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WD Blue 1TB @7200 RPM vs Green 2TB @5400 RPM

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August 6, 2013 10:25:38 AM

I'm looking for a secondary storage drive where I'll keep all my movies, songs, pics plus some games, even though I may use my SSD to keep the ones I'll be playing the most. Am I going to see a difference in performance (especially in games) between both drives? I know the blue has a faster RPM but I've read that because platter size is bigger on the green drive it may level things between both.

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August 6, 2013 10:33:37 AM

If it will mostly be used for storage, I'd recommend the green drive as a few extra seconds of waiting on a game load level is probably worth the savings in cost. If you were to use it as a boot drive or strictly for gaming, then I'd say get the blue.
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