I am looking for a new drive 4-6TB SATA III. Used as a 3rd drive in my workstation.
For last 10 years or so I do not consider another drive except WD. For SSD where my choice is Samsung Pro 2-bit MLC
Now, to my surprise I went to Newegg and looked at WD Black 6TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD6003FZBX.
I found 17% of one egg in rating this drive, which I find rather excessive. Mostly noise and thumping sounds.
Is a Gold drive any better? Is a different size better then other size in same category?
I do not want a speed sacrifice but reliability is imperative.
Can anybody please help.