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Old 02-22-12, 09:08 AM   #1
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Default WD Blue vs Black

What's the difference in these drives from Western Digital, aside from the cache? I know the "Black" are the higher end drives, but is the cache the only difference?
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Old 02-22-12, 10:33 AM   #2
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I don't know the tech details but I have had not one problem with blue, black, or green WD drives. I've used quite a few.
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Old 02-22-12, 10:54 AM   #3
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Performance. The Black is optimized for performance at the expense of noise and power consumption, the blue is a general use drive, designed to be a good balance of performance, power consumption, and noise, and the green is designed to use as little power and make as little noise as possible at the expense of performance.
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Old 02-22-12, 11:59 AM   #4
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green are junk, blue and black should be ok.
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Old 02-22-12, 05:03 PM   #5
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avoid green at all costs!
WD green is PEOPLE!
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Old 02-24-12, 01:39 PM   #6
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I could be mistaken but the black series also sport dual controllers, firmware tuned for performance and a longer warranty. They are a better choice if you're going to use for the OS
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