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Which WD Red has a warranty longer than five years? All WD Blacks have a five year warranty; only the pro versions of the Reds do, I don't know of any HDDs that have more than a five year warranty.

After looking I thought the blacks only had the 3 as well

Looks like they all have a 5 year but the blue?

https://support.wdc.com/warranty/warrantypolicy.aspx

edit - and from what i've seen past 4 tb they don't have substantively different fail rates between the various drives

my seagate was great value but it's loud. Depends on what you want. IMO it's all about noise (*and read speeds but I don't worry about that for my use) and the rest is just a lottery.
Edited by Juicin - 6/18/17 at 3:31pm
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sorry it has taken so long to come to a conclusion,BUT I found that WD gold series is good for small size data write and not big size data write.
The drive seems to have a much lower idle and load temp when seeking is done,but the drive is also not best for desktop use it seems. Tho it seems its a really good drive,its not as good as wd black,but it is very close. But if I ever want a bigger drive than 6tb the 8tb wd gold seems to best drive.
I might try out a gold to see how it fares against the black hdd's I have internally already.
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Based on OCN's resident data recovery specialist's esperiences, it would be safer to limit yourself to drives no larger than 6TB.
     
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Based on OCN's resident data recovery specialist's esperiences, it would be safer to limit yourself to drives no larger than 6TB.
and who is this mythical person who is supposdely resident recovery specialist? and why is it safter with 6tb? do you actually mean that air is less prone to failure than Helium based hdd's are?
I'm planning my future NAS to have 8tb and upgrade to 10tb wd red in future.
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Based on OCN's resident data recovery specialist's esperiences, it would be safer to limit yourself to drives no larger than 6TB.
and who is this mythical person who is supposdely resident recovery specialist? and why is it safter with 6tb? do you actually mean that air is less prone to failure than Helium based hdd's are?
I'm planning my future NAS to have 8tb and upgrade to 10tb wd red in future.

OOPSIE! Sorry! I forgot to mention it is Lord Xeb (I also spelled "finish" as "fish" in another thread; I need to go back to bed rolleyes.gif ). Here is a thread where he discusses the rash of failed larger capacity HDDs he has been getting in.
     
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post #26 of 49
As an owner of many flawless 6TB blacks that is where I would put my money.

That or take the gamble with gold and let us know how they work out for you.
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OOPSIE! Sorry! I forgot to mention it is Lord Xeb (I also spelled "finish" as "fish" in another thread; I need to go back to bed rolleyes.gif ). Here is a thread where he discusses the rash of failed larger capacity HDDs he has been getting in.

I'll read it tomorrow. I find it kinda weird that getting above 6tb will degrade your hdd, this is the first time I have ever heard about this, so im guessing this included reds aswell.
There has to be study about this problem, if not its just bad luck. I guess ill find out when I read it tomorrow.
Spelling a word wrong is something that everyone does so,dont worry about it.
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As an owner of many flawless 6TB blacks that is where I would put my money.

That or take the gamble with gold and let us know how they work out for you.

I current have 3x 6tb wd black in my pc and my hdd's dissapears in UEFI,POST and in windows when I reboot/hotboot/coldboot. I havent found the source of the problem yet.
I dont understsand why WD hasnt made black in 8tb yet,but the black hdd's are really awesome,but 6tb gets filled fast.
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Simple Blues will be sufficient. I'm not sure about 5400RPM drives since some of them are complete crap. I had a hard time getting more than 20Mb/s sequential on the one that came in my laptop, in which case that isn't enough for BluRay. I'm not well versed in the much larger drives, but I am seeing some 3TB versions of Seagate/WD starting around $90. 6TB Barracuda at about $210

Late chiming in here but I've run full 1080p movies on my Plex server for years with Western Digital Greens which are 5400-5900.

If all you're doing is storing, get something more power/heat efficient.
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The speed different is almost nothing comparing to ssd. Reliable is more important in my opinion

yeah,I know. And ssd is nothing compared to nvme m.2 speed.
Thing is tho that ssd is just too expensive for 1tb or 2tb capacity, and even 2tb ssd is not much storage for movies/tv shows.
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