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post #41 of 49
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I didn't think I would. but I went and got myself WD 6TB Gold HDD. My original plan was to get 2 more blacks sometimes later on, but I couldn't help myself, I love mechanical drives I will get another one tomorrow and I'm all set for a long while biggrin.gif

This drive runs slightly cooler 5-6C degree which is nice, sound level is pretty much the same but again I set them to be turned off after 5 min so that part wouldn't matter.

Speed wise its on pair with black, but again I don't care about the speed, reliability its #1 of importants.





that is awesome,let me know if there are any problems with the gold one,I also was thinking of buying the gold 1 instead of my last 6TB wd blak drive.
post #42 of 49
Well I have had this WD 6TB Gold for few days now and put it this way I went and got another one. I find this Gold runs smother, it definitely runs cooler, not by much but 5-6 C Degree which always counts and when it shots off after 5 minutes I can't even hear when it does.

Tbh. I like the Gold enough that if someone would give me decent price for my Blacks which are brand new I would sell them all 6 and get all Gold, but I guess it's nice to have lots of storage.

I might just filled the blacks put them away and eventually get all Gold thumb.gif
post #43 of 49
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Well I have had this WD 6TB Gold for few days now and put it this way I went and got another one. I find this Gold runs smother, it definitely runs cooler, not by much but 5-6 C Degree which always counts and when it shots off after 5 minutes I can't even hear when it does.

Tbh. I like the Gold enough that if someone would give me decent price for my Blacks which are brand new I would sell them all 6 and get all Gold, but I guess it's nice to have lots of storage.

I might just filled the blacks put them away and eventually get all Gold thumb.gif

that good huh?
thats good to hear that the gold one is cooler, 5-6c is alot too.
post #44 of 49
Well...HDD is a HDD but I think Blacks and Gold and I'm not sure if Red Pro are the only drives that don't park their heads, they just stop and when my blacks stop after 5 minutes Tbh, it makes huge difference in sound level of my whole system, they are the loudest part in my system.

When the blacks stops at times they sound pretty loud, oppose to Golds, they sound probably the same when running but when stooping you dont even hear it, that's the part its nice I think they will last for a long time.

We see how well they stand against blacks as far is longevity I think they will do well, time will tell.
Edited by NewUser16 - 10/8/17 at 7:02am
post #45 of 49
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Well...HDD is a HDD but I think Blacks and Gold and I'm not sure if Red Pro are the only drives that don't park their heads, they just stop and when my blacks stop after 5 minutes Tbh, it makes huge difference in sound level of my whole system, they are the loudest part in my system.

When the blacks stops at times they sound pretty loud, oppose to Golds, they sound probably the same when running but when stooping you dont even hear it, that's the part its nice I think they will last for a long time.

We see how well they stand against blacks as far is longevity I think they will do well, time will tell.

I was seriously thinking of getting the wd gold as my last drive,but I ended up on black because I didnt really find any reviews on wd gold for pc use, only for datacenter comparison with other enterprise drives.
I also was set when I first bought my first wd black in end of 2015 that I will have 11 wd blacks connected. I do need a new 6TB drive in 2018 so I might try the wd gold.
How is the wd gold with transferring files to another wd black or wd gold to wd gold drive?
post #46 of 49
The transfer speed is pretty much the same, from Black to gold little over 200mb/s and vice-versa, the same thing Gold to Gold. The sound level is pretty much the same as well.

So....this part makes me wonder how is the black called performance drive when comparing to Gold is almost on pair in every aspect except the firmware part, but I guess when you compare black to other drives them you might call it performance drive.

Overall and its only as of today I think Gold might be my choice but we will see in time I think its good drive and I will definitely not get Helium. I watched video yesterday when 10TB was taking apart and from what they conclude, Helium is bound to leak sooner or later, so if your drive survive past 5 years your very lucky.

I think that while WD will bring more Helium to the market the 6TB gold might drop in price considerably and if that happens I might get few more, but we talking months down the road.
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The transfer speed is pretty much the same, from Black to gold little over 200mb/s and vice-versa, the same thing Gold to Gold. The sound level is pretty much the same as well.

So....this part makes me wonder how is the black called performance drive when comparing to Gold is almost on pair in every aspect except the firmware part, but I guess when you compare black to other drives them you might call it performance drive.

