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Well in terms of just drives no cloud since internet here is really horrible!

Let's put the Green's in the pictures again.

So it would go like...

WD RED
WD Black
WD Blue
WD Green

although can be used as a singlular drive, RED's are good for consumer RAID enviroments as well as WDC RE4's tho RE4's are also good for enterprise RAID configs too.

Well... Why do i buy Green Drives then?
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No data is safe unless it exists in several places at once. wink.gif

RAID1, Cloud Storage, and/or disk imaging is the only sure way to keep it safe. thumb.gif
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Well... Why do i buy Green Drives then?

Green drives are for low power setups. They are not designed to be the fastest, but have good power-saving options, I guess. Also low-cost easily accessible storage.
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No data is safe unless it exists in several places at once. wink.gif

RAID1, Cloud Storage, and/or disk imaging is the only sure way to keep it safe. thumb.gif
And this.
 
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What is safer for Data Storage? Not for boot or gaming. Just storage.

WDC Blue or WDC Black? Green out of the question right now.

Neither are safe.

The Blacks may have a marginally better life expectancy.
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I thought the MTBF for the Greens are better than the other? (Other than the RED)
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Well in terms of just drives no cloud since internet here is really horrible!

Let's put the Green's in the pictures again.

So it would go like...

WD RED
WD Black
WD Blue
WD Green

although can be used as a singlular drive, RED's are good for consumer RAID enviroments as well as WDC RE4's tho RE4's are also good for enterprise RAID configs too.

Well... Why do i buy Green Drives then?

good value for money i guess. THB i have never tried them nor do i plan too. i would like to tryout RED's and the 1TB platter blue drives tho.
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I've heard of blues having bad reliablitly. My black has been going strong now for three years. It was my boot drive for a year, and now its my backup drive. Love it.
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No drive is "safe". Pick one, pick another and back your data up!
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What is safer for Data Storage? Not for boot or gaming. Just storage.

Having many, many, many backups of your data in many, many, many locations.
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What is safer for Data Storage? Not for boot or gaming. Just storage.

WDC Blue or WDC Black? Green out of the question right now.

Both are the same as far as safety is concerned.

You should be asking: what is "faster"? or "What Raid Array should I use" or "what is a safe way to back up my data".
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