When it comes to value, the Western Digital Scorpio Black has the highest price, but it also has the best performance and best warranty at 5 years. The Scorpio Black goes for $110 on Newegg right now while the Seagate Momentus goes for $99. Both are currently showing a price drop of $10. The Momentus, though, does not really sit much behind the Scorpio Black and considering that it's about 10% less, the general 10% less performance isn’t necessarily much of a pitfall. The only thing is that the Momentus only comes with a 3 year warranty, which also means you lose some warranty as well as performance for a cheaper drive. So, in reality, neither of the drives is necessarily a bad value and to be honest, both drives are a pretty good deal. The only thing you need to weigh is whether or not the extra $10 is worth the extra warranty and performance; we would be inclined to agree.Conclusion
In conclusion, we would like to state that both drives performed extremely well, but that the Western Digital Scorpio Black outshined the competition. If performance is your number one goal, then the Scorpio Black is our number one recommendation. If you’re on a little more of a budget then the Seagate Momentus is still a great drive as well, based on our performance and value assessments we would still have to crown the Western Digital Scorpio Black the winner.
Based on our findings, we chose to award the Western Digital Scorpio Black Editor’s Choice for Prosumer/Enthusiast:
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