WD 750GB Black 7200RPM or 1TB Blue 5400RPM?

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  3. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because it was too expensive.
     
  4. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    i think you need to define "Better." what are YOUR needs? storage or speed? the 1TB drive obviously has a larger capacity, but the 750GB has a faster speed. (of course, neither will be as fast as your current SSD) i think the 'black' 750GB drive has a 5 year warranty, and the 'blue' 1TB drive is only 3 years.
     
  5. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    i dont think its as simple as sayign the 7200rpm drive is the quicker one. the 1 Tb drive obviously has higher density then the 750 Gb. I heard something like higher density increased the speed. can someone clarify how this works?? its a bit confusing i think :D
     
  6. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    a higher data density means the disc heads wont have to move as much to find the data block they are looking for. is it enough of a diference to overcome the speed of the smaller capacity drive? i dont have hard numbers on that, but i thought i saw that the 750GB black drive is a much nicer drive.
     
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    Your drive is a 3.5 these are laptop drives 2.5 and thus more expensive.
     
  9. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    show me how to install that into a MBP and I'll take 2! (hint: its a 3.5 drive and wont fit)
     
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    Anything can be done with a little duct tape....
     
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    Yeah it depends if you value the extra 250GB more than the speed. I personally would rather get the 750GB Black, well reviewed drive and it's fast due to its density as well.
     
  12. Genocyde macrumors member

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but the Scorpio black uses 2x 375 GB platters, while the Scorpio Blue uses 3x 333 GB platters. This should mean that the WD scorpio black not only has the advantage of higher RPM, but also higher density. Theres no way a blue is going to touch the black performance wise.
     
  13. ayeying macrumors 601

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    The 1TB is slow. I have 3 of those drives, used for external portable drives now though. When I had it installed as a boot drive, it was okay at first but it got slower and slower. Even RAID-0 both drives and some tasks took longer due to a very long start up time.

    I'm using Seagate's 750GB 7200RPM drive but it is so much faster then the Scorpio Blue 1TB.
     
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  15. TxdoHawk macrumors member

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    Black, definitely, unless you absolutely need the space. I encourage you to Google reviews if you need convincing, many benchmarks out there comparing Scorpio black and blue drives...the performance difference is significant.
     

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