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Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB vs Black 2TB

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I'm looking into replacing my Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB Hard Drive with either model listed above. I cannot seem to find reviews that compare the Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB and the Western Digital Black 2TB. I was wondering what is OCN's thoughts on which hard-drive should I pick from the latter and if there any reviews comparing each other.
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Wait for new 2TB drives with 1TB patterns if you want speed but i would go with Black.
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I would go WD Green 2TB for purely storage and low cost. Black is more for performance storage.

Don't know anything about the Seagate.
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Wait for new 2TB drives with 1TB patterns if you want speed but i would go with Black.
When do those come out?
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When do those come out?
Not sure but its should be this year. Also dont get Greens. They are horrible. If you want storage the best i have found are Seagate 2TB LPs.
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aren't LP's only 5900RPM?
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aren't LP's only 5900RPM?
Yes. Hence LP designation = Low Power.
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Never had problems with Green drives, but it's your call. I say Western Digital nonetheless.
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Never had problems with Green drives, but it's your call. I say Western Digital nonetheless.
I'm looking for performance in addition to Storage. Therefore I'm going have to rule out the Green series.
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I'm looking for performance in addition to Storage. Therefore I'm going have to rule out the Green series.
Oh, then Blacks all the way. Never mind, the F4's are 5.4K also.
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