10 Desktop 3.5 Hard Disk Comparison by WD vs. Seagate

Updated: June 9, 2019 / Home » Hardware and Gadgets Reviews

If you are into gaming or backing up large volume of data, having a fast desktop hard disk really makes a difference. Speed without capacity means nothing as you have to constantly swap hard disk during backup. This is where the dilemma comes in, is 7200rpm faster than 10,000rpm?

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WD vs Seagate Desktop 3.5 Hard Disk Comparison

As shown in the table below, the Seagate Barracuda outperformed the 10,000 rpm Western Digital VelociRaptor. Not to mention the capacity of the Seagate hard disk is 3TB. RPM is one of the many factors in speed, there are cache and build quality too.

 CapacityRPMR/WScore
(Higher Better)

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX

600 GB10,0006 Gbit/s547

Seagate Barracuda

3 TB72006 Gbit/s492

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS

300 GB10,0003 Gbit/s465

Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000

3 TB72006 Gbit/s436

Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS

2 TB72003 Gbit/s429

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS

2 TB72003 Gbit/s428

Seagate Barracuda XT

3 TB72006 Gbit/s419

Samsung Spinpoint F3R HD103SJ

1 TB72003 Gbit/s405

Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C

1 TB72003 Gbit/s400

Seagate Constellation ES

2 TB72003 Gbit/s391
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WD vs Seagate Desktop 3.5 Hard Disk Comparison

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8 Comments

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    microsoft [ Reply ]

    Segate or WD for external hard disk 1TB?

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    ZamZam [ Reply ]

    Which 3TB. WD Caviar Green or Seagate Barracuda is the fastest withh the largest cache?

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    gameboy [ Reply ]

    WD and Seagate would be the only 3.5” hard drive manufacturers… toshiba is too small and will have to either close shop or sell their HD division to either one of them.

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    Kevin Purdy [ Reply ]

    Which Internall HDD is better Seagate or WD? i need it for my server for 24/7

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    Harrison Weber [ Reply ]

    what is the 3.5 hard disk power consumption? and dimension?

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    peipei [ Reply ]

    Which would be better as a scratch disk?

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    i think WD is better for backup for its quality and reliability

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    peshal rai [ Reply ]

    WD is better for backup

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