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I would see if you could score a Samsung 830 256GB here on OCN. That would give you a nice deal on the SSD. As far as the drive goes, WD black. Fast and reliable. However, they do have some blues that have single 1TB platters that beat out the blacks at their own game.

BTW, make sure you have a backup.
 
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While the WD Blue is more enticing than the WD Black in my opinion, OP wanted a 2TB HDD and the Blue line tops out at 1TB (i.e. model WD10EZEX)
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While the WD Blue is more enticing than the WD Black in my opinion, OP wanted a 2TB HDD and the Blue line tops out at 1TB (i.e. model WD10EZEX)

Then black it is. That or a samsung spinpoint.
 
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The Blue is a better drive than the Black in every single metric now, excluding warranty. I am getting 193-210MB/s Max and 153-166MB/s Avg Reads, and my access times are around 14.1-15.0ms.
Factor in the inherent reliability advantage of having half as many moving parts as well as the higher density single platter design, and you have a drive that simply is better, and costs $30 less, or maybe more on sale.
How come the blue is better? I'm not saying your wrong im saying WD has got some strange marketing where their blue is better than their black.


Is seagate any good?. In New Zealand they are cheapest price/gb
    
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How come the blue is better? I'm not saying your wrong im saying WD has got some strange marketing where their blue is better than their black.

The reason is because the WD Blue WD10EZEX uses a newer design with a single 1TB platter, whereas the WD Blacks are still using an older design with platters with less data density on them each.

If and when WD refreshes their Black line, then things will be back to a more logical state in terms of marketing.
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Seagate also has single TB platter drives, but I forget which ones.
 
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Seagate also has single TB platter drives, but I forget which ones.
7200.14 barracudas are the best
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7200.14 barracudas are the best
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7200.14 barracudas are the best
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Yeah I just got a 3TB 7200.14 drive myself. Too bad I haven't been able to get it to work so I will probably have to end up doing an RMA for another one or else I would run DiskMark on it for an idea of the performance.
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