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Is this WD Drive reliable? (AV-GP vs. Caviar Black)

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I found this seemingly AWESOME deal on a high capacity hard drive that I am considering getting:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136810

Even though it's Western Digital, will that AV-GP drive be better than say a 640GB Caviar Black?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

I know a lot of drives are DOA but I'm trying to find a reliable drive for my first build ever.
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The cost/GB is better with the Green drive. I personally wouldn't bother getting the 640GB even though it's ~$15 cheaper.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XHolyPuffX;13682580 

I know a lot of drives are DOA but I'm trying to find a reliable drive for my first build ever.

1. Congrats on build #1 man!

2. Do NOT use green drives for OS. only use them for storage, they are not made for being OS drives.
    
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Got it. Thank you for the straightforward answer there, I really needed to hear that smile.gif
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