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http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD1002FAEX-Internal-Desktop/dp/B0036Q7MV0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370058942&sr=8-1&keywords=WD+Black+1TB

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Desktop-3-5-Inch-Internal-Retail/dp/B0046RE3M4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1370059848&sr=8-2&keywords=WD+Black+1TB

So which one is better? I will use this as my storage and maybe for gaming.
Thanks!!
post #2 of 27
1 has a 64Mb cache the other has maybe a 32 Mb or 16Mb cache that's the difference
http://www.overclock.net/t/664870/32mb-vs-64mb-cache
I would get the cheaper of the 2 and use a SSD for primary drive
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yea my boot drive is 840 pro 256Gb so this hhd is for storage. so the cheaper is ok?
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if just for storage then you could go WD green it even slower but for storage who cares how slow/cheap it is as long as it is reliable
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The difference is that the one that's more expensive has 64Mb of cache, the other one just has 32, and yeah, for storage the cheaper is okay, the price isn't big between this one and the green and you've got 5 yrs of warranty, I would stick with this one.
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ohh okay. well how about the seagate baracuda? or WD Blue?
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ohh okay. well how about the seagate baracuda? or WD Blue?

WD Blue & Seagate Barracuda are slower.
post #8 of 27
from what I can tell the cache is more of a marketing ploy no real world difference just green may last longer as it will ramp down in rpm when not in use so may have a chance of lasting longer
then again I have been lead to believe there is a difference in the way the read write actuating mechanism that will make the black be more reliable so even I am torn between the two.
so I would base my decision on need for speed and price.
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I might be wrong here but I thought the new WD Blue and Seagate Barracuda where some of the fastest drives out at the moment.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1297633/wd10ezex-review-wd-blue-1tb-single-platter-drive
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The WD Blue is mostly a HDD for laptops and they're actually the slowest, running at 5400 rpm, the barracuda is on par with the green or the black depending on the models.
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