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1TB WD Black Vs Blue Vs Green Vs Seagate.

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June 29, 2013 7:55:00 PM

Hi Guys , I'm Going To Get a New HDD as My current WD Green 640 Is About To die [Too Many Bad Sectors,Increased Loading Times...etc]

So Which One Should I get From These Models?

Also , Does The Black Worth It's Price?

Thanks In Advance.
a b G Storage
June 29, 2013 8:03:10 PM

khaledegy200 said:
Hi Guys , I'm Going To Get a New HDD as My current WD Green 640 Is About To die [Too Many Bad Sectors,Increased Loading Times...etc]

So Which One Should I get From These Models?

Also , Does The Black Worth It's Price?

Thanks In Advance.


Black - high performance type hdd
Blue - Normal day to day performance hdd
Green - Poor performance, only use as storage media.
Seagate Barracuda - The performance is between WD Black and Blue.

Black is a pretty good drive but for the price, Get "Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid Drive" the performance is way better compared to the above mentioned without breaking your wallet. :) 
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June 29, 2013 8:05:14 PM

Thanks For Your Fast Reply But...What Is Hybird Drive? :3

Still Learning. :) 
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a b G Storage
June 29, 2013 8:13:01 PM

khaledegy200 said:
Thanks For Your Fast Reply But...What Is Hybird Drive? :3

Still Learning. :) 


It's a mix of SSD+HDD merge into one. :) 
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June 29, 2013 8:15:31 PM

johnvonmacz said:
khaledegy200 said:
Thanks For Your Fast Reply But...What Is Hybird Drive? :3

Still Learning. :) 


It's a mix of SSD+HDD merge into one. :) 


So It's Supposed To Be Faster Than Normal HDD ,Right?
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a b G Storage
June 29, 2013 8:21:58 PM

khaledegy200 said:
johnvonmacz said:
khaledegy200 said:
Thanks For Your Fast Reply But...What Is Hybird Drive? :3

Still Learning. :) 


It's a mix of SSD+HDD merge into one. :) 


So It's Supposed To Be Faster Than Normal HDD ,Right?


Wayyy faster than a regular HDD and the price is really great.
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a b G Storage
June 29, 2013 8:22:20 PM

All mechanical drives perform within the same field of performance, i dont see why one should be more expensive then the other, i would go with the cheapest of your preferred brand (i prefer WD) and get a SSD for boot/OS
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June 29, 2013 8:27:21 PM

johnvonmacz said:
khaledegy200 said:
johnvonmacz said:
khaledegy200 said:
Thanks For Your Fast Reply But...What Is Hybird Drive? :3

Still Learning. :) 


It's a mix of SSD+HDD merge into one. :) 


So It's Supposed To Be Faster Than Normal HDD ,Right?


Wayyy faster than a regular HDD and the price is really great.


Thanks For The Info Man.
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June 29, 2013 8:28:36 PM

apache_lives said:
All mechanical drives perform within the same field of performance, i dont see why one should be more expensive then the other, i would go with the cheapest of your preferred brand (i prefer WD) and get a SSD for boot/OS


I Can't Get A SSD Right Now Cause Of It's Prices. $120 For 120GB....

Thanks For Passing.
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a b G Storage
June 29, 2013 8:38:18 PM

khaledegy200 said:
apache_lives said:
All mechanical drives perform within the same field of performance, i dont see why one should be more expensive then the other, i would go with the cheapest of your preferred brand (i prefer WD) and get a SSD for boot/OS


I Can't Get A SSD Right Now Cause Of It's Prices. $120 For 120GB....

Thanks For Passing.

Hybrid Drive's performance is between the HDD and SSD. And Momentus XT 750GB for around $100-$130, you can't beat that kind of deal! Just don't forget to get the 750GB not the new 1TB Hybrid because it's slower even tho it's new. And you're welcome man glad to help :) 
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June 29, 2013 8:41:32 PM

Seagate Bararcuda XT is the creme de la creme but very hard to find
WD Black is justa bit behind and has same 5 year warranty

The Blue is a "office" business oriented drive
The Green is designed for power saving in large server farms

barracuda is a decent drive but chinsy 2 year warraty turns me off

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I Can't Get A SSD Right Now Cause Of It's Prices. $120 For 120GB....


This sounds right up your alley .... hybrid SSD / HD gives a bit of the best oif both worlds .... have one on lappie here along side one with separate SSD and HD ..... no one can tell the 2 machines apart.

As you can see here, it's just a second behind the SSD
http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=co...

$139 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Avoid the newer 5400 rpm 1TB model tho
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a b G Storage
June 30, 2013 7:03:40 AM

There have been many different tests and comparisons over the past many years, but from the research that I have read, in the general home office space there is little failure difference between the standard lines of desktop hard drives, such as the Seagate Barracuda and the WD Blue. However, there are differences in performance.

First, let me just state that I have personally experiences a much different story at our office over the last four years doing computer repair work. We see hard drive failures every week. The percentage of hard drive failures can be listed as approximately 25% Hitachi drives, 25% Toshiba drives, 45% Seagate drives, and 5% Western Digital drives. I started out using Seagate drives exclusively, but I started seeing way too many failures, even within one or two years of usage, and so we made the switch to WD and have been very pleased. I almost never see a WD drive failure, even after six or seven years of continual 24/7 usage.

We personally use the WD Black hard drives, not just because of the higher quality and 5-year warranty, but because they have the greatest performance for a SATA 7,200 rpm mechanical hard drive. The WD Blue drives are pretty close, though, and mainly just lack in cache.

I also want to point out that WD Green drives are meant for power efficiency, but are not designed for server environments. If you talk with WD product reps or server designers, they are only going to recommend the WD RE4 drives or possibly get away with WD Black due to the enterprise quality and built to handle the heat and vibration stress of multiple drives crammed together. We don't use the WD Green drives, I just never see a point to having slow storage.
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a b G Storage
June 30, 2013 8:46:44 AM

khaledegy200 said:


I Can't Get A SSD Right Now Cause Of It's Prices. $120 For 120GB....

Thanks For Passing.


First off, do you use a single drive laptop/desktop or a multiple drive desktop. The best combo is to buy a small SSD and a large HDD. The cheapest solution is to buy a fast HDD such as the 7200 RPM WD Black or the 10,000 RPM WD Velociraptor.

The WD Green really shouldn't be considered unless you want to store a lot of photos, documents, videos, etc. NOT good for programs, OS, etc.

Also, a very fast Sandisk Ultra SSD is being sold right now for about $95 on microcenter, amazon, or newegg for 125GB. Prices are better than you think.
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June 30, 2013 12:22:59 PM

Thank You For All The Info Guys.
ok , I've Decided to Get The SSHD But is there A 1 TB 7200 RPM Model?

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a b G Storage
June 30, 2013 12:27:58 PM

khaledegy200 said:
Thank You For All The Info Guys.
ok , I've Decided to Get The SSHD But is there A 1 TB 7200 RPM Model?



Nope not right now. Only the 750GB model
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