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WD harddrive BLUE vs. BLACK ?

#1Ragdoll47Posted 8/20/2013 7:25:07 AM
I'm gonna order a 1TB hard drive from Western Digital. Should I get a Blue or Black drive?

What's the difference, is it worth the price difference, does affect performance of games/normal tasks for the desktop?
#2ChromaticAngelPosted 8/20/2013 7:25:35 AM
blue is less noisy than black but not as fast.
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#3Ragdoll47(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2013 7:28:37 AM
Not as fast with what?
#4CC RicersPosted 8/20/2013 7:31:07 AM
The blue one is slower than the black.

Blue is considered the "well rounded" version.
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#5gastamanPosted 8/20/2013 7:35:27 AM
Blue will do, Black is faster (you probably won't notice, though) and comes with a 5 year warranty rather than a 2 year warranty.
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#6Master_BassPosted 8/20/2013 7:37:18 AM
Ragdoll47 posted...
Not as fast with what?

Read speed and write speed.
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#7Orestes417Posted 8/20/2013 8:02:08 AM
I'd go black for the warranty
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#8Knighted DragonPosted 8/20/2013 8:13:42 AM
Get black. I got my black HDD back in April and love it. It's faster than blue and has a better warranty and lasts longer, if you can afford a black one there is no reason to not get it. I don't know where people get that about blacks being louder (racism!) but I've only heard mine like twice. In fact my entire computer is essentially silent even while running benchmarks or transfering gigs of files. I'm sitting a 55 db and can't hear a thing right now. Maybe I just have a better case than the people who think their HDD is too loud, but even with a 7970 Ghz and 3770k and WD Black I can't hear a thing through my Haf X
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#9BlutonicPosted 8/20/2013 8:29:10 AM
Once you go black, you never go back.
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#10Love_Me_SexyPosted 8/20/2013 8:34:37 AM
Blutonic posted...
Once you go black, you never go back.

On this one occasion. The saying doesn't make sense with much else.
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