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

But okay
 

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

But okay
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.