Overall and its only as of today I think Gold might be my choice but we will see in time I think its good drive and I will definitely not get Helium. I watched video yesterday when 10TB was taking apart and from what they conclude, Helium is bound to leak sooner or later, so if your drive survive past 5 years your very lucky.

I think that while WD will bring more Helium to the market the 6TB gold might drop in price considerably and if that happens I might get few more, but we talking months down the road.

I reckon the comnparison with speeds black vs gold is fair enough and pretty close to each other.
The wd gold was release after black and the gold is more aimed at datacenter which black is not.
My hottest wd black drive is now at 46c and it would be awesome to get that down to 39-40c if I went with wd gold.
And a noise reduction is always welcoming, thing is though if you actually hear the difference when you have several wd black in the hdd cages mixed with 1 or 2 wd golds. But I reckon if every black drive is exchanged by gold drive the noise would be more quieter.
I have Beyer Dynamics headset DT770 Pro and the noise cancelling is superb and I dont hear much hdd noise,only thing I hear that is contantly annoying me is the CPU AIO h100i v2 pump, atleast i think it is the pump that is making coil whine sound. I originally had the h100i from corsair,but I received the h100i v2 due to pump noise coil whine. Thats OT,sorry.

I'm also interested how good the gold is after 1year or 2years in quite possibly 365/24h/7days use or atleast 10--12hours online each day.
Because that is how much I have my pc is each days,except for days I have the pc on until I decide to turn it off.
I know the wd gold is made to endure since data center drives are really beeing used.
post #48 of 49
You said you blacks are runing at 46C, that's how warm mine are running if I don't have the front 120mm fan ON, otherwise they are always at 32-34.
46C its not a bad temp for this HDDs I have older system with 2 TB black that's is running at 44C most of the time and its about 8-9 years old... not a single bad sector, it's a great HDD.

As I have mentioned earlier I have my HDDs going off after 5 minutes to keep the system silent and they will start spinning only if I turn any monitoring software on, usually to check the HDDs temps, but I know this something different about the gold that I think it's worth mentioning.

Say I will turn Cristaldisk or HD Sentinel on than All Blacks will start to spin, even thou you might use one of them but they all will spin, that's the only way you can get the Info e.g temps of them.

The Gold's are different, they appear to be off, silent when CristaDisk is ON and yet, you can read their info, they will only start to spin when you either read or write to them that part is nice because if you want the silence and still use say Disk Sentinel or other software you can and still see Gold's HDDs info, oppose to blacks in order to get any info they need to spin.

Until while ago I had HD Sentinel starting with windows, but that would keep HDDs running and I really like silence, so now occasionally I just manually turn the software ON and than turn it off.

If I had all Gold's I could have both my Hard Disk Sentinel running and silence.
Edited by NewUser16 - 10/9/17 at 6:16pm
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You said you blacks are runing at 46C, that's how warm mine are running if I don't have the front 120mm fan ON, otherwise they are always at 32-34.
46C its not a bad temp for this HDDs I have older system with 2 TB black that's is running at 44C most of the time and its about 8-9 years old... not a single bad sector, it's a great HDD.

As I have mentioned earlier I have my HDDs going off after 5 minutes to keep the system silent and they will start spinning only if I turn any monitoring software on, usually to check the HDDs temps, but I know this something different about the gold that I think it's worth mentioning.

Say I will turn Cristaldisk or HD Sentinel on than All Blacks will start to spin, even thou you might use one of them but they all will spin, that's the only way you can get the Info e.g temps of them.

The Gold's are different, they appear to be off, silent when CristaDisk is ON and yet, you can read their info, they will only start to spin when you either read or write to them that part is nice because if you want the silence and still use say Disk Sentinel or other software you can and still see Gold's HDDs info, oppose to blacks in order to get any info they need to spin.

Until while ago I had HD Sentinel starting with windows, but that would keep HDDs running and I really like silence, so now occasionally I just manually turn the software ON and than turn it off.

If I had all Gold's I could have both my Hard Disk Sentinel running and silence.

my highest black goes up to 46c,but rest is like 35-39c mostly. I also have 3x 120mm fan's in front to cool the hdds.
I dont want the hdd's to go into sleep mode,but that sounds really awesome tho,for the gold ones I mean, I have never used HD sentinel. I use corsair link to monitor temps of my hw.
For me its the cpu aio pump that is making noise,not the hdd's.
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