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So I have a 1Tb Seagate drive that I took out of an external drive, and it has been giving me a lot of problems lately. I need a new drive to replace it that is 1 - 2Tb that will store some games, music, pictures, recordings, and a bunch of random program downloads and updates. I was thinking about the Western Digital 1Tb Black which is about $90 or the 2Tb Black which is $160. What about Blues though? I really don't need a whole bunch of speed, my most demanding thing would be the games on the Hdd.

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If you really don't need the speed on the drive and it is going to be used for storage, buy in a larger blue series drive would be better.
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The WD10EZEX 1TB Blue is the best of both worlds, not only is it at least $20 cheaper than the Black, it's also significantly faster.

I have one of mine in use for a games drive including Steam and Origin, and there are very few games in which loading from an SSD instead is noticeably faster. For the most part, loading times are within a second or two of the SSD.

The key is to keep the games and other similar programs towards the outside of the platter, as the outer third gives you 200-180MBs vs 90-120MBs for the inner third.
   
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Like nleksan, I'd also recommend the WD Blue model WD10EZEX (as long as you only need 1TB). If you need more space, then the WD Black 2TB is the way to go.
Edited by svenge - 6/2/13 at 2:50pm
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