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Which should i buy?Western Digital blue vs Seagate barracuda

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I want to buy a 1 TB hdd. I saw that Western Digital Blue and Seagate Barracuda both are at same price. which 1TB hdd should i buy?

Please help.

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Seagate. 

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Barracuda! 

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11 minutes ago, Hiten Das said:

I want to buy a 1 TB hdd. I saw that Western Digital Blue and Seagate Barracuda both are at same price. which 1TB hdd should i buy?

Please help.

 

10 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Seagate. 

 

8 minutes ago, Ben Quigley said:

Barracuda! 

Western Digital Blue!

 

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32 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Seagate. 

Can you explain why? 

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30 minutes ago, Ben Quigley said:

Barracuda! 

Can you explain why? 

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30 minutes ago, Ben Quigley said:

Barracuda! 

Can you explain why? 

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2 minutes ago, Hiten Das said:

Can you explain why? 

Ive been using Seagate drives for the last 10 or so years without any drive failures. Have had very good experiences with them personally. 

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2 minutes ago, Hiten Das said:

Can you explain why? 

WD used to be Maxxor and that was a terrible company. You'd buy a HDD and it would fail in 6 months. Then RMA would take a year. That RMAd drive would fail too.

Seagate produces good hard drives. I had Seagate Barracuda since 2014 and that HDD still works like new.

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3 minutes ago, Hiten Das said:

Can you explain why? 

Simple, WD blues can come in two different speeds, baracudas are all the same and reliable. Also where I'm at the baracudas are a little cheaper. 

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Both are reliable and a good choice. 

 

The Barracudas are 7200RPM and the Blues are mostly 5600RPM. This would make the Barracuda a bit better for desktop use, but if you're putting it into a NAS or have lots of other HDDs, the lower RPM of the Blue can actually be a good thing. 

 

I'd say go for whichever is cheaper, if it's for normal desktop use. 

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