/ Sign-up
Your question

WD HDD vs SDD in speed

  • Western Digital
  • Hard Drives
  • Samsung
  • Storage
  • Product
Last response: in Storage
October 7, 2012 2:44:14 PM

is it worth buying a Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM HDD with 6gb/s ( AND a SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB ( in terms of speed, would the HDD match up with the SDD? If it does, i'd rather not spend the extra $90 and just go with the HDD. Thanks

More about : hdd sdd speed

Best solution

October 7, 2012 3:31:14 PM

Hard drive won't come close to the SSD. Without a benchmark on those two selections it's hard to give you a number, but the SSD will be 10 times faster. For what I do an SSD is exactly what I need. And data hungry application does benefit from an SSD
October 7, 2012 3:33:26 PM

Best answer selected by akirb.
October 9, 2012 1:35:28 AM

While that blue drive has good sequential speeds (150 MB/s on average), the average seek time is 20 ms. The seek time of an SSD is less than 1 ms, typically 0.1 to 0.5.

I use that blue to back up my ssd, because backups are streaming sequential access, not random.