WD Black 2TB vs Seagate 2TB
currently ncix has a sale on both, $159.99 for the WD black, and $99 for the seagate.
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 64MB Cache 7200RPM 3.5IN SATA Internal Hard Drive OEM - Western Digital WD - WD2002FAEX
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - Seagate - ST2000DM001
Am I missing something? What does the WD black have over the Seagate model?
This is going to be used as an application drive & possibly a second drive for capturing HD video via my blackmagic design card, I'll have an SSD for the OS.
WD has a 5 year warranty, Seagate has a 1 year warranty. The Seagate will be a bit faster due to it's areal density.
I had a very similar thread going. Basically my 500gb seagate just died after about 3.5 years. I was looking for a 1tb to replace it. In the end it was mixed views and opinions on which to go with (was 69.99 for seagate or 94.99 for WD black). In the end I decided to go with the 5 year warranty over the seagates 1...really its your call if the extra money is worth the warranty as performance is similar.
As said above, performance is close but the seagate is a lil bit faster..
The WD Blacks have the warranty and having used 5 myself (2 still in this rig) and built with about 7 - 10 others I've never had even a slight problem with them and they are my go-to drive unless stuck for budget.
I'm currently building with a seagate in my brothers rig for that very reason.. it's a bit of a risk especially with the 1 year warranty..
For me it comes down to budget.. if you can afford the WD I'd go for that..
Had tons of fails with WD's last couple of years. Just sayin'.
No problems with mine. Bought 3 years ago I believe.
I'd go for the Seagate as benchmarks show it's significantly faster.
I would buy whatever is cheapest considering there is only two major contender now with very similar product quality. I would almost consider hard drives to be consumable meaning once they die, most people will replace them rather than doing the warranty.
I do the RMAs on every HD that has ever failed anywhere even close to me.....
$12 for a new HD isn't bad. Always a use for another HD
The last two systems I just built have Seagate's and they have been rock solid in my experience.
I'll take the warranty of the WD over a Seagate anyday.
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