really making better use of the benefits of the PC platform.


Can't even imagine using a mechanical drive anymore :x

Original Poster

ritchiedrama11 h, 25 m ago

Can't even imagine using a mechanical drive anymore :x



Can't even imagine paying for a 4TB SSD anymore :x

Genki1 h, 38 m ago

Can't even imagine paying for a 4TB SSD anymore :x


Depends if you need that space, I was fortunate to get a 1TB SSD free, lol.

I got a 6TB purple a short time ago. In disk management (windows ) I could only format it as 2TB and another partition of around 3.6TB. Is this normal?

I tried using easeus partition master also, but I still wasn't able to format it so it just had 1 partition of 6TB (well 5.6 ish that windows would report)

showing as £111.05 - am i missing something
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