Western Digital Drives

NewYorksFinest

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What is the difference between the black, blue, red, and green drives by WD. Which ones are the fastest, which are the slowest?
 

MongGrel

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He pretty much nailed that one.

I love WD's myself, I'm a FanBoi there, at least for HDD's.
 

MongGrel

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Heh, I have 4 old RE-3s 1TB's in here on a RAID card, and a couple old Raptors on the HTPC in RAID that are getting very long in the tooth.

They've changed things around a bit the new stuff it looks.

Still have Caviar Blacks in a few too.

Reds are for RAID. Might not work for some, but I don't have any.\

Greens and Blues are for slower high storage I believe, the greens for energy saving I'd imagine, but have never used either of those myself I guess so can't offer a valid opinion personally.
 
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alzan

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I always paint a racing stripe on my HDDs when I buy them, that way they're all the fastest.;)
 

Charlie98

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Black if you want a long warranty, Blue if you don't care about a warranty. Green if you are a tree hugger.