Best SATA drive to buy?

I just ordered my Prime 2 and I’m excitedly awaiting its arrival.

Meanwhile, I want to order a SATA drive so I can install it and store all my tracks internally. Any recommendations as to which one to get? I saw this on Amazon: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 2.5 Inch SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 RPM 128MB Cache for PC Laptop for $45.

Any reason not to buy that? Any other accessories I should have out of the gate?

Install an SSD! Samsung or other well known brand.

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I herd either, but preferably ssd.

Crucial SSD is what Denon use in thier marketing and how to videos. I have one in my Prime 4. Dont really use it that much though, as i prefer usb stick as im always updating my playlists.

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Samsung Evo series is the way to go

In my opinion you should be able to use ANY SSD without any problem. But yes, we already know that the SSD implementation isn`t perfect on the Prime 4 which is a s… at the year 2021…

The best SATA drive is the fastest one you can afford.

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Why even bother buying anything but Samsung drives? They are always at the forefront of the technology. Just save enough to buy the size you need and buy that. I bought a Samsung 1TB 860EVO for my SC6K last year (2020)…you can buy the 1TB 870EVO for like $115 today. SSD prices are soooo cheap compared to what they once were. I remember buying a 250GB OWC SSD for my Macbook Pro back in 2012 for $340!!

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I got a 1TB Sandisk SSD for 80quid on Amazon

popped it into the 6000m, it worked fine but the internal drive workflow isn’t exactly for me! it’s now drive D in my PC.

I also have two 860 evos in 4TB size.