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I have a 8xWD red HDD going 24/7. It is really not audible unless you really put your head on it. It doesn't rattle from HDDs but mostly from the fans. My gaming rig has a WD black going full speed, without any issues at all.

Depends on noise floor, case and stuff. I own a WD black 2,5" and while there are no vibrations, it's way more distinguishable than any other component in my rig. Even at 2m
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I can confirm the Wooden Desk humming for the Blues, that's why I have foam underneath the case. Can provide Vid on demand.
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Forget cassette tapes, floppy disks are the hippest new format from the past!

I like my floppies 8 inches.
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I like my floppies 8 inches.

that what she said.


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post #45 of 104

Blue 1tb is one platter, so that's why it's so fast, right?

 

I just bought a 2tb red the other day instead of going with the greens.

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post #46 of 104
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Blue 1tb is one platter, so that's why it's so fast, right?

I just bought a 2tb red the other day instead of going with the greens.

That's why they're faster then the older blacks (FAEX), as there were 3 platters inside the blacks.
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post #47 of 104
I always used Green for storage then blues for general system/OS use.
post #48 of 104
I have a 7 year old 750GB Black drive still going strong.

Have some 3TB Black drives as well in the newest rig that I got for quite nice price.

Honestly, I don't even waste time with the Blues and Greens. Any Blues I or other people I know have had have all crapped out within a year or two.

And within the next couple years, hoping to get to a point where I can just ditch the mechanical drives entirely and switch to full SSD.

But for now, the Blacks are going strong, but certainly cost way to high.
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post #49 of 104
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Originally Posted by Khaled G View Post

That's why they're faster then the older blacks (FAEX), as there were 3 platters inside the blacks.

The 1TB Single Platter Blue were faster than the older Blacks. Better seek and better read/write.

But compare to some of today's larger and newer drives, those single platter blues don't seem as fast.

Still have my 3 640 Blacks from 08 running strong in raid 0 all these years. Though I am thinking about upgrading to two modern HDD's in raid 0, would make for a faster game drive.
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I, like Sir Beregond am still using my 750GB black, though it's been relegated to drive image and backup storage duty. I bought a 2TB black on last year or year's before Black Friday and it's been my data/secondary game drive. I have a 256GB 840 pro and 120GB Intel 510, so my OS and most of my games go on those. But yeah, can't wait for the day when I can just have 1 or 2 SSD's for everything.
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