What kind of HDD is recommended?

For a Lenovo ThinkStation D30 6-Core 2.50GHz E5-2640

Thank you in advance!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If in warranty, get the drive from Lenovo.

If out of warranty any very late model Western Digital or Seagate will work fine. I have both in my Lenovo M73 desktop. The Seagate was a replacement for a very early WD failure (one of two drives in the machine)
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
This depends on usage.  Hard Drives are the slowest major component in most cases.  An SSD would likely be a good choice (Samsung seems to be the de facto leader in this area.  Or if you really need performance, you can look at a PCI express adapter that supports NVMe.  If you don't use disk intensive applications, then a traditional hard drive can work.  You might also want to combine the two depending on usage.  

Really, if you want a GOOD answer, you should be indicating what you're using the machine for and if it's in warranty or not.   Budget would also be helpful.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use Samsung SSD drives and I agree they are good. But I was trying to answer as asked
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Dallas SmetterSolution EngineerAuthor Commented:
I am planning to install and run various Virtual Machines with VirtualBox on a headless Ubuntu Server (All for dev and testing, none will be for production).
Dallas SmetterSolution EngineerAuthor Commented:
And there is no warranty. I just bought it on eBay from a refurbisher.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/182690803232
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you and I was happy to help.
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