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I've got an older wd 640gb drive. Its the 2 platter design.

I was going to pick up the newer wd blue 2tb drive.

Would I notice a difference in speed for loading games and programs? I've got my os on anssd.
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yeah. well i did. i had an old 320gb samsung and got a western digital caviar black and loading times in games dropped in half . but if you need a real difference get an SSD.
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The largest WD Blue drives come in right now is 1TB.

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I use a number of the WD10EZEX Blues, and they're blazing fast for platter drives.

I have one that's my games drive, and I don't really install any games at all to SSD because the loading time difference is 1-3s at most.

I would recommend keeping it well defragged, using a program that can move most accessed files to the outside of the platter, as you will benefit from the 200MB/sec speed more often this way.

Regarding older drives, I use my old drives in servers, as I do all my old parts (I have one that's all IDE, 6 Samsung SP160N in RAID0), and two WD3200AAKS in RAID0 are slower than the single 1TB WD10EZEX.
   
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