WD shows faster Black series HDDs

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Western Digital updated its Black HDD series. The new disks have 800GB platters as the previous models, as well as the same 7200RPM spin rate. WD brings in more performance though, the 4TB model for i...

    WD shows faster Black series HDDs
     
  2. SapphireLynx

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    my seagate 3 tb i bought a year during black friday for $89 gets a sustained 160+, only 10 shy of what this is reporting, :)
     
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    Yes and Seagate can do it for a lot less cost money wise.
     
  4. Andrew LB

    Andrew LB Master Guru

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    And look how horrible the reviews are at Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844

    When it comes to keeping important data safe, pinching pennies is never a good idea. I've been a tech for almost 20 years and have replaced hundreds of hard drives, and after seeing first hand the failure rates, I only use Western Digital drives in my personal computers.
     

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    ManofGod Maha Guru

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    Newegg reviews of harddrives are essentially invalid to me. Tell me, can you or anyone sift through that mess and tell us which ones were manufacturer failure or poor newegg shipping? (Seems most issues are poor newegg shipping.)
     
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    Hhehe just bought this pupy yesterday on amazon.
    5 year worranty, 64bit and 4 TB can't go wrong.
     
  7. ManofGod

    ManofGod Maha Guru

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    Nice but, a little out of my budget. (Just bought a new 50 inch Sony LED LCD TV for $600. :) )
     
  8. snip3r_3

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    I've had a number of Seagates (1 300GB, 1 1TB) AND WDs (2 1TB Blacks) to fail. Its really up to your luck of the draw. WD does have better warranty, but keep in mind you typically get refurbished parts from either company.

    Shipping is also probably one of the most important factors, you should see how UPS/Fedex delivers boxes. My general personal observation is that hard drives either fail within the first and second months or only after several years of usage (if you don't physically damage it). I also run a RAID 1 setup to store important files, everything else can go on a RAID 0 or just on one disk.
     
  9. -Tj-

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    how much was it, how much is lets say 2TB? :)
     
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    This. Never had a WD drive fail on me. I have WD drives from 15 years ago that still work.
     

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    800GB platters? Ugh. WD, I am disappoint.
     
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    I've had good and bad with so many brands that I'm starting to think the batches used in pre-built systems are worser then aftermarket parts.

    From any brand tbh.
     
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    I'm very much liking my 3TB Toshiba's.
     
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    It may by a few seconds, but nothing major. If you want a large (noticeable) change you'll need a SSD. Game loading is typically comprised of multiple smaller files, which HDDs are much slower at than sequential reading.
     

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    Thank you for your reply.
     
  17. miffywiffy

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    WD HDDs always fail so quickly, they are ****.
     
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    Had 2 seagate drives fail in the same week recently. They are under warranty but that does not help my data any. WD drives I have are still going strong
     
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    No WD failures for me in last 10 years, only one 20gb drive failed some 12 years ago.

    Component return rates survey for 2012.

    - Western 1.48% (against 1.63%)
    - Samsung 1.65% (against 1.23%)
    - Seagate 1.70% (against 1.89%)
    - Hitachi 3.77% (against 3.95%)

    Re fastest HDs I believe are the Seagate 1tb (DM003) and WD blue 1tb due to their high density single platters. Not sure if the 2tb blacks are dual single platters or not, if 3 (x666gb) they will be slower. Blacks are no longer the performance champs of old, they just have better warranty.
     
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    Ive never had a Maxtor or WD fail on me yet and i still have some maxtor low capacity drives going from 12 years ago. I had a 3TB Seagate fail on me within 3 months on owning it. I got it rma'd but i wont be buying Seagate again tbh. Ill stick with what i know regarding good experiences.
     

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