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WD10EZEX 1TB vs: Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB for DAW

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hey, back when I built my last computer (>5 yrs) I thought that all 7200rpm drives were about equal...doesn't seem to be the case now.

anyways I put together a new system (3770k, Giga board, Seidon cooler, 8gb ram, Define R4, SSD boot) with the intentions of it being mostly a DAW. I may throw a video card in later for some games, but I'm leaning towards just building a whole different system all together for that.

I'm planning to have the SSD for boot and program drive, and then 1 HDD each for samples and projects. I want to keep the system on the quiet side, but it has to perform too.

so the two HDD, WD10EZEX 1TB and Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB both have about the same positive reviews on newegg, both have a 2 year man. warranty according to newegg, and are within $5 of each other. it looks like the WD might be a little quieter, while the seagate might perform a little better? would either of these things even be noticeable in real world use or just benchmarks? also if I end up using this system for any gaming, would the WD perform well enough to get by (FPSs)? non RAID setup.

what do you guys think?
 
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Get the WD10EZEX, the drives are similar and WD has a better warranty service imo.
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Get the WD10EZEX, the drives are similar and WD has a better warranty service imo.

thanks, I guess I was kinda leaning that direction to begin with
 
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ended up buying two 1tb WD blacks...they were $5 more than the 1tb blues at microcenter, and I needed to stop there anyways
 
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