Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (250gb) vs WD Caviar SE16 (250gb) Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Caviar Seagate Storage Last response: January 18, 2009 6:33 AM in Storage Share johndoe3344 July 13, 2008 4:26:08 AM I'm having trouble deciding which one I should get. I'm getting mixed benchmarks, for example: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hard-disks/average-r... says that the barracuda crushes the WD (79.8 to 50.5) whereas http://www.custompc.co.uk/labs/180129/western-digital-c... actually says that the WD is faster than the barracuda both in read/write speed and in real-life performance (they used loading a level in Crysis) Can someone explain this? Or am i missing some important detail in these benches? Also, I've been reading a lot of the reviews on newegg, and a lot of them said that the seagate drives were DOA or that it failed on them within 1 hour of use. So... which one should I pick? Thanks a lot. More about : seagate barracuda 7200 250gb caviar se16 250gb | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove cr3flo January 18, 2009 6:33:26 AM Someone answer the man. I am curious to know as well | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (250gb) vs WD Caviar SE16 (250gb)> Related ressources: ForumSeagate 320GB vs Western Digital 250GB Forum(1)150 10,000RPM WD Raptor VS (2) Seagate 7200.10 320s RAID 0 ForumWD Caviar Black vs Barracuda 7200.12 ForumSea Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS vs WD Caviar SE16 WD 5000AAKS ForumRecommended upgrade for Seagate 250GB Barracuda ?? ForumHDD noise problem ( seagate sata 250gb ) ForumSeagate Barracuda 7200.10 or 7200.11 (500gb) Pls Help and Vote ForumNew Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 drive faulty? ForumSEAGATE barracuda 1.5Tb / WESTERN digital Caviar 1.5Tb Forumwhich 250gb drives ForumSeagate and Western Digital Reliability ForumSeagate or WD ? ForumSeagate 7200.10 or 7200.9 ForumNew WD harddrives ForumWestern Digital or Seagate Barracuda ? ForumIDE to ACHI can't find Registry Entry OCZ Vertex 4 ForumRAID 0 w/ WD SE16, or VelociRaptor? ForumAcronis 11 or Seagate clone software better? ForumWindows not recognizing Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS ForumWD 640 GB w 16 Cache vs Seagate 500 w 32 Cache More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !