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Need help choosing between 2 HDD by WD

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I have 2 hdd's lying around that i want to add to my rig for data storage

Speed is more relevant to me than capacity

These are the options;
WD5000AAKX (500gb wd caviar blue)
WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 (1tb black)

i have tried to find some info online but it was not that clear to me, so if you guys can clarify this one for me, would be great
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    I'd use the WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 because it's a better drive, but you'd need to run benchmarks to notice it's faster than the Caviar Blue. http://www.hardinfo-benchmark.com/hdd/65/wdc-wd5000aakx-003ca0-hdd-performance-review
  2. Thanks for the quick response, nice to see that the biggest capacity one is also the fastest (albeit on paper)
  3. If this is a desktop, why not both?
  4. i have no need for that amount of data storage, i already have a 500gb ssd in there
    Also i am giving away the "weakest" hdd to a friend
  5. Quanticriver said:
    i have no need for that amount of data storage, i already have a 500gb ssd in there
    Also i am giving away the "weakest" hdd to a friend


    OK then, yes.
    Give him the 500GB WD Blue.
  6. I also have another question when it comes to that friend :p
    Here you can see how deep the rabbithole goes

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3641501/win-migration.html
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