Difference between these WD 1TB Black HDDs

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Edited by:"daudiamd"Found 21st Oct 2017
Hi

I can't see any difference between these two drives apart from form factor, its for my new desktop build and my case supports both, I'm guessing there's no disadvantage in using a 2.5" drive since its cheaper?

amazon.co.uk/Wes…5OC

amazon.co.uk/Bla…6FU

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The performance characteristics will be different since they'll be using different size/density/numbers of platters.

3.5" drives used to come out ahead in performance at 7200rpm but I haven't kept up with the designs in the last few years.

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Voltix2 h, 35 m ago

32MB Cache vs 64MB Cache


Nice one, thanks

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EndlessWaves2 h, 16 m ago

The performance characteristics will be different since they'll be using …The performance characteristics will be different since they'll be using different size/density/numbers of platters. 3.5" drives used to come out ahead in performance at 7200rpm but I haven't kept up with the designs in the last few years.


Thanks, 3.5" it is then...
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