I am seeking advice on upgrading my storage drives. The criteria I inputted on Newegg led me to Seagate hard drives. I would like to know if 3TB is a good way to go over 2TB, and if running two of them in Raid 0 is a wise choice. If there are better internal hard drives with similar value out there, I do appreciate the input
Below are the criteria I entered, which pointed to Seagate drives:
RPM: 7200 RPM
Interface: SATA 6.0GB/s
The three options were as below, though I am really not sure the difference between them, so am choosing based on price, to opt for 2 of the ST3000DM001 in raid 0.
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $149.99
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Hope 2 of these will be a good choice for my current setup, which should be outlined below.
Appreciate all input, comments and feedback! Thanks!
System Specs Yes
Motherboard ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-2700K / Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LG
Whether you need 3tb or 2 depends on how much you plan to store on the drives. What kind of things will you be doing with them? Photo editing? Gaming? Your setup will depend on what you plan to use it for.
Sorry, NAS is network attached storage, its just a different way of managing your storage. Basically you buy a NAS "case" that will house the hard drives and hook it up to your network and you can access anything stored on the NAS from any computer attached to the network.
You just asked for advice on what drives to get and then went and bought two drives before actually getting any advice or doing research. Am I going crazy?
I value your guys' feedback dearly, and admit I was a little impatient with this one, but I couldn't resist the temptation..
I could still modify my order if was so compelled, but as I wouldn't personally be able to utilize the below described "NAS" functionality, I am hoping the ST3000DM001's are a comfortable choice with good value. Am I way off here? I almost want to change my order now, are there superior configurations out there?