Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Replacement hard drive.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Central NEW Mexico
    Posts
    807
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    14
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Replacement hard drive.

    My 750GB Caviar Black went sour on me (at least I was able to pull my data off of it, so that's a major sigh of relief), so I RMA'd it. Western Digital is sending me one of these as a replacement. A nice bump in space, but what I'd like to know is whether it would be worth it to ghost my windows install from my Spinpoint 2TB to it, or not.

    -Adam
    System 1: Core i5-4670K | Z97-Pro Gamer | RX480 GTR | 4*4GB PC3-17000 | 120GB EVO 850 | 2TB Caviar Black |2TB Spinpoint F4 | Raidmax Zeta | Corsair 550VX
    Portable Thingie: HP Pavillion G7-2320DX
    Be the census taker... I'm hungry.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    16,070
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    538
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    274
    Thanked in
    198 Posts

    Default

    Ooh.. Going from a Caviar Black to a Blue? I wouldn't care about the capacity being larger. I'd feel like WD was ripping me off!

    Spinpoint is still faster and quieter, though. Stick with it. Unless they were going to send you a Velociraptor, of course.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    İstanbul, Turkey
    Posts
    391
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Caviar Black drives also have 5 year warranty in most places including US; not here unfortunately
    (I lost one last year and couldn't get a new one as it was 26 months old). And your old drive
    probably had a 64MB cache (Your replacement has 32MB). No big deal but it's an inferior drive.
    As JG said keep using your Samsung.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Central NEW Mexico
    Posts
    807
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    14
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Nah, my old one was this model.

    -Adam
    System 1: Core i5-4670K | Z97-Pro Gamer | RX480 GTR | 4*4GB PC3-17000 | 120GB EVO 850 | 2TB Caviar Black |2TB Spinpoint F4 | Raidmax Zeta | Corsair 550VX
    Portable Thingie: HP Pavillion G7-2320DX
    Be the census taker... I'm hungry.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    16,070
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    538
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    274
    Thanked in
    198 Posts

    Default

    The Caviar Black is still the better drive.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Central NEW Mexico
    Posts
    807
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    14
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I emailed WD support about it. Hopefully they will offer to swap it out for something closer in performance to what I had originally purchased.

    -Adam
    System 1: Core i5-4670K | Z97-Pro Gamer | RX480 GTR | 4*4GB PC3-17000 | 120GB EVO 850 | 2TB Caviar Black |2TB Spinpoint F4 | Raidmax Zeta | Corsair 550VX
    Portable Thingie: HP Pavillion G7-2320DX
    Be the census taker... I'm hungry.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    380
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    10
    Thanked in
    8 Posts

    Default

    The Blue one may actually be faster... bigger data density and all that, maybe less platters compared to the black drive. Check reviews.

    Do you really think you'd notice a difference in performance? I'd doubt it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    WATERBURY, CT USA
    Posts
    545
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    The Blues now come with a much shorter warranty than the Blacks. Some people feel they are less reliable.
    In my limited experience Blues have been fine.
    The Greens have a bad reputation.
    Last edited by walterm; 08-12-2012 at 09:17 AM. Reason: line2

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    England
    Posts
    572
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    22
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by walterm View Post
    The Blues now come with a much shorter warranty than the Blacks. Some people feel they are less reliable.
    In my limited experience Blues have been fine.
    The Greens have a bad reputation.
    Greens have a bad reputation because people used them as main OS drives against WD's guidance, and they die quickly in that role. As a secondary data drive, which is allowed lots of time to spin down and spin up between uses, it's fine.
    Intel i7-2600k with an XSPC Raystorm water block, 4x4GB Corsair Dominator, SLi Evga-GTX560Ti-448 FTWs, Asrock Extreme4 Gen3, Crucial M4 256GB SSD, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, powered by a Silverstone Strider+ 850 PSU in a Silverstone TJ-07BW case.
    I'm not buying EK GPU blocks ever again. (One GPU killed)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    16,070
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    538
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    274
    Thanked in
    198 Posts

    Default

    Since this isn't your boot drive, you're not going to see a difference between the black and the blue. It just bugs me that they took the liberty to replace your black with a blue. At least it's not a green. ;-)

Similar Threads

  1. What is this piece I removed from my hard drive?
    By Confusedguy in forum Electronic Component Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-06-2018, 11:05 AM
  2. Hard drive recommendations.
    By Silk_the_Absent1 in forum General PC Hardware
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 04-18-2015, 04:40 PM
  3. 45 hard drive POD power
    By richr in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-07-2011, 01:40 PM
  4. hard drive advice
    By ianm2 in forum General PC Hardware
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-29-2008, 05:07 PM
  5. New hard drive.
    By Silk_the_Absent1 in forum General PC Hardware
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-27-2007, 04:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •