I am about to build a gaming/htpc computer, and wanted to put two 14TB HDDs in it. I was about to buy two 14TB Ultrastar drives on Amazon if they go down in price on black Friday.
BUT with the $200 best buy 14TB easystores, I was thinking about getting two and shucking those.
How do those drives compare to the ultrastar drives when used as storage for a computer running 24/7 and not a nas?
Any longevity difference between the drives?
This will not be used in raid. They would both be active storage of games and htpc stuff. (The data is backed up on other drives so no real loss if these break.)
Do I need to do anything to the pins since it’s just connecting to a sata cable to the motherboard?
Thank you for your help!