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meridiusuk

Which drive the WD red or Green for none NAS use

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Hi all new here and nice to meet you all.

I am hoping that you can help me as i want to buy a 3tb drive and since samsung have stoped making there drives i was woundering which drive to get.

I have had a look at the WD green and red 3TB drives but i dont know which is the better drive. I dont use a NAS systems or raid and the drives will be just used as single drive storage as it will be placed into a server as just single drives.

can anyone help me on what to use.

thanks

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I'd personally choose the red over the green because they all use 1TB platters and have TLER support should you ever use them in a raid config.

I take it "green" low power is your primary concern ?

The new seagate ST2000DM001 use very low power as a 7200rpm drive, I believe they are within 1watt of the green/red drives and outperform them.

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I'd personally choose the red over the green because they all use 1TB platters and have TLER support should you ever use them in a raid config.

I take it "green" low power is your primary concern ?

The new seagate ST2000DM001 use very low power as a 7200rpm drive, I believe they are within 1watt of the green/red drives and outperform them.

I don't think I could trust seagate as I have herd there not the best drives.

I was wondering if you could us reds as single drives as I have herd that these need to be as a pair as I read ths on another forum

WD Red drives wouldn't be recommend in a non-RAID setup really, as it has time limited error recovery. In a RAID setup another drive will supply the data instead. In a non-redundant setup, you want the drive to try for as long as it can to get any data (usually).

What you think ?

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I don't think I could trust seagate as I have herd there not the best drives.

What you think ?

I think you're smoking something if you think WD drives are better than Seagate.

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which drive then a 3tb green or red ? I have herd the reds are built better and alot cooler. I would of thought WD would let users use these as single drives ?

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