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Looking at getting a new HDD for gaming. Was looking at WD Black or the Firecuda which one would you suggest? Getting the 1TB versions


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Firecuda thumb.gif

Take some time & read this entire review comparing a Firecuda 2TB to WD Black 4TB...
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Of the two choices, I would go with the Seagate. They tend to be 10-20% cheaper and I find them to be acceptable. I would suggest going for a 2-4TB drive for games though. 1TB isn't enough without a secondary drive.

Contrary to allot of posts around the internet, I'v had bad reliability with WD and no issued with Seagate. After I had gotten DOA WD drives, that was the last chance I gave them.
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Why on earth would you buy a 1TB HDD? Value wise the 3-4TB have been the best for a looong time.

Most HDDs are a hit or miss, but you can look up reports of failure rates and decide for yourself.

HDD vs SHDD, just get the one you want for your use.

Shaded War: same here WD sits corrupted, Seagate that has reports online of crazy failure rates still works, knocks on wood. And the WD is green 5xxx rpm loud crap while the Seagate is 7200rpm dead quiet, go figure really, it all depends on what one chooses what product line etc. The 2.5" WD black I have is not quiet either but those are kind of known for it, WD black = loud.
Edited by JackCY - 9/10/17 at 7:18pm
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Knock on wood. I have had 1 samsung,1 maxtor,and 1 seagate go for tens years in. I have had my first wd blue since 2012 and its still going. Firecuda has a 5 year warranty however.
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Regarding failure rate on HDs, it's a gamble on anything brand you purchase. I've been using Seagate & WD HDs for about 20 years & had zero issues. Regarding failure rate on HDs, it's a gamble on any brand you buy. It's like the lottery biggrin.gif
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Why on earth would you buy a 1TB HDD? Value wise the 3-4TB have been the best for a looong time.

Most HDDs are a hit or miss, but you can look up reports of failure rates and decide for yourself.

HDD vs SHDD, just get the one you want for your use.

Shaded War: same here WD sits corrupted, Seagate that has reports online of crazy failure rates still works, knocks on wood. And the WD is green 5xxx rpm loud crap while the Seagate is 7200rpm dead quiet, go figure really, it all depends on what one chooses what product line etc. The 2.5" WD black I have is not quiet either but those are kind of known for it, WD black = loud.
Main reason is I have a 300 GB SSD for my main games but my Seagate cheap ass HDD went out yesterday and didn't know what's best in the HDD area of it all. I'm familiar with SSDs tho. If 2 TB is more cost efficient then I'll get that. Thank you all for the input.


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