MPG previously reviewed the 6TB HGST Deskstar NAS hard drive. In general, larger hard drives maintain better performance as they fill up. But what if a slightly smaller hard drive is faster to begin with (when empty)?
The HGST 8TB Ultrastar He8 enterprise-grade hard drive falls off unusually much in performance as it passes the 6TB mark. Supposing one wants to store up to about 6TB of data, how does the He8 stack up against its much less expensive 6TB NAS sibling?