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Are all WD blue HDDs equal?

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1 minute ago, G9XFTW said:

Toshiba is cheaper and 7200RPM. Im tempted, although never used their stuff. I'll see if I can find it locally.
How does the 2TB Drive have such a massive cache?

 

That 2tb has a big cache cause its smr, all smr drives have a much bigger cache normally.

 

Id go for the toshiba, they make good drives. I have many toshiba drives myself with no issues.

The 1tb models, wether from 2013 or 2019/20 are they all built the same? are there any minor differences in quality? are certain models/ revisions better?

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are we talking hdds or ssds?

 

There have been many models over the years, what size are you looking at?

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10 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

are we talking hdds or ssds?

 

There have been many models over the years, what size are you looking at?

HDDs only. 2tb, but I see they only offer 5400RPM?!

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Just now, G9XFTW said:

HDDs only. 2tb, but I see they only offer 5400RPM?!

Yes, blue is business-class - ie, for desktop PCs running MS Office etc. If you want 7200rpm, you need to look at the "Black" range from WD.

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1 minute ago, G9XFTW said:

HDDs only. 2tb, but I see they only offer 5400RPM?!

well I think the new models are smr, while the older ones aren't, and there are 7200rpm and 5400rpm models. What exact skus are you looking at ?

 

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2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

well I think the new models are smr, while the older ones aren't, and there are 7200rpm and 5400rpm models. What exact skus are you looking at ?

 

"smr"? 
this 2TB SKU: WD20EZAZ (256MB) "what the?"

       1TB SKU:  WD10EZEX (64MB)

 

there is a TOSHIBA P300 DRIVE- 7200/ 2TB, that any good?

 

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Just now, G9XFTW said:

"smr"? 
this 2TB SKU: WD20EZAZ (256MB) "what the?"

       1TB SKU:  WD10EZEX (64MB)

 

there is a TOSHIBA P300 DRIVE- 7200/ 2TB, that any good?

 

Look up the ltt video on smr, but it shouldn't matter for a desktop use. 

 

Also look at the seagate barracudas, there all pretty simmilar, id just get the cheaper drive.

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20 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Look up the ltt video on smr, but it shouldn't matter for a desktop use. 

 

Also look at the seagate barracudas, there all pretty simmilar, id just get the cheaper drive.

Toshiba is cheaper and 7200RPM. Im tempted, although never used their stuff. I'll see if I can find it locally.
How does the 2TB Drive have such a massive cache?

 

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1 minute ago, G9XFTW said:

Toshiba is cheaper and 7200RPM. Im tempted, although never used their stuff. I'll see if I can find it locally.
How does the 2TB Drive have such a massive cache?

 

That 2tb has a big cache cause its smr, all smr drives have a much bigger cache normally.

 

Id go for the toshiba, they make good drives. I have many toshiba drives myself with no issues.

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3 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

That 2tb has a big cache cause its smr, all smr drives have a much bigger cache normally.

 

Id go for the toshiba, they make good drives. I have many toshiba drives myself with no issues.

I need for archiving and secondary OS stuff, so I guess it can't hurt.

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Either buy a WD Black or Blue SSD.

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5 minutes ago, MewMew said:

Either buy a WD Black or Blue SSD.

Budget bruh. Also black drives are not all that special in my experience. 

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11 hours ago, G9XFTW said:

Also black drives are not all that special

They can sometimes sound like coffee makers yes lol

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