Windows 10: Welcome guidance/experience on these particular Hard Drives please

Discus and support Welcome guidance/experience on these particular Hard Drives please in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi .. Sometime ago I put together what I needed to install Windows 10 (Windows 10 + new RAM + two new hard drives), but due to stuff going on,I still... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Zappastixs, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Welcome guidance/experience on these particular Hard Drives please


    Hi
    ..
    Sometime ago I put together what I needed to install Windows 10
    (Windows 10 + new RAM + two new hard drives), but due to stuff
    going on,I still haven't got round to it yet.

    Windows 7 is still hanging on. But oddly still receiving updates now and then.

    The two new hard drives are;
    .
    .
    WD10SPSX WD Black 2.5" Mobile Internal HDD SATA 6GB/s - 1TB - 64MB Cache - 7200RPM
    .
    .WD20SPZX WD Blue 2.5" Mobile Internal HDD SATA 6Gb/s - 2TB - 128MB Cache - 5400RPM
    .
    ..
    I was going to use the Black WD10SPSX for Windows 10 O/S - and the Blue WD20SPZX for storage
    as ASUS N73SV Notebook has 2 bays.
    ..
    .And then a few days ago, I was checking out another WD drive to use in a USB external caddy,
    when I came across this on Google - that the hard drives I had brought were both SMR;
    .
    .Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR)
    (as you probably know) . . . a slower form of HDD technology that can result in
    reduced performance in some types of workloads

    ..
    This was the first time I'd heard, let alone read about SMR - Thankfully I havent used the HDs yet.
    .-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    .MY QUESTION
    .So to me, would I be correct in thinking that the best use of these drives is purely for storage?
    .i.e. "write to them now and again (via USB) because they would be out of the machine" ?
    .
    .And to use SMR hard drives wouldn't be advisable with a working machine that is used
    every day for many hours.
    .
    .Due to the fact that HD 1 would be running Win10 - and HD 2 for Storage - will constantly run slow.
    ..
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    .What gets me,
    ...Is for Western Digital not to come clean with buyers is a disgrace.
    .Unless anyone has a better solution, is seems my only option is to use 'two WD hard drives' with much
    reduced storage because although the maximum one can use is only 500GB (without SMR) - they are
    thankfully tried and tested, regular good old fashioned CMR (conventional magnetic recording) drives.
    .
    .Seems it will have to be TWO of these;
    .WD5000LPLX - WD Black 2.5" Mobile Internal HDD SATA 6GB/s - 500GB, 7200RPM
    ...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ...If anyone wants any more info - I found these links that are helpful;
    .Western Digital Reveals Full HDD List Featuring SMR Technology
    PMR, SMR, CMR, I-just-want-a-hdd-MR – nullteilerfrei
    ...
    ..Finally - I note that WD do not come clean and explain SMR HDs
    are inferior to what many have been used to - when they
    mention video editing - that can be hungry at times, and
    just need to be able to save lengthy clips without issue.
    ..
    .
    .Great Things Come in Small Packages
    ..WD Black 2.5-inch PC Hard Drives are designed to enhance your PC experience, whether
    at home in your new all-in-one desktop, or on-the-go in your trusty notebook.
    With up to 1TB of storage running at 7200 RPM, you get an extremely fast high-capacity
    mobile hard drive, offering the perfect storage solution for a digital artist, video editor,
    photographer, or gamer
    . Backed by an industry leading 5-year limited warranty,
    .WD Black 2.5-inch Hard Drives combine performance and capacity with the reliability
    of a brand you can trust.
    .
    .Many thanks in advance for any help or guidance.
    .
    .Stephen
    .

    :)
     
    Zappastixs, Oct 1, 2020
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  2. Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, Oct 1, 2020
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  3. little cat, Oct 1, 2020
    #3
  4. Mathragh Win User

    Welcome guidance/experience on these particular Hard Drives please

    Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Wut =D

    what is that supposed to accomplish?
     
    Mathragh, Oct 1, 2020
    #4
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