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Old WD caviar black1002FAEX vs newer WD Blue 10EZEX

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April 14, 2014 11:03:25 PM

I currently own a caviar black 1002FAEX and a Blue 10EZEX (all 1 tb). The blue is a newer model but the caviar black is said to give better performance when gaming, i was just wondering which would be the better choice to pair up with a ssd boot drive

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April 15, 2014 1:00:09 PM

Here is the spec sheet for the Black:
And for the Blue:

As you can see, the Blue has the faster transfer rate (150 MB/s vs 126 MB/s) but the Black has the better warranty. Performance will be ever so slightly faster with the Blue, but the Black should be more reliable.