Hi guys, i want to buy a
1tb hard disk for my
rig.Its gonna be my
primary drive.First i was
buying WD caviar green
1tb because it was cheap,
but after reading lot of
reviews i am thinking of
getting either WD caviar
blue wd10ezex or
give 1 year warranty
whereas WD give 2years
MY pc motherboard is DH61BF AND IT HAS A 4 SATA 3 GB/ps
New hdd is 6 Gb.ps
PLEASE TELL ME NEW HDD 6.0gbps is running fast on my pc or slow and
I orderd a WD 1TB BLUE WD10EZEX HARD DISK IS THIS BETTER hdd and
me which hard disk is
why ? Thanks
These mechanical drive have read speeds up to 150 MB/s. SATA 3Gbit/s can transfer up to 300 MB/s (each Byte of data transferred requires 10 bits of data to be sent including encoding). There will be no performance difference between SATA 3 Gb/s and SATA 6 Gb/s.
The Seagate Barracuda has performance similar to the Western Digital Caviar Black. These are faster than the Western Digital Caviar Blue. The Caviar Blacks are expensive, so I would recommend the Seagate Barracuda.
green drives are meant for mass storage not primary boot drives, 5400rpm makes then decidedly slow at data retrieval which means games like rage and cod would crumple to a snales pace with extreme texture pop. as they both stream there textures from the hdd while you play.(helps reduce overall load times).
blue drives are user drives, perfectly decent for things like home raid 0/1/5configs although there expected lifespan is a little shorter than black or reds
in reality there seems to be no difference in life expectancy bt still its only a 2 year warranty compared to typically 3 for red and black drives.
i would add if you can, buy your drives locally and pick them up yourself as every dive i have bough and had delivered lasted all of 6 months. the 1s i went and sourced locally are still working up to 5+ years later.
the reason i attribute to this, is theres about half a dozen more people handling the drive when its shipped to you and each is a potential for a handling error. buy from the shop and they arrive on mass on a pallet and only 1-2 people will handle the drive so much less chance of something being dropped.