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Seagate barracuda 7200.12 3gb/s 500gb vs wd cavair blue 6gb/s 500gb.

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From what I have seen in case of hdd there is no advantage of 6gb/s because even the fastest hdd can't reach sata 3gb/second's speed.
Only in case of ssd we can see difference between sata 3gb/s vs 6gb/s.
I have got a seagate barracuda 7200.12 sata 3gb/s drive and a friend offered me his wd cavair blue sata6gb/s drive,both of these are 500gb.
Should I give my seagate to him? From what I have seen in reviews the seagate barracuda 7200.12 is very good(better than wd cavair black,not talking about the 2tb drive and close to sprinpoin f3)
so my drive is much faster than that wd cavair blue and I think it would be foolish to give my drive to him,what do u all think?
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I do know some of the WD drives have issues in RAID. Another thing to consider is how many platters the drives have. I have a couple single platter Segate 500gb's and I believe sequential read is a little bit better on them.
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i have never seen a WD drive have problems with RAID, and if you count all my drives i have geez did realize 19 WD drives mostly blacks and some blues in all shapes and sizes, some are refurbished.. they are all going strong and most them are in servers.. IMO you cant beat WD drives.. That said im not saying they are the fastest but very reliable.. so in the end your best comparing prices in India and age of drives to see just how even the swap will be.. also i must admit my oldest drives still going strong are seagates bought in 2004.. smile.gif i dont know how much help this is but i thought i would share it smile.gif
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It may have only been with the green drives. Regardless, I've used plenty of both and there really are no differences in terms of performance and reliability that is worth noting.
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It may have only been with the green drives. Regardless, I've used plenty of both and there really are no differences in terms of performance and reliability that is worth noting.

your right about green drives, thats why i dont have any.. but that can be the same for green drives from any manufacture... the you can always disable that function and will do fine thumb.gif
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post #6 of 9
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In India Seagate's support is top notch,wd has many warranty issues.
Also,none of you answered to my queries,I asked about barracuda 7200.12 500gb sata 3gb/s vs cavair blue 500gb sata 6gb/s?
I know the seagate is much better(even better than cavair black) but still want your opinions.
I know
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I have used both hard drives in both 3gb and 6gb flavors and 6gb makes no difference on the performance what soever, it is meant for SSD's. I found that the Seagate drives performed faster than the blue and the black drives.
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Also,none of you answered to my queries,I asked about barracuda 7200.12 500gb sata 3gb/s vs cavair blue 500gb sata 6gb/s?
I know the seagate is much better(even better than cavair black) but still want your opinions.
I know

No, we have answered your questions. There is no real difference between the two. Just stick with what you have, it makes no sense to swap drives.
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In India Seagate's support is top notch,wd has many warranty issues.
Also,none of you answered to my queries,I asked about barracuda 7200.12 500gb sata 3gb/s vs cavair blue 500gb sata 6gb/s?
I know the seagate is much better(even better than cavair black) but still want your opinions.
I know
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No, we have answered your questions. There is no real difference between the two. Just stick with what you have, it makes no sense to swap drives.

yes, sorry for getting off track, i agree with this ^^^ keep your seagate especially becuase you have great CS and it a great performer smile.gif
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