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Hey all ...

I know that most HDD's are pretty much the same when looking in the same price brackets... but I am looking to add a 1TB drive into my moms new trinity build and was curious which of these drives are better.


Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003
WD Caviar Blue WD10EZEX
WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX (more expensive but can stretch the budget if it is a clear winner)


I would love to get a SSD but they are waaaaay to pricey in my country ...


The only drive brands I have access to are Seagate, WD and Toshiba sop please keep that in mind as well. What is the difference betweem Scorpio drives and the normal caviar range



All information would be greatly appreciated.
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All three are very reliable (people will tell you Seagate aren't but they are). The WD Caviar Blue WD10EZEX is the fastest and well priced so it's a definite winner.
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Thank you very much !! ... smile.gif ... +rep to you sir


Really am surprised that the blue is faster than the black ... lol
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The Blue uses a newer design and has a single 1TB platter vs the Black's older design. There is a new Black coming out soon that should be the fastest drive available but I'm not sure when.
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I'd go with the WD Blue, the little extra speed of caviar blacks isn't worth the extra cost in my opinion (though between these 2 models looks like the Blue is faster). Seagates are fine but they do have one or two drive models i'd avoid - I probably wouldn't recommend the one you mentioned.

 

Scorpio drives are intended for laptops, they're smaller (2.5") and usually slower/more expensive than desktop drives.


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The WD Blue EZEX hands down.Its WD's fastest consumer drive. I've got two in Raid 0 and they're great. They're fast and silent!
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Quote:
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The WD Blue EZEX hands down.Its WD's fastest consumer drive. I've got two in Raid 0 and they're great. They're fast and silent!
I'm waiting for them to be $60 again to build a 4 drive RAID 0 array! biggrin.gif
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