Are Hard Drives Still Worth It?

27 mrt. 2021
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  • idk mate i like my spinny bits

    Gene KingGene King7 uur geleden
  • I have over 24TB spread across 7 drives lol

    SYBR DARCSYBR DARC17 uur geleden
  • I still buy the larger HDD's for mass storage. It's hard to beat 10-16 TB of storage for only a few hundred Canadian peso's. That said almost all my games (plus boot) are on an SSD, but anything that doesn't need the blazing fast speed (and its not being transported all over) is on the HDD (video files, documents, etc)

    Jay McfarlaneJay Mcfarlane20 uur geleden
  • Unlimited games on HDD one or two in a SSD 😂

    MCES LEXMCES LEX20 uur geleden
  • I think they just trying to help push products.

    Gaming VideosGaming Videos21 uur geleden
  • In summary, "use the right tool for the job." The only real job left for spindles is bulk storage, where speed isn't much of an issue - for example, backups, or your entirely legitimate movie library. But even then they should be RAIDed.

    Ronny CookRonny Cook23 uur geleden
  • My system uses a 250GB ssd for my boot drive and a 5 TB WD Black HDD 😐

    Xemnas TMXemnas TMDag geleden
  • I have a 2tb for all my gaming and my SSD for booting and some games... The only game I have load time issues with is killing floor 2... Not wow, now eso or any other mmo which is a lot of what I play. I'm pretty good lol, worth the money I save

    Bearded One1210Bearded One1210Dag geleden
  • For at least some time, data is just getting much larger so SSDs will need to get cheaper faster.

    StaySic4EverStaySic4EverDag geleden
  • Ssd and hdd combo is still king. I'm not paying 500$++ to replace ONE of my 2tb drives.

    Harry HasselhoffHarry HasselhoffDag geleden
  • I cant afford games so I dont need much storage

    Dope Boss GamerzDope Boss GamerzDag geleden
  • 1:15 Only if you use an OS that restricts you to 26 drive letters ...

    Lawrence D’OliveiroLawrence D’OliveiroDag geleden
  • 0:16 And what happened to those “hybrid” drives, with flash acting as some kind of nonvolatile cache in combination with a regular magnetic drive? Yeah, dumb idea.

    Lawrence D’OliveiroLawrence D’OliveiroDag geleden
  • Please more Anthony! Much more Anthony! He is charismatic af!

    YTA2YTA2Dag geleden
  • I love this guy.I don't watch a whole lot of LTT so idk his name but this guy. he's a cool guy.

    PerspectivEPerspectivEDag geleden
  • m.2 internal in a external case 😀

    vvDag geleden
  • I prefer this new host! His voice is better then Linus.

    DanielmiresDanielmires2 dagen geleden
  • Less ironic segue today.....

    Nicholas BaumNicholas Baum2 dagen geleden
  • I think HDDs are good mass storage for long term less used stuff, and SSDs are good for quicker needs.

    Devwardhan KothariDevwardhan Kothari2 dagen geleden
  • This guy gave a read and write speed of 100-120 MBPS. Hard drives could reach those speeds over ten years ago. Several years ago hard drives could reach speeds of over 200 MBPS. This guy forget to mention SATA hard drive RAID systems can give you fasts speeds and a lot of storage. Video files like 4K Pro Res or 4K BRAW require a lot of storage space and a lot of throughput. How much would an 80 GB SSD system cost compared to an 80 GB hard drive RIAD setup? The video link below demonstrates what a RAID system can do. nlworld.info/key/video/yZ6Fa87ZnZl7b28

    Tech TV usaTech TV usa2 dagen geleden
  • IF you have an old spinner in the draw, then yes its a viable option - we ain't buying them unless they are 2TB or bigger guys, the cost to performance benefit is just not there on anything less.

    Lesley SchultzeLesley Schultze2 dagen geleden
  • New comment on an older video: SMR is only an issue if you're writing to a drive often. If you're reading a lot though (like in a lot of consumer NAS applications), there's no real issue. If you have other write technologies, great... SMR is cheaper by and large. That said, it's a dick move to use it and not tell people about it.

    kmiklkmikl2 dagen geleden
  • When I was a kid, PC did not exist! Never mind ssd's

    IAT1964IAT19643 dagen geleden
  • There is some great subtle editing going on here

    Emmet YeencoonEmmet Yeencoon3 dagen geleden
  • Well I use a Hybrid drive, so I can't really relate on my main computer, but can relate on my laptop with a 1TB HDD(6900 RPM)

    یا علی یا علی مولایا علی یا علی مولا3 dagen geleden
  • For saving and viewing any high quality video such as UHD Blu-rays the standard HDDs is really the most sensible way to store them. I just purchased two 3,5" 7200 rpm 14 TB drives for 220€ each to use as simple media storage. There's no need for faster speeds for simply accessing the media and there's nothing which comes close in price per storage space. So, as always, it depends whatever you want your computer to be able to do.

    SorwisSorwis3 dagen geleden
  • "When I was a kid, SSDs barely existed." How old is this dude? He looks 40. Are SSDs that old?

    Erika DalíErika Dalí3 dagen geleden
    • ssd is invented on 1991

      bloody hellbloody hell3 dagen geleden
  • I have a 6TB 7200rpm Toshiba HDD that has a 256mb cache and I partitioned it into two , so now it's two 3TB drives and I'm telling you it's one of the most impressive HDs I've ever owned , like most drives you get from Seagate or WD your getting a 64mb cache even in the high end drives that claims it's for gaming and it's so fast , lol yeah 5400rpms with 64mb cache is not fast , so if want a crazy fast large drive for your games or just a primary drive that can keep up with whatever you throw at , well the Toshiba X300 6TB is the way to go .

    Kevin LawsonKevin Lawson3 dagen geleden
  • I still prefer HDs for long term storage. For the price, it still makes sense.

    M LM L4 dagen geleden
  • MOAR ANTHONY. That is all. Thank you

    John DoeJohn Doe4 dagen geleden
  • Pro tip: in most multiplayer games everyone waits on the last person to load in before starting. Personally I run single player games ssd and multiplayer hdd

    Zeus HimselfZeus Himself4 dagen geleden
  • Still, an 8 or 10 gb WD Gold HDD is worth it to store all your Steam games, while the NVMe drive/s for OS and games that your currently playing.

    Jack BurtonJack Burton4 dagen geleden
  • Yes they are if you live outside of first world bubble and cant casually walk to supermarket and buy 200$ item.

    0 00 04 dagen geleden
  • Mmm im watching a commercial...

    SanchescoSanchesco4 dagen geleden
  • Is it true that SSD lose it's data in a year without power? HDD has no such problem

    HsissHsiss4 dagen geleden
  • What games have you and Linus been playing lately?

    Josh CopelandJosh Copeland4 dagen geleden
  • What you fail to mention is yes you can get SSD or even NVME down to $100 a TB, but when you start looking at big HHD's you are looking at $20 to $25 a TB, which when you have a collection of 300+ movies even at 1080p starts to matter

    ka44604ka446044 dagen geleden
  • I love his voice.

    can you notcan you not5 dagen geleden
  • Honestly I transferred most of my game to a HDD because I was running out of space and I noticed a small difference in loading time but nothing excessive.

    David CazesDavid Cazes5 dagen geleden
  • Too many advertisements for a 7 minute video.

    Jim BrowningJim Browning5 dagen geleden
  • I mean, I imagine hard drives will still be around, they will just become a niche product for people who want to build early-mid 2000s PeeCees or upgrade hard drives on older 6th or 7th gen consoles. There will still be a market for mechanical hard drives, just a much smaller one to appeal to 6th-7th gen gamers.

    url8url85 dagen geleden
  • *pats NAS* I still love you and think you're worth it.

