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WD Black vs Seagate Barracuda

My new build will have 500gb NvMe but I want to have 2TB HDD for my games. I keep getting opinions on these drives as the best. Which of the 2 would be better to hold my games?

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gonna assume you mean 2TB not 2GB :)

 

but really, the better choice between the two is whichever is priced better in your area.

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Just now, tzxazrael said:

gonna assume you mean 2TB not 2GB :)

 

but really, the better choice between the two is whichever is priced better in your area.

Thanks I changed it.

 

the barracuda is half the price of the WD black but I wasn't sure if the WD black gave me more value.

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WD Black is supposed to be really nice, fast for an HDD, and dependable, but a bit on the loud side. The Barracuda is also all of those though (except loud), I have 2 of the 2TB ones rn, and another in a rig I gave away, I've had 3 or 4 total and never had issues with them. I'd just go with the Barracuda. 

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Been using Seagate Barracuda all my life to no disappointment.

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Get whatever is cheaper honestly. Though out of all the WD and Seagate drives I've had the Seagates have always outlasted the WD ones regardless of how old they are.

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At this point, the Barracuda. It's newer, has a lower price, and performs about the same across the spectrum.

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Buy the Seagate Barracuda and save yourself $60. The WD Blacks are a relic of a time where you needed a "HIGH PERFORMANCE" HDD because SSDs didn't exist or were too expensive.

You could buy the 2TB Seagate Barracuda and a 250GB Samsung 860 evo for $108 - less than the cost of the WD Black 2TB.

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