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Old 04-20-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
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Default Western digital caviar green 1tb or seagate barracuda 1tb ?

Hey guys,
am doing a build in a few days, just still tossing up between a 1tb WD Caviar Green and a 1tb Seagate Barracuda.
The WD only spins at 5400rpm, but has a 64mb cache, but in comparison, the Seagate spins at 7200rpm, with only a 32mb cache.
Should i go for the higher spin rate or larger cache?

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Larger cache.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:35 AM   #3
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But, I do prefer sea gate, that's what I use
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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never had a seagate before, just a WD, have you ever had problems with the seagate ?
im leaning towards the WD though cause the large cache. thanks for the help mate.
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I have both drives. Even though the WD has a larger cache I notice no difference in speed/performance between the two. Get whichever one is cheaper.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:49 AM   #6
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well they're both the same price, but i think im going to go with the WD, better experiences with it !
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Default Re: Western digital caviar green 1tb or seagate barracuda 1tb ?

I would also recommend Seagate, I use them, and very reliable. Also has a higher spin rate which i think is one of the most important things, 32 isnt a bad cache to begin with either.
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its a shame that i've ordered the WD already, but I'm sure itll be fine, receiving it tomorrow!
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