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Difference between WD Red and WD Green apart from drivers / compatability wth RAID/NAS ?

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  • NAS / RAID
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  • Western Digital
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July 7, 2013 7:06:39 PM

What's the difference? Anyone know?

Are red drives made of better parts?

Need to decide which one for storage without raid/nas. I want quality, size, silence.

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July 7, 2013 7:16:22 PM

WD Red is made for Network Array Storage (RAID), and you get free Customer Support. It would also work without RAID.
WD Blue is a run of the mill hard drive.
WD Green is a low power, quiet drive. Good for a 2nd storage drive.
WD Black is the top of the line drive for enthusiasts.
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July 7, 2013 7:26:40 PM

What quick said :)  ....except Green and "slow" are synonymous and blue ain't all that impressive either.
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July 7, 2013 7:35:09 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
What quick said :)  ....except Green and "slow" are synonymous and blue ain't all that impressive either.


Yes, the Greens are pretty slow. :( 
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July 7, 2013 7:36:26 PM

Blue is the minimum required for gaming.
Black is faster, which while it wont effect framerates so much as load screens and install times.

On the otherhand, depending what your coming from, e.g myself on an IDE drive blue is lightning ;) 
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July 7, 2013 8:09:08 PM

I assume you guys are all talking up the newest versions of Red and Green? Both of which have had large performance increases.
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July 7, 2013 8:57:07 PM

You asked... That is what the branding denotes no matter how they perform. The drives are released practically together, the green red blue and black are allways the same compared to each other. The black of any series is performance, the green is the slow low energy version etc etc.
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