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I am not using RAID at all. I am wondering what WD hd I shall buy? Green or Red?
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I am not using RAID at all. I am wondering what WD hd I shall buy? Green or Red?

Reds are good enough for media servers
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Even WD themselves will tell you that the Greens are not suitable for use in RAID. The Reds were designed for use in RAID.
   
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Definitely the reds. That's what they are designed/marketed for. The greens on the other hand, I personally really wouldn't want to raid those...
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