Solved Western Digital Blue vs Black Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Computer Gaming Storage Last response: July 23, 2012 4:49 PM in Storage Share Hell_Ninja July 23, 2012 3:35:21 PM I'm looking at Western Digital Hard drives and Im building a gaming computer. 1. Difference between Caviar Blue and Black 2. Worth the extra $20? More about : western digital blue black Hawkeye22 a b 4 Gaming a c 385 G Storage July 23, 2012 3:39:34 PM Black has a longer warranty (5 yrs. instead of 3) and has a slight performance gain over blue. m 0 l Hell_Ninja July 23, 2012 3:44:31 PM But Do you really think its worth $20 more? m 0 l Related resources Western digital blue vs. black gaming - Forum Western Digital Caviar Black VS Blue - Forum Western Digital Blue 1TB vs Western Digital Black 1TB (mainly noise concern) - Forum Western Digital (Blue vs Green vs Black) - Forum Western Digital Black vs. Blue Harddrive Test - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Hawkeye22 a b 4 Gaming a c 385 G Storage July 23, 2012 3:50:47 PM For the extra 2 years of warranty, yes. I use black edition in all gaming computers. For stuff like web surfing and checking email, blue is fine. In the end, it's your money, so pick whichever is economically correct for your situation. If you give this post some time, I'm sure others may comment. Share eXistenZ July 23, 2012 4:49:58 PM If you think of the question as a comparison between a WDBlack and another (1tb) drive that is $20 less, you have a lot more choices, some of which may be better for you than the WDBlue. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWestern Digital Black or Blue? Forum SolvedWestern Digital Caviar Black 1TB or Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Forum Western Digital Blue or Black? Forum Solvedseagate barracuda VS western digital caviar blue Forum SolvedWestern Digital Green vs Blue? Forum SolvedWestern Digital Black 4TB 7200RPM 64MB Sata III 3.5 vs SEAGATE HYBRID 4TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA III 3.5 8GB FLASH Forum Western Digital Black, green, blue or SSHD? Forum SolvedSeagate Barracuda vs Western Digital Blue Forum Solvedseagate barracuda 1tb 7200RPM VS western digital caviar blue 1tb 7200RPM Forum SolvedWestern Digital Green 2TB vs. Black 1TB vs Seagate Barracuda 2TB Forum Difference between Western Digital Scorpio Blue and black Forum Western Digital Caviar Blue vs Seagate Barracuda Forum Seagate Barracuda vs Western Digital Caviar Blue Forum Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s or Black Forum SolvedSeagate 1TB Barracuda vs Western Digital Caviar Blue Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !