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Links please; I couldn't find any 3TB Seagates that were the exact equivalent of the WD Blues. I did my comparison with the 4TB HDDs on Newegg. I couldn't find any 2TB or 3TB Seagates that were 5400 rpm. I won't buy HDDs from Amazon due to poor shipping practices (they take too long to fill an order if you don't pay their Prime ransom) and they poorly pack their HDDs.

There is nothing wrong with 5400rpm HDDs, depending on the application, especially when combined with head parking when idle. The performance of a HDD depends on far more than the rotational speed of the platters.

Customer service is huge when dealing with warranty exchanges after the first month since purchasing the drive. Seagate falls flat on that much of the time. I don't buy drives locally because the local vendors usually don't carry the ones I want (and I live the Phoenix metro area) and, when they do, they are way overpriced.

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Desktop-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST3000DM001/dp/B005T3GRLY

Basically we compare the cheapest seagate to cheapest wd. I dont see a point to choose wd when seagate provide higher 7200 rpm, better rma rate as I show in last reply, cheaper price. Rpm is not all but it is the main part of hdd, and i dont see other parts could let wd be ahead. Anyway there is no way lower rpm is better than higher rpm. For you living in US then support could be different, but for me or other who dont have direct support from seagate or wd then the support part is not a factor or depend on local vendors support.
Edited by espn - 11/9/15 at 7:18pm
post #12 of 19
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Links please; I couldn't find any 3TB Seagates that were the exact equivalent of the WD Blues. I did my comparison with the 4TB HDDs on Newegg. I couldn't find any 2TB or 3TB Seagates that were 5400 rpm. I won't buy HDDs from Amazon due to poor shipping practices (they take too long to fill an order if you don't pay their Prime ransom) and they poorly pack their HDDs.

There is nothing wrong with 5400rpm HDDs, depending on the application, especially when combined with head parking when idle. The performance of a HDD depends on far more than the rotational speed of the platters.

Customer service is huge when dealing with warranty exchanges after the first month since purchasing the drive. Seagate falls flat on that much of the time. I don't buy drives locally because the local vendors usually don't carry the ones I want (and I live the Phoenix metro area) and, when they do, they are way overpriced.

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Desktop-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST3000DM001/dp/B005T3GRLY

Basically we compare the cheapest seagate to cheapest wd. I dont see a point to choose wd when seagate provide higher 7200 rpm, better rma rate as I show in last reply, cheaper price. Rpm is not all but it is the main part of hdd, and i dont see other parts could let wd be ahead. Anyway there is no way lower rpm is better than higher rpm. For you living in US then support could be different, but for me or other who dont have direct support from seagate or wd then the support part is not a factor or depend on local vendors support.

Reread post number 2 in this thread. You are getting a better drive with the Blues.
     
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post #13 of 19
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Reread post number 2 in this thread. You are getting a better drive with the Blues.
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2013/-02-Read-Throughput-Maximum-h2benchw-3.16,Marque_fbrandx42,2900.html

Seagate 2tb top speed 205, but wd new blue 2tb top speed 147. 205 is tested by tom hardware not in ideal lab like wd claims. You can look at green 2tb speed and the new blue is just little bit faster than the green. Wd discontinue green and just push all those old green models in blue.
Edited by espn - 11/9/15 at 9:29pm
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http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2013/-02-Read-Throughput-Maximum-h2benchw-3.16,Marque_fbrandx42,2900.html

Seagate 2tb top speed 205, but wd new blue 2tb top speed 147. 205 is tested by tom hardware not in ideal lab like wd claims. You can look at green 2tb speed and the new blue is just little bit faster than the green. Wd discontinue green and just push all those old green models in blue.
Have to disagree with you there. Spec sheets don't really say much, and the old and "new" Blue both claim "150 MB/s", but in reality most of the 7200 1TB/platter drives perform around the same, the WD Blue EZEX, Seagate 7200.14 and Toshiba DT01ACA drives, with max read speeds of ~190 and average of ~150 give or take a few MB/s
post #15 of 19
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Have to disagree with you there. Spec sheets don't really say much, and the old and "new" Blue both claim "150 MB/s", but in reality most of the 7200 1TB/platter drives perform around the same, the WD Blue EZEX, Seagate 7200.14 and Toshiba DT01ACA drives, with max read speeds of ~190 and average of ~150 give or take a few MB/s

Wd blue ezex, toshiba dt01aca both are 7200, the new blue with 2tb or above are 5200.
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Wd blue ezex, toshiba dt01aca both are 7200, the new blue with 2tb or above are 5200.
*5400 yes but my comment was directed to your comment about performance.
post #17 of 19
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*5400 yes but my comment was directed to your comment about performance.

WD just wants you to believe new blue and old blue have same performance. I really doubt the new blue peak speed is what it claims, no review to confirm now since the new blue is too new. I guess the new blue top speed is much closer to the green even though it is already very similar.
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Probably not, but I would still like to see some benchmarks
post #19 of 19
Hi again guys.

Basically speaking with this transaction the new WD Blue model numbers inherit the same nomenclature as the prior WD Green generation products, but end with a ‘Z’ instead of an ‘X’ (example: WD60EZRX to WD60EZRZ):

http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=7trTm4

The RPM of the drives will be 5400, and the whole idea is to simplify the hard drive selection process for customers by streamlining the model families for mainstream PCs to only the WD Blue line. The official statement says that:

"All currently shipping WD Green models will remain available through their lifecycle, as they transition to the WD Blue label. WD Black® models will remain in the PC drive family, yet designed for high-performance applications such as gaming and workstations and for those building high-end systems for creative professionals.

WD’s color-coded product portfolio enables customers to easily choose the right hard drive designed for their intended application. Its other colors include WD Red® for network-attached storage (NAS) appliances and WD Purple™ for video surveillance systems. WD’s datacenter drives are identified with gold labels."
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