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I previously had a Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD and returned it due to clicking noise. Since I had a bad experience with Seagate I want to try Western Digital.

Currently looking at Western Digital WD Blue : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339 - $84.99

Anyone use this drive for gaming?
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Originally Posted by madkillav2 View Post

I previously had a Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD and returned it due to clicking noise. Since I had a bad experience with Seagate I want to try Western Digital.

Currently looking at Western Digital WD Blue : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339 - $84.99

Anyone use this drive for gaming?

i do, it's awesome, that's the new blues that have 1tb single platter
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

i do, it's awesome, that's the new blues that have 1tb single platter

Alrighty then, hopefully will be better than the Seagate xD
post #4 of 6
May have found you a cheaper place to buy:

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD&promoid=1201

They're good drives. thumb.gif Fast and quiet.
     
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Oh yes the WD10EZEX is a great drive. I love mine and have been using it since August 2012. thumb.gif
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Should be an excellent gaming drive. If you have the space, you can improve on it even further by short-stroking it to say 300-500GB, which will reduce the impact of the relatively poor seek times while improving on the already top-of-class sequential performance. I have been considering getting two of these and stroking them to 500GB each and throwing them into RAID0: 300GB/sec and decent access speeds for $120 = win.
   
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