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Advice about a good HD to buy (1TB)

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Last response: in Storage
February 6, 2013 11:48:08 AM

Hi,i 'm looking for a HD to buy,i already have a SSD for the OS
I will manly use it for storage and to run multiple copy of the same game using a VM.
i heard that WD blue is good and reliable while WD Black is a bit better but also more noisy,what d you suggest?
I was more oriented to WD black due to have better performance but is the noise difference between black and blue so noticiable?

I'm open to all suggestions

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February 7, 2013 12:33:33 AM

7200 rpm blues are just as fast as blacks once your data outflows the extra cache that the black has. 8 or 16mb on the blue and 32 or 64 on the black usually (notice its MB and not GB) . The blacks have a much better warranty which is the bulk of the cost difference. Noise-wise they should be the same if the rpm's are the same.