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Should I replace my main HDD with one of these?

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Hey,

One of my secondary HDDs is on its last leg. A friend of mine has 2x 750GB drives, and said I could have one of them.

My question is my main HDD (which is fine) is 500GB. So I thought maybe I should just move my main to secondary, and replace it with one of the 750GB.

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS (Current Main)

His two:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS
Seagate Barracuda ST3750330AS

I'm kind of thinking the Caviar Black would a better main drive over my Caviar Green.
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Definitely go for the black. The greens are great for storage but not for an os. The black will handle that much better.
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Originally Posted by jbjmed View Post

Definitely go for the black. The greens are great for storage but not for an os. The black will handle that much better.

Thanks!

Kind of thought that, but I'm not a HDD guru.thumb.gif
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post #4 of 4
WD blacks work well for os as the above poster said. i haven't done the numbers on them vs green though. i do have my2tb wd green as storage with a ssd so unless anyone has bench marks go with the wd black
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