Hello to the high valued WD-community!
Because my Samsungs got bad blocks, I need to buy a new 4TB HDD (SATA6Gb/s, 3.5", 5400rpm, low power & quiet), which led me to the blue “WD40EZRZ”. I also checked Toshiba (P300 - “HDWD240UZSVA”) and will check Seagate (most confusing product lines & website) soon, to have all options complete and side by side.
Since I already have some WD stuff (Notebook HDD, 3 different backup-MyBooks up to a 6GB RAID) I got in contact with the “green” series there with the quick and annoying shutoff when you don´t permanently access these external HDDs. I don´t backup very often, and last backups were made (unfortunately) some time ago, so I remember me giving up to try to stop these drives from falling asleep every minute. Since they are only short-used backup drives I can live with that.
BUT NOW I need a drive for my DESKTOP and I´ve heard (read) some things about that “blue”-desktop-series:
- Is there (still) a problem with the LCC load_cycle_count (head parkings)?
- Is there (still) this quickly falling asleep behaviour (start_stop_count, power_cycle_count)?
- Is it true that these vital lifetime and productivity parameters (still) can´t be set by the consumer?
The blue 1 TB drive WD10SPZX (2,5") bought 11/2017 works absolutely fine with no issues! But how about the 4TB blue´s 3,5" (“WD40EZRZ”) NOW?
I want to say in advance, that if I don´t get here a satisfying and convincing answer, I won´t risk anything and buy Toshiba or Seagate, even when their specs should be less good! (And I won´t buy any other WD series, so take it as “cheapest blue or nothing at all”, cause i want to take WD by their words “blue=Desktop”).
But I hope someone (or WD) can help in this issue. Maybe some guru also knows the best drive to chose from in this case from the 3 remaining companies.
Thank you tech guys for your expertise knowledge in advance, because I know how hard it is to get useful, reliable and reasonable tech information in these days!
(sorry for my strange english - not native)