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August 1, 2013 2:38:25 AM

I'm a regular user of my PC for Photoshop and Gaming.
Which HDD is good for me? ( I can't afford WD Black so it's out of the Choice)
1. WD Red
2. WD Blue
3. WD Green
4. WD RE4 (I don't know anything about this drive so if you can describe a little of this drive'll be helpful)
4. Segate Barracuda( again sorry, i don't know much about the classification of Segate Barracuda series)
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a c 331 G Storage
August 1, 2013 2:52:49 AM

If you cannot afford a WD Black, you certainly cannot afford their enterprise drive, the RE4, unless you go with a much smaller capacity.

For a storage drive the Green model is fine (but they frequently power down to save energy so it is slower in regular use), but for frequent access -- like programs -- go with a Blue. Forget the Red, that is aimed at use in storage arrays
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August 1, 2013 3:07:03 AM

RealBeast said:
If you cannot afford a WD Black, you certainly cannot afford their enterprise drive, the RE4, unless you go with a much smaller capacity.

For a storage drive the Green model is fine (but they frequently power down to save energy so it is slower in regular use), but for frequent access -- like programs -- go with a Blue. Forget the Red, that is aimed at use in storage arrays

So that means RE4 drives are more efficient than black series...?

Is their any alternative for wd Blue in Segate series.? Because Only 1TB WD blues are available in market. :( 

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a c 133 G Storage
August 1, 2013 3:14:55 AM

Cheapest 7200RPM drive; avoid Green and other 5400RPM drives.

Barracuda (think they've renamed it just Desktop now).
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a c 331 G Storage
August 1, 2013 3:18:51 AM

The RE4 is not really more efficient, but rated for longer service under heavier work conditions, like a business server or storage array. It is among the most expensive drives, like other enterprise drives (Seagate Constellation for example).

I use many drives for consumer computers and find that all of the current 7200 rpm 2 and 3TB drives work well and are all pretty reliable, WD, Seagate, Hitachi, Toshiba. You don't want an "energy efficient drive" that runs below 7200rpm (like 5400 or 5900) for a program drive. The energy efficient (like Green) drives are good for backup storage.
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August 1, 2013 3:39:32 AM

RealBeast said:
The RE4 is not really more efficient, but rated for longer service under heavier work conditions, like a business server or storage array. It is among the most expensive drives, like other enterprise drives (Seagate Constellation for example).

I use many drives for consumer computers and find that all of the current 7200 rpm 2 and 3TB drives work well and are all pretty reliable, WD, Seagate, Hitachi, Toshiba. You don't want an "energy efficient drive" that runs below 7200rpm (like 5400 or 5900) for a program drive. The energy efficient (like Green) drives are good for backup storage.


Thanks for the replay, really helped it. :bounce: 
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August 1, 2013 3:43:44 AM

RealBeast said:
The RE4 is not really more efficient, but rated for longer service under heavier work conditions, like a business server or storage array. It is among the most expensive drives, like other enterprise drives (Seagate Constellation for example).

I use many drives for consumer computers and find that all of the current 7200 rpm 2 and 3TB drives work well and are all pretty reliable, WD, Seagate, Hitachi, Toshiba. You don't want an "energy efficient drive" that runs below 7200rpm (like 5400 or 5900) for a program drive. The energy efficient (like Green) drives are good for backup storage.

i got one doubt is the RE4 consumes more current like WD black to deliver the performance? Just asking because of Curiosity... :ange: 

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a c 331 G Storage
August 1, 2013 6:17:25 AM

Yes the RE4 current ratings are very similar to the Black model. Actually, slightly higher during read/write and slightly lower during idle.
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