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ShadowMillions asked this question on 06-23-2022 at 01:16 PM
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Since games can be re-downloaded and they both essentially back up your saves to the cloud, I don’t see why not. Just keep a couple things in mind: the transfer speeds will be much slower than SSD, and as such you would only be able to play last Gen games from external storage. (Ps4/xb1). You will be waiting awhile to load the games, but last gen should work fine. As far as reliability goes, personally I’ve never had issues with WD, the only drive I’ve had die on me was a Seagate. Others seem to think WD is unreliable, I suppose it’s all subjective personal experience. I own several WD external drives of all different capacities and have no issues
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For archival purposes, SMR is fine. Write once, then read mostly. It's constant read/write cycles that kill SMR drives. For important, irreplaceable files like family memories, best to make at least 2 copies and store one copy off site at a different location. I would have no problem using 2 of these drives for my photos and videos, then in the unlikely event one of them fails you will still have the other to retrieve them.
I've purchased one of these refurb drives and I would not recommend it. I ended up getting a refund.

I purchased it knowing fully well that these were SMR drives, but I did not expect 1 MB/sec both read/write speeds. This was transferring and reading large media files.
Trash SMR drives make great plex drives

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To compare "WD easystore Portable Drive 5TB Certified Refurbished" - there was a deal around May 19th 2022 on "WD 5TB Elements SE Certified Refurbished Portable Hard Drive Black" for $55.99 each. They sold out rapidly.
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Trash SMR drives
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Would these be good for saving PC games to?
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Don't care if they are SMR but shuckable?

Edit: the desktop 8TB.
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Trash SMR drives
Trash SMR drives make great plex drives
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The 8TB is CMR according to WD: https://blog.westerndigital.com/w...as-drives/
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Quote from R3DTR1X :
Trash SMR drives make great plex drives
Exactly. Especially for $100
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Trash SMR drives
I need a drive to put important photos/videos because my laptop is full. I'd be devastated if they were lost because most files are of family, and with my dad just passing away a few months ago, I'm afraid to buy something that could lose all my files as I can't get those memories back or make new ones with him. I looked for Father's Day deals, but it being the first holiday in my 31 years not spent with my dad, I wasn't in the right mindset to read and review the top drives for what I'm looking for. I have a lot of photos/videos, plus huge GoPro hero 9 files amount whatever else isn't on my iCloud (which is something I'd like to have a backup of as well sometime in the future because Icloud is weird and confusing to me, kinda like how I bought a huge brick of the 1TB one for $300-$400 back in 2009ish at Best Buy. I didn't know I could use it like a regular drive or SD card, so set it up with its software, meaning it's password protected, and if I remember correctly I cant update it by adding new files to it without losing my original update from 15 years ago. Plus I need a lot more space these days with 4K videos and GoPro hero 9 video files being so huge.

Any suggestions on what would be a good alternative to this? Big space, lower price that won't lose my files?

I can't spent too much because our household income is literally $0 and has been since he passed months ago. But I do need to be able to use my laptop and want to keep those files safe and not accidentally buy a Chinese knockoff or something that will break somehow. I usually buy from Amazon (never used eBay before),

Sorry, that was long! I've been finding out I talk a lot in this stage of grief (whatever it is these days). I'm like a crazy crack head these days with how much I talk/text (when not isolating).

. ..,,Anyway, I apologize and truly appreciate any suggestions you, or anyone willing to read all of this may have for me.

Thank you!
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I need a drive to put important photos/videos because my laptop is full. I'd be devastated if they were lost because a lot of them (most) are of family, and with my dad just passing away a few months back. I'm afraid to buy something that could lose all my files as I can't get those memories back. I look for Father's Day for deals, but it being the first in my 31 years not spent with my dad, I wasn't in the right mindset to read and review the top drives for what I'm looking for. Big files from my GoPro hero 9, and other things that aren't on my iCloud. Any suggestions on what would be a good fit for me without breaking the bank as our household income is/has been $0 since he passed. So money is somewhat limited. I remember back in high school (awhile back) paying $500 for 1TB (when it was the biggest thing out at the time) for one of these, but when setting it up, I used their program installed on it instead of just using it like it was any other regular storage like a usb stick, (simple drag and drop) so when I try and open that machine 1T brick, it's password protected with their software, and my files are in random folders if I want to view it without using their program, which I can't stand especially because (from what I remember) if I try and update it by adding new things onto it, I'll lose all my files from 15 years ago. Plus I need more than 2T this time. I'm agora's of getting something that is supposed to be great, and it being a Chinese knockoff or something that will break somehow.



Sorry, long! I've been finding out I talk a lot in this stage of grief. Like a crack head or something. Anyway, I apologize and truly appreciate any suggestions you (or anyone willing to read) may have.

Thank you!
For archival purposes, SMR is fine. Write once, then read mostly. It's constant read/write cycles that kill SMR drives. For important, irreplaceable files like family memories, best to make at least 2 copies and store one copy off site at a different location. I would have no problem using 2 of these drives for my photos and videos, then in the unlikely event one of them fails you will still have the other to retrieve them.
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I've purchased one of these refurb drives and I would not recommend it. I ended up getting a refund.

I purchased it knowing fully well that these were SMR drives, but I did not expect 1 MB/sec both read/write speeds. This was transferring and reading large media files.
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Get the 8TB one, they're likely CMR.
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I need a drive to put important photos/videos because my laptop is full. I'd be devastated if they were lost because most files are of family, and with my dad just passing away a few months ago, I'm afraid to buy something that could lose all my files as I can't get those memories back or make new ones with him. I looked for Father's Day deals, but it being the first holiday in my 31 years not spent with my dad, I wasn't in the right mindset to read and review the top drives for what I'm looking for. I have a lot of photos/videos, plus huge GoPro hero 9 files amount whatever else isn't on my iCloud (which is something I'd like to have a backup of as well sometime in the future because Icloud is weird and confusing to me, kinda like how I bought a huge brick of the 1TB one for $300-$400 back in 2009ish at Best Buy. I didn't know I could use it like a regular drive or SD card, so set it up with its software, meaning it's password protected, and if I remember correctly I cant update it by adding new files to it without losing my original update from 15 years ago. Plus I need a lot more space these days with 4K videos and GoPro hero 9 video files being so huge.

Any suggestions on what would be a good alternative to this? Big space, lower price that won't lose my files?

I can't spent too much because our household income is literally $0 and has been since he passed months ago. But I do need to be able to use my laptop and want to keep those files safe and not accidentally buy a Chinese knockoff or something that will break somehow. I usually buy from Amazon (never used eBay before),

Sorry, that was long! I've been finding out I talk a lot in this stage of grief (whatever it is these days). I'm like a crazy crack head these days with how much I talk/text (when not isolating).

. ..,,Anyway, I apologize and truly appreciate any suggestions you, or anyone willing to read all of this may have for me.

Thank you!
How big is the collection?
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