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SSD- WD 2tb Green vs 1tb Black?

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So i'm going to apologize in advanced because i'm sure there is a thread asking this question somewhere that i did not manage to find. So let me get straight to the point. I have a 60gb SSD for the os, but no games at all. I also have a 1tb green i bought maybe two years ago now, and some laptop drives pulled from broken computers. All drives that are not particularly fast. I currently use my Green for games and don't feel that it is much of a problem, but I need a new HDD. So is the performance difference between a black and a green in games worth the price difference. I could get a 2tb green which could be beneficial in the long term, but that much storage is not needed as of right now. If i did get a black I would use it for games, and my Green for movies and music. Also as a side note I hear Seagate 7200.14s are fast, but are they reliable? I am happy with the reliability of my green drive, and don't really want to deal with rma's or possible loss of important files. Also Greens vs reds performance/ reliability? I know i'm asking a lot here, but i appreciate the help.

Here are the two drives.
1tb Black: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

2tb Green: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236404
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the Seagate 7200.14 is the fastest option
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but are they reliable?
Just as reliable as any other drive
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I am happy with the reliability of my green drive, and don't really want to deal with rma's or possible loss of important files.
That is why there is something called backing up your data. RMAs happen regardless of brand or product.
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Also Greens vs reds performance/ reliability?
both are slow imo, the red is slightly faster/should have better reliability.
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