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post #21 of 27
The cheaper one is the better choice since they're basically the same.
Both have 64mb cache.
There is no real difference between 64 and 32 mb of cache so if you decide to go with a WD Blue, its still a good choice. thumb.gif
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post #22 of 27
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so its just like Black is better because of the 5yrs warranty? coz right now the wd black 1tb 64mb is $80.75 + free shipping and the wd blue 1tb 64mb is $67 so not a lot diff in cost. what u guys think?
post #23 of 27
The only thing that the Black does better is the warranty.
The Blue is faster, quieter, and likely more reliable having half the amount of moving parts. Oh, and it runs extremely cool, never seen mine get hotter than 5C above ambient (and that's with just a stock Switch 810 fan blowing across it, in the only HDD cage I have still in the case, filled with 3x3.5 drives and an SSD).
   
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post #24 of 27
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great ill check that wd blue 1tb 64mb or 32mb is fine?
post #25 of 27
This has well thought out purchase
how about we mention WD red series just to sure we covered all bases
I have never had any HHD fail yet mainly because I turn off my PC I am not into 24/7 as it ruins HHD too easily
My friend on the other hand runs 24/7 he gets about 5-7 years I believe most are WD HHD apart from WD velociraptor he said 18months. but now he tells me that he accidently on purpose drops his HDD while going a month before warranty ends.
not that I would ever condone or encourage such a thing.
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post #26 of 27
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uhm well i dont run my pc 24/7 too i think the longest up time is 5-7 hrs. Now im not sure if im going to get this WD blue 1tb 64mb cache ($65 amazon) or WD Black 1tb 64mb cache ($95-15%=$80.75 newegg) and i dont think about the red coz its $85 so maybe its either Black or Blue.

So guys ill wait for your votes haha

Black
vs
Blue

Thanks mates
post #27 of 27
Honestly I couldn't give you a accurate answer but this might help
but then it only covers HHD returned under warranty
http://hdd-compare.com/en/blog/hard-disk-drives-rma-statistics
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