Man 3TB drives are now going for 110 normally? That's friggin awesome. Time to exchange a few of my smaller drives. I have two 2TB, one 1TB and a 3TB alongside my SSD's. Once my project scratch disk fills up, I think I'll just upgrade rather than go through the trouble of tossing out files that may or may not be needed later. --- 2500k @ 4.4 | P8Z68-V Pro | H80 | 8GB RAM | 770 + 670 physx | 256 SSD | 8TB HDD | Win 8.1 64bit | ax1200w | CM690II Steam: DV8ing1
If I recall properly, WD Red series are designed more for Server applications.
You'd probably be better off with the Black series.
Drives designed for servers are usually more reliable, just like any product designed for servers.
Usually. They can sometimes be slower too though. I'm not sure if that's the case here. If I was in current need of a new drive I'd give it a go. Can't be slower than my old 1TB WD green drive. --- 2500k @ 4.4 | P8Z68-V Pro | H80 | 8GB RAM | 770 + 670 physx | 256 SSD | 8TB HDD | Win 8.1 64bit | ax1200w | CM690II Steam: DV8ing1
A Red drive is a essentially a green drive with better firmware and a far less aggressive parking setting. The priority is heat, noise, and energy efficiency
Would still be faster than a 1TB platter I assume. That density even at say 5400rpm would allow for some great transfer speeds regardless. --- 2500k @ 4.4 | P8Z68-V Pro | H80 | 8GB RAM | 770 + 670 physx | 256 SSD | 8TB HDD | Win 8.1 64bit | ax1200w | CM690II Steam: DV8ing1
Man so many, now I'm undecisive... Dx I actually wanted to try a 4TB, I'm still not convinced by them either, but I'll never know if they're reliable if I don't try one. --- Steam: Kaoshi_San | PSN: Kaoshi_Murahime | Live: Kaoshi San NID: Kaoshi | 3DSFC: 2380-3300-6543 Safari: Shuppet, Pumpkaboo, Golurk
I don't think Reds are designed for servers (i.e. for the enterprise customer), just for 24/7 operation in something like a NAS, with official RAID support. Anyway, I have two 2 TB Reds in my file server, and at work we have a box with four 3 TB Reds, they work fine. I can't speak on the 4 TB variant. --- -What is best in life? -To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.