Which One is Better? WD SE 16 Vs. RE 16

By rmdl51
Jun 28, 2007
  1. Hello! I'm planning to buy a WD HDD 500GB or Higher, But I Just find out a difference on the mode That I can't really figured it out.

    This one:
    It cost 109 has the same 7200rpm 16MB cache SATA 3.0 than this one

    And this last one cost 144 plus S&H

    My question is what's the difference between the SE and the RE Version?
    I see same speed same cache same interface, so are the $40 bucks worth it or the best deal is the first one for 109 with free shipping?

    The reviews says the SE is a little bit louder and I care a lot about the quietness of a HDD but so far all my HDD from WD are very quiet. So if any of you have some experiences you could share I would really appreciate your input. Thank you very much!
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    AFAIK RE models have 5 years of warranty.
  3. rmdl51

    rmdl51 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 244

    Thanks, I see the SE have only 3 years, so all I'll be paying the 40 extra is for 2 more years of warranty? besides that I can't find any other differences.
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