    Ben RichardsBen Richards5 dagen geleden
  • I olny have an 4TB external Hard Drive from WD RED

    Dj AuqlandDj Auqland6 dagen geleden
  • heh I have 3 hdd in pc all powered with 1tb ssd caching so I don't loosing speed:D

    ZaxyssZaxyss6 dagen geleden
  • The only thing I find with an SSD vs a 3.5" HDD when using the drives as external storage backups is that data tends to go corrupt more easily on an SSD compared to the HDD. I've been using the same 1tb HDD drive for around a decade and its still fine and my data's still intact (hopefully havnt jinxed myself), however since owning the HDD I've had 3 SDD's that have corrupt my data and died on me. I've also had a dell inspiring duo 1090 which I put a Samsung evo sata SSD into and everything went corrupt on that as well including the OS. Hey maybe I'm just unlucky, but for me for backing up, I will aways use a 3.5" HDD over an SSD.

    Planet ConkerPlanet Conker6 dagen geleden
  • So then should all of my drives except long term storage be SSD's?

    Victor LindvallVictor Lindvall6 dagen geleden
  • If next-gen consoles are using SSD then I wouldn't expect devs to bother optimizing for hard drives in the future.

    thelazyworker sandwichthelazyworker sandwich6 dagen geleden
  • you guys on fuckery...

    Axey5Axey56 dagen geleden
  • Ads are getting sooooo smooth these days.

    DrizztDrizzt6 dagen geleden
  • When I can get a 4 TiB SSD for £130, then it'll be time to ditch them. But until then, I'll stick with my WD Red Pro.

    Dylan RichardsDylan Richards6 dagen geleden
  • When I was in school I was told that flash memory had to be re-actualized or it would simply evaporate (electrical charge is lost over time), so you can't store your old tv-shows in a box for years with SSDs, is this still true? this was 15 years ago.

    Bernard ThongvanhBernard Thongvanh6 dagen geleden
    • @Elemkay heh, I should replug some old usb drive then.

      Bernard ThongvanhBernard Thongvanh6 dagen geleden
    • That's very much true. It is a function of how the solid state cells work - so unless they invent a new kind of solid state drive, this will always be true. Which I would have expected Anthony to pick up on to be fair!

      ElemkayElemkay6 dagen geleden
  • What's even the point of this video? SSD for your system drive all day long. If your data, software, OS, etc fits in 2tb or under, that's all you need. Full stop. But for those of us with more extensive data needs, until they make price-comparable SSDs that hold my video collection that is pushing the limits of the dual 8tb spinners I have it on now (mirrored, two 8tb drives, is still way mo cheaper than trying to do that on SSD), it's going to be a looong time before I stop buying spinning hard drives. Not to mention additional spinners for full local backups of my various home computers.

    CompuDude-KManCompuDude-KMan6 dagen geleden
    • @Elemkay Yup. It got passing mention "we used to recommend this" but then they implied that the only thing they were good for is installing lesser-used games on if you don't mind slow loading times, but then higher settings will get screwed up so don't bother. Turns out, some people use computers for things other than installing games. Shocking concept, I know.

      CompuDude-KManCompuDude-KMan6 dagen geleden
    • Can't believe they failed to address the fact that an SSD AND a HDD makes the most sense for almost everyone

      ElemkayElemkay6 dagen geleden
  • Anthony is such a great presenter. Easily the best to listen to on this channel

    Abc BcdAbc Bcd7 dagen geleden
  • Anthony is the part of LMG!

    YouthorYouthor7 dagen geleden
  • i have 4tb of nvme storage that i got on an amazon sale and i definately recommend if you use a laptop that have two m.2 slots. Plus upgrading to the small form factor reduces weight considerably on laptops.

    Cloud burnCloud burn7 dagen geleden
  • I said it once, and I'll say it again; there is something about the voice of Anthony that is just soothing 😊

    RadymoniaRadymonia7 dagen geleden
  • I don't care for the topic, if it's Anthony on the thumbnail, you have my attention!

    SalaahProductionsSalaahProductions7 dagen geleden
  • Micro Center? What is that? I thought this was a Canadian channel.

    NightFlight1973NightFlight19737 dagen geleden
  • I guess they think everyone has 100s of dollars to store videos on ssd's. Ssd's are mostly worth it for boot. I have yet to lag in a game because its not on ssd. rather i have to load longer, but when i have a game like warzone , like150gb or gta 5, at something like80gb. your 1tb ssd will fill up so fast. until price is less, either hybrid or hard-drive is the way to go. unless you just want to install a couple of games at a time.

    aphixeaphixe7 dagen geleden
  • if you need 1 TB or less of stroges just get high quality SSD for more than that, use an SSD for boot drive HDDs for the rest

    ThunderClawShocktrixThunderClawShocktrix7 dagen geleden
  • I recently acquired a 6TB Hitachi HDD for only 100 dollars. I use it to capacity. Scares me how much this would cost as an SSD, LOL.

