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post #11 of 17
I realize it's an old benchmark but hard drives haven't really changed that much. Go with the WD.
post #12 of 17
I would have to also say WD. A lot of my fellow students here have seagate externals, and they keep dying. I don't know if that's indicative of internals or not, but just from that I would say go WD.
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I have probably bought about 6 WD Caviar Blues just in the past 2 years. I have two in the rig I am using right now actually. Plus I know a lot of people around here hate Seagate drives since they tend to have a high failure rate (don't know how true that is or not).

Also, in the for sale section I am selling a WD Caviar Blue 500GB for $35 shipped brand new and never used. I got one for a build for a friend but the friend ended up having to cancel the build so it is still in the original packaging. That didn't affect my opinion on the WD Blues though I promise. Just trying to help an OCNer on a budget out.
Good price for a new 500GB blue.
    
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Good price for a new 500GB blue.
ya thats price is great. But i cant use paypal since apparently my card is being used in another account, but i dont know which one (i think its an old one) and they wont tell me

So it has to be newegg otherwise i cant pay with my card.
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ya thats price is great. But i cant use paypal since apparently my card is being used in another account, but i dont know which one (i think its an old one) and they wont tell me

So it has to be newegg otherwise i cant pay with my card.
That is no problem I was just trying to save you some cash.

I still would recommend the WD Caviar Blue off Newegg.
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im looking for the most speed, as long as it doesnt comprimise reliability. Personally i like the cav blue since WD has always been a quality brand, but the barracuda is a lot thinner which makes me think its only a single platter drive.
They are both single-platter. Apparently the dimensions of HDDs were all standardized, but Seagate chooses to ignore it for some models.

If you hold up both of those drives, one in each hand, they'll weigh approximately the same.

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Im only going to consider these 2 drives, so please just tell me which is more reliable and which is quicker.
WD Blue, WD Blue.
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Wow, it looks like teh WD is faster. And its right in my price range, plus i trust WD more than i trust another company.
Yep.
     
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They are both single-platter. Apparently the dimensions of HDDs were all standardized, but Seagate chooses to ignore it for some models.

If you hold up both of those drives, one in each hand, they'll weigh approximately the same.


WD Blue, WD Blue.

Yep.
Cool, thanks. Im holding off until tomorow to buy on the off chance the egg has some crazy open box or shell shocker deal for a HDD.
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