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January 9, 2014 7:31:47 PM

When looking at Seagate internal hard drives, I noticed they had Black Edition, Barracuda, etc. Western Digital also had this with Red, Black, etc. What's the difference between all of these versions?
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January 9, 2014 7:36:53 PM

I don't recall Seagate having a black edition hdd, they do have barracuda, which is the drive for desktops and runs at 7200 rpm.
They also have Constellation that's for enterprise.
WD has Black which also run at 7200 rpm but has a 5 year warranty and cost more than the Barracuda.
WD Red is for NAS, Blue is mainstream also have 7200 rpm, but 2 or 3 year warranty. Green is for Storage and runs at a slower unspecified rpm.
Black is way too expensive, grab a Seagate Barracuda or WD blue drive for storage.
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January 9, 2014 7:46:45 PM

Jhact said:
When looking at Seagate internal hard drives, I noticed they had Black Edition, Barracuda, etc. Western Digital also had this with Red, Black, etc. What's the difference between all of these versions?


Dont hesitate too much . You are not deciding between ssd and hdd . Get a good Seagate and everything is fine .
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...
if you want noticable boost of speed , get ssd Samsung 840 EVO
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January 9, 2014 9:25:10 PM

Do you often play games? I have been suing a WD black one for more than 5 years. It works really smoothly as I am playing games.
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January 10, 2014 1:00:59 PM

Thanks for the replies! So there isn't a ton of difference in between versions except for speed and price?
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a b G Storage
January 10, 2014 1:05:21 PM

Yep, just grab one that is 7200 rpm and doesn't cost a arm and a leg. Whatever you do for WD's don't get AV drives, they're used for something else.
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