    D2modplayer1D2modplayer17 dagen geleden
  • Anthony is here because Linus would Drop it and i wouldnt work

    LOLCATpl TMLOLCATpl TM7 dagen geleden
  • When you have multiple pc with couple of 4TB...

    Lowbarr KateLowbarr Kate7 dagen geleden
  • 512gb nwme drive + 4-6tb 7200rpm 256mb cache harddrive. Half from ssd dedicated to boot drive and other half caching the harddrive.(PrimoCache) I would prefer cache specially as gamer. Big disk to store all games. Less uninstalling and downloading. Anyway we play same game more than 1 time.

    SturmerSturmer7 dagen geleden
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    WigadamaWigadama7 dagen geleden
  • God man this guy needs to open his own shop..everyone in town will come to him for his amazing knowledge of pc's

    tha801GAMEtha801GAME7 dagen geleden
  • Stupidest video from Linus yet. Of course they are still worth it. Who writes this garbage.

    Eric SkylerEric Skyler7 dagen geleden
  • I will only switch to an SSD exclusive set up when 8TB SSDs cost less than 250 dollars. Yes I have a huge ton of media files to store.

    Harry LinHarry Lin7 dagen geleden
  • Thanks for having the subtitles in Spanish !! Regarding the durability of SSDs, I read somewhere that as backup units, HDDs are still more recommended since data does not degrade quickly, on the other hand, in SDDs it is required to feed them periodically so as not to lose data ... Is this really so? Greetings

    Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos7 dagen geleden
  • I did what LTT suggested years ago and went primocache with one drive - my SSD fills with the most frequently used 500 gig and the spinning disk has the rest - and it's all figured out on the fly with a single drive letter for my own sanity :)

    Shannon SmithShannon Smith8 dagen geleden
  • Obligatory Anthony is the G.O.A.T comment Also, nice dark mode intro LTT!

    BlubusBlubus8 dagen geleden
  • My general rule of thumb these days is: If you want/need more than 2TB of storage, then you probably should use a hard drive (or more than one) for that, otherwise, you might want to go for an SSD.

    CFWhitmanCFWhitman8 dagen geleden
    • Thing is you should always have a backup of your data on a HDD at the least, if not using it as a secondary mass storage drive. Can't believe the video missed out on backups.

      ElemkayElemkay6 dagen geleden
  • I´m still a fan of Amds Storemi. 2TB Seagate Barracuda + 512GB NVME runs pretty well, for me.

    Beamy2000Beamy20008 dagen geleden
  • I'd challenge you to show installing Windows onto 32GB hard drive, 'maybe' run through use on it, and run through updates. Many people bought crappy 32GB hard drive laptops over recent years and get errors when Windows updates won't even complete due to the lack of space. I worked on many units for a previous employer where I used to get 16-20GB of the 28.5GB space as free once I was done installing+updating from noncustomized Windows install media though last I checked I think it fell to around maybe 10GB usable last I tried those same tricks. If you give it a go and want help to see how to get through that ugly, let me know as it might be a fun video opportunity to try any of it.

    mirror176mirror1768 dagen geleden
  • IF you want a durable HDD get an enterprise drive. Should last you way longer than you will need. And don't forget SSDs also have a finite amount of writes before they go bad.

    IenjoyBiscuits AndGravyIenjoyBiscuits AndGravy8 dagen geleden
  • when i was a kid there was no SSDs at all. im not that old :(

    RichardRichard8 dagen geleden
  • I bought 8TB magnetic drives like in 2018 years ago for $150 each (today they are $135). The cheapest 8TB SSD on newegg today is $800. I wish SSDs were only double the price of magnetic storage.

