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 Reply to Hell_Ninja Hawkeye22 a b 4 Gaming a c 286 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. Reply to Hawkeye22 Hell_Ninja July 23, 2012 3:44:31 PM But Do you really think its worth $20 more? Reply to Hell_Ninja Related resources Western Digital Black vs . Blue Harddrive Test - Forum Western Digital ( Blue vs Green vs Black ) - Forum Western Digital Caviar Black - Forum Western Digital Caviar Black which one? - Forum Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s or Black - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Hawkeye22 a b 4 Gaming a c 286 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. Reply to Hawkeye22 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. Reply to eXistenZ Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumWestern Digital Caviar - Black Blue Green ForumWestern Digital Black vs Red ForumWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Vs Seagate Barracuda 1TB ForumSeagate and Western Digital Reliability ForumWestern Digital Caviar Black VS Samsung Spinpoint F3 ForumWD Blue vs . Black ForumWestern Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS vs WD1001FALS ForumWestern Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS vs Seagate Barracuda ST3100052 Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumHi my hard drive not opprate what i do because i connect this hard drive my ha ForumBlue screen problem ForumWindows Blue Screen Errors Forum[Solved] Western or seageat Forum[Solved] Is the caviar blue as bad as every one says it is? ForumWestern Digital Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s or Black More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !