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Western Digital Black vs Blue

Poll Results: WD Black or Blue

 
  • 58% (10)
    Black
  • 41% (7)
    Blue
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Which is better the Black or Blue? I'm planning to use it for daily use. And would you feel a difference?
post #2 of 13
Are you going to be using this drive for your OS/boot or just straight storage?

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post #3 of 13
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Straight storage.
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Blacks' only advantage is the capacity. I say go with a Green if you need storage, though the TB Blue (model WD10EZEX) uses a single terabyte platter and is faster than the Blacks with a $60 price tag.
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post #5 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

Blacks' only advantage is the capacity. I say go with a Green if you need storage, though the TB Blue (model WD10EZEX) uses a single terabyte platter and is faster than the Blacks with a $60 price tag.
I heard that the Blacks were faster in read/write.
post #6 of 13
Blacks are faster in benchmarks but in real world usage it is hard to tell the difference. Get a Blue and save some money.
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post #7 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mopar63 View Post

Blacks are faster in benchmarks but in real world usage it is hard to tell the difference. Get a Blue and save some money.
Thanks. Probably not going to feel a difference too. smile.gif
post #8 of 13
At the moment the WD10EZEX is faster than any of the WD blacks.

Seq speeds of up to 200MB/s, some blacks only get to ~140-150 max.

Similar to the WD Blue is the Seagate barracuda 7200.14. The Seagate is actually a little faster than the blue.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

At the moment the WD10EZEX is faster than any of the WD blacks.

Seq speeds of up to 200MB/s, some blacks only get to ~140-150 max.
^^^ I wish people would stop saying the Black is the fastest drive frown.gif
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post #10 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

^^^ I wish people would stop saying the Black is the fastest drive frown.gif
He was saying the Blues were faster lol smile.gif
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