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  1. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    You don't want to put games on a WD "green" (It's slow). No brainer, get the Seagate.
     
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    Dave does it, with no problems. He has his whole Steam library on one I am pretty sure.

    But okay
     
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    i do it :eek:
    i have a green one only :(

    is that why its so pooed now? crystal disk is giving me caution on he replaced sector error count.
     
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    I didn't say it doesn't work. You list two HDD's and ask a question. If you feel you already know the answer, by all means get the slower drive. As someone who once owned a WD Green, I would never again.

    Here, read a review: http://www.storagereview.com/western_digital_caviar_green_2tb_review_wd20ears
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    No, I have a Seagate Green 5900 RPM 64 MB cache, 2 TB HDD with my STEAM backup on it. It works fine, up to 160 MB/s, but that's only for the beginning of the drive, the end is about 60 MB/s. My main STEAM drive is 2 TB 7200 RPM Seagate.


    I also have WD GREEN 1TB, and it's 8096 block size makes it pretty slow, but it's fine for audio and video playback, just slow for writes, compared to eh 1 TB Seagate Barracuda I have.

    Take the Seagate.
     
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    I dont really like WD so lets start out with that. I did some testing on the WD Green Intellipower drives. They are variable speed and incredibly fast for a green drive. The 1Tb I tested was faster then a WD 500Gb Black Drive (of course it was older) I was getting speeds from 120Mb to 160Mb
     
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    Okay, Seagate it is.
     
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    Newegg has been having sales on those drives. I think the last sale price was under $85.
     
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    I have a Green one. It works fine but yes a bit slow than the Seagates. However, I Seagate drives have a greater failure rate than WD. I am using the WD listed on my spec for more than 2 years and still today it has got no bad sector or any other errors.
     

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