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Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb vs Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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July 6, 2012 3:14:16 AM



Which one is better?, The difference in storage capacity does not matter at all to me, the WD costs $ 92 dollars while the seagate costs 120 in my country .

I want to replace my seagate 375 gb (400):

I want to replace it because I am sure my hard drive is the cause of the low performance I get in some games like Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction, Crysis 1 and Battlefield 3.

According to a program called CrystalDiskInfo, the status of my hard drive is "caution".

My seagate makes the same noise of a damaged seagate HDD shown in this video in the minute 1:47, my HDD doesn't make any click noise.

My pc:
Q83002.5 ghz Core 2 Quad
MSI GTX 550 OC edition you
4 gb ram ddr2 800
ecs g31tm7
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550 W
1280x1024 maximum resolution

On Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction maxed out, when Im in an enclosed area or just looking at a small space, the usage of my my card (according to MSI Afterbunner) is between 75-87% and I get between 38 fps and 45 but when I'm in an open area the use of my card drop to 43-54%, my fps drops to 16-23. I have the exact same problem with crysis 1 at 1280x1024 aa off, on high or very high.

In Battlefield 3, on team deathmatch there are times when I get 38-41 average fps (the usage of the vcard is 92-98%) and suddenly my fps drops to 25-29 (the usage of the vcard drops to 67% ).
July 8, 2012 4:15:55 PM

Nobody?, really? :( 
a b G Storage
July 8, 2012 4:48:15 PM

if storage capacity doesnt matter, I would suggest getting 120G SSD instead which can be had for between $65-100 USD depending on model.
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July 8, 2012 5:38:40 PM

What I meant with storage capacity doesnt matter was that I didnt care about the 500 gb difference between the seagate hdd and the WD HDD, if is over 400 gb is great.

I just can buy the HDDs listed above.
a b G Storage
July 8, 2012 5:45:56 PM

then get the 1 TB drive.