2TB Challenge: Western Digital or Seagate? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Performance Storage Last response: April 24, 2009 2:24 PM in Storage Share Username2324 April 24, 2009 3:39:37 AM So now that I got my 1TB drive working, it has filled up pretty fast, and I'm thinking it'll probably be full in a matter of a couple of months. I was looking into picking up another TB drive, but when I was running 2 500's they were pretty hot, and I am fairly sure one of my SATA ports isn't functioning properly. So I decided to look into drives with higher capacities (2TB), and came across a couple choices: Western Digital http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=576 Seagate http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/desktops/barr... 1.5TB http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/desktops/barr... So I am basically looking for the best performance : price ratio. I took a look at the hard drive charts here and didn't really understand them, but it appears as if Seagate has better performance. Neither site posts actual performance specs so I came looking for some professional opinions. More about : 2tb challenge western digital seagate r_manic a b G Storage April 24, 2009 8:52:01 AM This thread reports problems with the 7200.11 Barracudas. I'd be more comfortable going for the WDs. jsc a b G Storage April 24, 2009 9:48:37 AM The problems were supposed to be fixed with the .12 Barracudas. But for now, I am more comfortable with the WD's. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer photonboy a b G Storage April 24, 2009 2:24:26 PM Hard to answer since the Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB isn' out yet and thus no pricing. I'd imagine either drive would be great. The specs are nearly identical so barring some unexpected issue popping up I'm going with the cheaper version. The WD 2TB is currently too expensive so hopefully the Seagate will bring in some competition. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCompare western digital and seagate hard drives ForumWestern Digital or Seagate Barracuda? ForumSeagate Barracuda 3TB vs. Western Digital 3TB? ForumSeagate and Western Digital Reliability Forum7200 rpm Seagate vs western digital "green" (1TB) ForumThis thread ForumA Challenge (College Gaming Computer) ForumWD 2TB vs. Seagate 2TB ForumSeagate Barracuda 2TB STBD2000101 or WD Caviar Black 1TB WDBAAZ0010HN ForumShould i upgrade from 500 GB Seagate to 2TB WD ForumWestern digital external hdd instead of 1tb showing 2tb in diskmanager ForumWestern Digital 2TB WD2002FAEX ForumWestern Digital Caviar Black Temp Forum2TB Western Digital vs Hatachi Forum2tb western digital external hard drive does not show in computer ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumHP or Dell Servers with WD or Seagate HD's Forum2TB hard drive ForumHelp with new Seagate Momentus ST9320421AS ForumSeagate Drives More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !