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Better performance for booting with 5yrs warranty
30 October 2018
I chose this Hard drive over WD black which is known for its performance over traditional hard drive.
Reason for choosing
1. 5years warranty. Normal barracuda drives has warranty of 2yrs only and wd has 3yrs.
2. It has SSD of 8gb which optimise and reduce times during boot and certain games loading which user often use, but user cant control the SSD storage part as it cache the data based on firmware algorithm.
1.Expensive around 1.5times normal baracuda drives for storage. But warranty is also 2.5times.
2. If firmware of Ssd get corrupt it slows the drive like hell.
3. Unlike WD it has offline warranty and u have to visit service centre for repair or RMA.
4. For normal read write operations this drive is not faster than standard baracuda drives.
Remember that this is not SSD only it help in loading times in windows boot, programs & games loading faster which u play or work frequently as the ssd only store the information which u access frequently.
Also i do not recommend it for Raid systems as in case of power loss or long idle condition the Ssd data degrades and it will ask to rebuild ur Raid data.