Is it ok to use a Seagate Skyhawk HDD on a Gaming PC?

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MusicManiac

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Hi, I just bought a Skyhawk 4TB Hard Disk but after looking it up online, I am perplexed weather to use it or return it. I need it since I don't have any other options available.

My PC is running on 240GB SSD, and I am planning use it as a gaming and software drive. I do Illustrations on Photoshop & CSP, do 3D rendering on Blender and use DAWs (Studio One) & several plugins along with it apart from gaming.

I don't mind it being slow or anything I just don't want it to crash like my Barracuda after 1½ year.

I am seeking for a immediate response since I need to return this harddisk soon if I don't use.


My PC configuration is
Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD RX580
16 GB DDR4
Aorus X470
240 GB SSD
Corsair CX550
 
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crjdriver

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It is a sata drive so what is the problem?
I don't mind it being slow or anything I just don't want it to crash like my Barracuda after 1½ year.
Since this drive only has a 3yr warranty, IF you are worried about longevity, I would purchase a better quality drive ie WD black series.
 

MusicManiac

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It is a sata drive so what is the problem?
Since this drive only has a 3yr warranty, IF you are worried about longevity, I would purchase a better quality drive ie WD black series.
I appreciate your reply and I agree with you and I have already installed it on my PC.
But I am worried about the existing online consensus that surveillance hard drives should be used only with surveillance system or there is a high chance of it crash before it's lifetime is over.
 

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It is not a high quality drive so yes it is going to fail at some point. Up to you if you want to use that drive OR go with a quality drive.
 

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FWIW I have had drives from all mfg fail ie seagate, maxtor, and western digital. I have never had a WD black or raptor drive fail. One black drive is over 10yr old and still running [mostly every day]
 

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My PC configuration is
Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD 580X
16 GB DDR4
Aorus X470
240 GB SSD
Corsair CX550
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Assuming I've listed the correct processor and graphics card, I'm guessing crjdriver will have some comments about the power supply you have in your computer.

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crjdriver

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Yeah it is not great however it is not causing any problem at this time. The cx series should be used for a basic build and not with a gaming type card.
 

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Assuming I've listed the correct processor and graphics card, I'm guessing crjdriver will have some comments about the power supply you have in your computer.

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Thanks for pointing that out, I mistyped RX 580 as 580X, even though Idk how much diff in power consumption is that but seem to be running fine for last 1 and a half year.
 

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Thanks for clarifying you have a Radeon RX 580 and not a Radeon 580X.
The RX 580 uses 185W and the 580X uses 150W.
I don't know if the 35W additional load would cause an issue with the CX550 power supply.
I'll leave you with crjdriver to answer that.

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