I do my cruical recording on harddisks not larger than 1 GB.
Every bit has more space on these less dense harddisks.
The result is a more airy and relaxed track. You should try it. Difference is obvious.
PS: Seagate harddisks sound the best IMHO. But I wlll do more tests.
NOS drives from the 90's have the best tone. 😀