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1TB Seagate Barracuda vs 1TB WD Black

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November 20, 2013 12:43:35 PM

Hey guys, I am trying to decide which 1TB HDD I should go for. One thing I am concerned about is the noise. I know WD Black is one of the most quiet drive but if Barracuda is comparably as quiet as WD Black, I am willing to go for it. I would like to save my budget a little from storage so I can invest more on my graphic card.

Here is the breakdown of their specs (if anyone else knows more about the two than what is listed below, feel free to share):

* Both Seagate Barracuda and WD Black have same 7200 RPM with 64 MB cache

* However, price-wise, Barracuda wins by ~$20.

* Warrantee: WD wins (5 yrs) vs Seagate (1 or 2 yrs)

Again, my main concern is the noise (my whole build is dedicated to minimizing the noise).

Thanks in advance!
November 20, 2013 12:48:16 PM

Save the money. Both have good reps.
never buy wd green or blue.
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a b G Storage
November 20, 2013 1:03:02 PM

how about WD Red? I've read reviews that state they're very quiet (being 5400rpm helps) and have a 3yr warranty. evidently they're as quiet (or even more quiet) than WD Greens.
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November 20, 2013 2:51:15 PM

WD Red was on top of my original list but I decided to go for 7200 RPM so it's really a battle between WD Black or Seagate Barracuda
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a b G Storage
November 20, 2013 3:03:58 PM

isn't going for 7200rpm drives the same as going against your main goal of keeping things quiet?

that's like saying my main goal is fuel efficiency, so I decided to go for a turbo V8 instead of a 4-cyl diesel, now all I gotta do is find the most fuel-efficient turbo v8 and I'm set!

(incidentally, I'm on my way to the local computer store to pick up a 2T WD Red, so...)
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November 20, 2013 3:37:56 PM

appreciate your comment, i should start searching for a 1200 rpm on e bay or sth haha

there are obviously places where things need to be compromised

i posted this thread in the hopes to get feedback from people who have used/know much about either WD black or Seagate barracuda or both. assumption there is that that i am looking for a 7200/64 HDD. as long as going from 5400 to 7200 doesn't force my neighbours to call the cop at night, i would still like to compare the two.
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November 20, 2013 7:25:45 PM

If you can get a 1TB black drive for only $20 more than a baracuda then go for the black. Theres a $30 price difference on Newegg
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