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I've have my 250GB WD and a 250 Maxtor HDD for about 8 odd years now and their just about full. As is my 1TB F3 that hold all my steam games. I'm looking to get a new 1TB to be the main OS HDD along with storing other files too.

I'm looking at the WD Black and WD Blue on amazon. The Black is OEM and is about £70 whereas the blue is £50 and isn't OEM.

Question is, is the black work an extra £20 and the noise? My Samsung F3 is my gaming drive so this will be for the OS and for programs and music, video etc.


Any suggestions?
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You won't noticed the performance difference but the warranty difference is there.
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i'd get the WD Blue model WD10EZEX as it's a newer, single-platter model unlike the multi-platter WD Black WD1002FAEX.

The only downside is the warranty length, but I believe the price differential more than makes up for it. That, and there's fewer moving parts on single-platter models to begin with.
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i'd get the WD Blue model WD10EZEX as it's a newer, single-platter model unlike the multi-platter WD Black WD1002FAEX.

The only downside is the warranty length, but I believe the price differential more than makes up for it. That, and there's fewer moving parts on single-platter models to begin with.

thats the drive you want, it is pretty fast too for a HDD due to single paltter as mentioned
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i'd get the WD Blue model WD10EZEX as it's a newer, single-platter model unlike the multi-platter WD Black WD1002FAEX.

The only downside is the warranty length, but I believe the price differential more than makes up for it. That, and there's fewer moving parts on single-platter models to begin with.

Yep. That's the model Amazon have. Getting that and a Verbatim caddy so I can use the old one to hold backups.

+rep for you all.
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Wanted a drive to throw all my games on (current 1TB data drive almost full), and was trying to decide between a 2TB Green or 1/2TB Black.

Hadn't even thought of getting a Blue, but after seeing this thread, I got the one suggested.


Great drive. Clean disk with no data, read is 180MB/s, write is 176MB/s (tested using AS SSD). Of course these speeds will reduce after I've thrown ~500GB worth of games on there, but that's much faster than any other hard drive I've gotten.

Just wish they came in larger capacities. Don't think I'll fill up 1TB with games anytime soon, though.
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I have 1TB WD Black and here my experience.
I copy/delete very large files more than 20 gb and I install/uninstall big games & softwares and do many things on my computer all the day.
Its fast but a bit noisy, I really like it and I defrag it almost every week, its been 2 years and Im surprised it works like the first day.

Im going to get a WD Blue soon.
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