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1tb Seagate vs WD

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March 5, 2012 2:52:44 AM

Going to be getting a 1tb drive to go with my 60gb ssd, and am going to choose between these two drives. Price difference doesn't bother me.

WD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which is more reliable? Which is faster? Which is overall better to buy?

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March 5, 2012 3:17:09 AM

budget would be around $150 and purpose would be for storage(dvd, music, games, etc.) that wont fit on the ssd
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March 5, 2012 3:22:50 AM

The WD then. I don't trust Seagates for I've seen too many of them fail.
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March 5, 2012 3:47:13 AM

which is cheaper??
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March 5, 2012 6:51:23 AM

Well, after the OS and a game or 2 the rest of everything will have to go on a HDD.
I have several WD HDD's and only a single Seagate 1TB. The Seagate 1TB compared to the WD1TB, both SATA II, both 32MB cache. Seagate is quite a bit slower than the WD but if you look at an HDTune graph it's really spiky downward. I get 66MB/sec avg. on Seagate and 110Mb/sec on the WD because it doesn't spike nearly as bad.
Out of 6 WD HDD's, never had a failure, bad sectors, clicking noise or toe jam.
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