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#1 2014-03-19 09:15:22

elmacho
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From: Davao City
Registered: 2013-07-11
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2.5" HDD vs 3.5" HDD

I've been thinking a good topic to discuss and this one come on my mind..
well, I have 2 different HDD drive one is 2.5" WD scorpio Black 250 gb @ 16mb
cache @ 7200rpm and the other one is 3.5" 500gb WD carviar blue same 16mb cache
@7200rpm, which one will perform better performance when it comes to gaming,
video editing, and Rendering?


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2014-03-19 09:15:22

dremel
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Re: 2.5" HDD vs 3.5" HDD



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#2 2014-03-19 11:55:09

shamrage
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From: Sitio Pajo, Brgy Napnud
Registered: 2007-06-26
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Re: 2.5" HDD vs 3.5" HDD

First of all the best western Digital for high performance gaming and video rendering is the WD VelociRaptor smile Here's some info from WD tech specs:

WD Caviar Blue
   - Performance and reliability for everyday computing
   - Ideal for office and home computers

WD Scorpio Black
   - Desktop Class performance
   - High performance drive for power computing notebooks
   - High end portable device

Based on the reviews I've read the 2.5 Scorpio Black excels in mobile HDD andwhile caviar blue is not in the top charts in desktop HDD. In my opinion since WD claiming that Scorpio black is desktop class performance. I can say that WD Scorpio is better than caviar blue.

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#3 2014-03-19 14:21:37

elmacho
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Re: 2.5" HDD vs 3.5" HDD

but, is it advice-sable to use a 2.5" HDD rather than 3.5"hdd for desktop? 3.5" HDD is too bulky for a ITX build.

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#4 2014-03-19 21:27:40

shamrage
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Re: 2.5" HDD vs 3.5" HDD

yes. WD scorpio black is 2.5 right? smile aside from 2.5 is being smaller its also low power, low noise and low heat too... If you opt for better performance you can also consider SSD's.

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#5 2014-03-19 22:18:26

doki
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Re: 2.5" HDD vs 3.5" HDD

Here's the Western Digital HDD specs sheet. This will help you compare all WD HDD products smile

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/F … 701024.pdf

If your building for ITX High performance PC. You should consider SSD drive just like shamrage say smile I've build ITX systems in the past and I used WD scorpio blue/black, and Seagate Momentus and corsair neutron SSD's. Non of the WD HDD's I tried beat the SSD cool


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#6 2014-03-19 23:52:44

elmacho
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Re: 2.5" HDD vs 3.5" HDD

Wow! thanks guys!!

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#7 2014-03-19 23:55:50

doki
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Re: 2.5" HDD vs 3.5" HDD

no problem wink


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