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WD caviar blue vs WD caviar black, will it make a big difference? (Gaming)

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May 26, 2014 3:32:59 PM

Hello, I am currently in the process of building a budget gaming pc. I want to know if I use a blue WD hdd will it make a big difference from the black? I will be primarily gaming and will also edit videos. I do like to save money as much as the next guy, I found this
WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
for $60 and
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD1001FALS
for $70

So, is it worth the extra $10 for the black? Will it be significantly faster than blue?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2014 3:40:02 PM

Yes ! WD Caviar black is much better than the WD Blue.
WD Black has more platters and spins at 7200rpm where WD Blue has less platters and spins at 7200rpm so at storing the data,
there will not be much noticable difference between those two HDD's but while playing games or running other application,
WD Black will work faster than WD Blue.
Go for WD Black , spend some extra money and get better stuff.
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May 26, 2014 3:46:37 PM

Umm, if the black has more platters at the same total capacity than the blue, then the blue has higher areal density, which usually translates to higher sequential performance. I'd go with a re-labelled Caviar Black from goharddrive dot com , or on Ebay.

Don't buy a blue because you want the fastest possible as a system drive. At the 1TB capacity blue has 32MB cache, Black has 64MB.

But a hybrid drive may be better as your system drive.
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May 26, 2014 7:23:25 PM

the blue 1tb has 64mb cache, check newegg or amazon.

honestly I'd save money with the blue, it'll be just as good unless you want the longer warranty, my bro's black hdd died and to ship it back would cost the same as buying a new hdd and WD is just gonna send you a crap refurbed drive anyway and we all know how quickly those die.

To ship it back they wanted me to pay for insured shipping, fancy shipping material including bubble wrap and these things to suspend the drive in mid-air..... too much trouble, told em no thx and I'll get a different HDD.

I've never had a HDD die on me personally, from seagate to samsung to toshiba. They say the new blue is single platter 1tb so it'll actually be faster than the WD Black HDD

usually when I look blue 1tb have always been 60 bucks, and the black 1tb is 80 bucks right now on amazon

I thought it was ironic the only hdd to ever die in personal experience was this WD Black 1tb hdd which is supposed to be touted as the best, and yet it dies....laughable.
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