Western Digital, Seagate, HGST – where to store my files ?

Recently I am looking for new HDDs – either 6TB or 8TB and there are a couple of options. WD, Seagate and HGST all of 6TB disks in their lineup. 8TB are available from Seagate and HGST:

6TBs all of them have in their line-up:

By chance I found the article ‘What is the Best Hard Drive?‘ by Backblaze, a cloud storage provider. They have interesting statistics as well as graph. For example like this: Maybe Seagate is not my prime option. I am however also not so convinced that putting Helium (as HGST does), is such a smart move – the HGST drives in the chart are not He drives by the way.

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