Hi everyone. I've just started teaching from home, and my videos are chipping away at what remains of my 1TB hard drive, so I thought it was time for a proper update. As someone who has quite ad-hoc computer knowledge (try to learn things as I need them), I find genuine comparisons of what actually matters in hard drives to be confusing. So I was hoping I could get some help.
The OS is running off a 256GB SSD. Both hard drives are leftover from an old work computer from my dad, but the rest of the parts are newish and pretty good. My main hopes are:
- Not to destroy the bank. Sub $300 would be nice, and lower is definitely appreciated, especially if I'm not getting much for it.
- A decent amount of storage. I don't think I could justify the cost if I'm just going to 2TB. Ideally 4TB (and of course nothing wrong with more).
- Decent to have games on it. I'll admit that I don't find the time I used to for PC games, but I like having the option. I don't need the absolute greatest loading times, but if there is a noticeable improvement between hard drives, I'm interested.
I've done some research, but answers can be a bit unclear from the perspective of enthusiasts. Would the WD Blue 4TB fit this, or is 5400RPM not enough? Is the jump to 7200 worth the price/sacrificing space? Am I being silly by doing anything other than an SSD for games, and should I be upgrading both hard drives now?
I hope that's not too confusing or rambly. Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read this and offer any advice at all!