    BrianBrian8 dagen geleden
  • is linus ded

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  • Are Tom and jerry still worth it

    Ravi NegiRavi Negi8 dagen geleden
  • I love how he seamlessly threw in a discussion about hard drives into this advertisement video.

    No NameNo Name9 dagen geleden
  • Hard drives make sense for mass storage, backup and so on, as 2TB+ SSDs are still prohibitively expensive vs a hard drive. For example, in my country, an 8TB HDD can be had for around €170. A 8TB SSD? It will cost me upwards of €650.

    António AzevedoAntónio Azevedo9 dagen geleden
  • Love this guy🤘🏻

    KILLITchrisKILLITchris9 dagen geleden
  • I think he overlooks the fact, that most budget laptops have one M.2 slot and one 2.5" bay. A 1 TB HDD that is half the price of an SSD of the same size is really the most important difference.

    Francis PetersFrancis Peters9 dagen geleden
  • when you can say you can take a bunch of data put in on a SSD take it out of PC and put in drawer for 5-10 years and the data will still be there then you can say SSD's are better then HDD's

    Brian BertholdBrian Berthold9 dagen geleden
  • 100% yes, SSD's SUCK for permanent storage

    Brian BertholdBrian Berthold9 dagen geleden
  • I love having my server holding multiple hard drives using storage spaces for safety for my family photos and a place to put old video projects while I wait for sign off. An additional array with my steam library. Everything cached using primocache and accessed over 10Gbe. Plenty speedy.

    Michael McIntireMichael McIntire9 dagen geleden
  • I've just started the video don't know the content, but my answer to the Question is F---k no!!! SSD forever.

    PAul BAuPAul BAu9 dagen geleden
  • tbh i cant tell the difference of speed between my ssd and hdd lol

    Declan BachnerDeclan Bachner9 dagen geleden
  • Hard drives are worth it for extremely high capacities or reduced cost while maintaining reliability on a low-end business desktop. Most of us don't need them anymore in my honest opinion. As a note, these guys are making me feel old by saying "SSDs barely existed when I was a kid" I was in high school by the time compact flash existed in 8MB sizes. Flash ROM didn't exist until I was a Tween! I grew up in the era EEPROM, and first touched a computer when EPROM was just starting to be a thing. The first computer I used mostly had solid state PROM for it's cartridges. Yeah, it had cartridges, that old. Most of the cartridges cartridges were mapped to the VPU ROM not the CPU ROM but some had both, if someone wants to know which computer that is and is nerdy enough to tell.

    ruediixruediix9 dagen geleden
  • Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Yes they are still worth it.

    bobrogers89bobrogers899 dagen geleden
  • I would say yes because they are so crazy cheap for the storage capacity these days. SSD is good but it still costs a lot, for active data streaming, such as, obviously, games SSD is incomparible. But just for pure bulk storage, yeah.

    Forseti, God of Justice & Excellent Pasta SauceForseti, God of Justice & Excellent Pasta Sauce9 dagen geleden
  • Anthony = legend

    StrigidusStrigidus9 dagen geleden
  • Make a chocolate LTT logo

    이주연이주연9 dagen geleden
  • Sees a hardrive, thinks of chicken wings.

    Kevin ColtKevin Colt9 dagen geleden
  • A ssd works or fails completely while for a HD you have tools to repair things. And then there is the size part and throughput part. Ssd. 's Great as a c drive and as work space but for mass long storage storage......

    Yours TruelyYours Truely9 dagen geleden
  • Wont be using HDDs ever again with the exception if they are in a raid with redundant drives in a NAS. They are so unreliable in comparion to solid state that i get anxiety when even looking at them.

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  • Hhhm not sure if SSDs really have longer lifespan. Could be with expensive but with cheaper SSDs for sure not expect a long lifespan if youplan a lot of file writing.

    Damis BranDamis Bran10 dagen geleden
  • SSD for all OS drives here. I have a 1st gen Core i7 laptop from 2010 and the difference in speed from cloning it to and SSD was amazing. I still use mechanical drives for archival media storage. I have a hot swap SATA bay on my main PC so I just put the drive in the front. It reminds me of putting a VHS in a VCR. XD

    JGonYTJGonYT10 dagen geleden
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