Western Digital 6TB Purple Hard drive HDD £144.99 Amazon
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Western Digital 6TB Purple Hard drive HDD £144.99 Amazon

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Found 7th AprEdited by:"BritishDragon"
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Good for cctv
Good price
Would this be suitable for storing media on a network e.g. usb'd to a router?
TellyLover14 m ago

Would this be suitable for storing media on a network e.g. usb'd to a …Would this be suitable for storing media on a network e.g. usb'd to a router?


Yeah I'd be interested to know that too. My understanding is that Red and Purple are designed for constant use...
Purples have the same mechanicals as Greens, just different firmware, optimised to not lose frames.
But those benefits only come with supported disk controllers - Anand discusses

Similar to Reds, this firmware offers Intellipower (5400rpm) and TLER, but no RAFF (vibration sensing) as the Green mechanicals don't have vibration sensors.

Thought I read somewhere that Purples tolerate high temperatures better.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 7th Apr
Hootwo1 h, 7 m ago

Purples have the same mechanicals as Greens, just different firmware, …Purples have the same mechanicals as Greens, just different firmware, optimised to not lose frames.But those benefits only come with supported disk controllers - Anand discussesSimilar to Reds, this firmware offers Intellipower (5400rpm) and TLER, but no RAFF (vibration sensing) as the Green mechanicals don't have vibration sensors.Thought I read somewhere that Purples tolerate high temperatures better.


Ah right. Thanks.
Purples are intended for CCTV use.
Reds for NAS/fileservers.
Greens for low power.
Blacks for high speed.
Gold for Data Centres.
Blues are general purpose.
I understand the colours are used to indicate they are designed to be optimal for a specific purpose but what are the downsides to using it as a standard desktop device?
tanakikhan8 h, 27 m ago

I understand the colours are used to indicate they are designed to be …I understand the colours are used to indicate they are designed to be optimal for a specific purpose but what are the downsides to using it as a standard desktop device?


If it's cheapest and it is for home use I would just buy the cheapest colour tbh
Edited by: "esq3585" 8th Apr
tanakikhan7th Apr

I understand the colours are used to indicate they are designed to be …I understand the colours are used to indicate they are designed to be optimal for a specific purpose but what are the downsides to using it as a standard desktop device?


no downsides, as esq3585 says just buy the cheapest colour. The green drives had problems ages ago, so for that reason the least i'd buy is blue. I have 4TB purple as my data drive.
bingowings852 h, 2 m ago

no downsides, as esq3585 says just buy the cheapest colour. The green …no downsides, as esq3585 says just buy the cheapest colour. The green drives had problems ages ago, so for that reason the least i'd buy is blue. I have 4TB purple as my data drive.


Hi
I would not recommend the WD purple drives for NAS because their firmware is optimised for writes and to complete in a specified time. There is a lot of info on this if you search the forums.

reddit.com/r/s…se/

I purchased for 4 WD 3TB purple drives which I believe are unused as part of a HP microserver bundle. They still have a 13 month warranty left.
If anyone is interested in them please PM me . In my case I want to build a NAS rather rather than a surveillance system so will purchased RED drives instead.

Cheers
esq3585 8th Apr If it's cheapest and it is for home use I would just buy the cheapest colour tbh

bingowings859 th Apr no downsides, as esq3585 says just buy the cheapest colour. The green drives had problems ages ago, so for that reason the least i'd buy is blue. I have 4TB purple as my data drive.

Thanks. I forgot I asked this question so nice to see some answers waiting my next visit

thesilversurfer2009 9th Apr HiI would not recommend the WD purple drives for NAS because their firmware is optimised for writes and to complete in a specified time. There is a lot of info on this if you search the forums.reddit.com/r/s…e/I purchased for 4 WD 3TB purple drives which I believe are unused as part of a HP microserver bundle. They still have a 13 month warranty left. If anyone is interested in them please PM me . In my case I want to build a NAS rather rather than a surveillance system so will purchased RED drives instead.Cheers

I think they meant as a simple data drive in a PC. For my NAS I bought WD Red but I too was thinking of whether I needed to worry about specifics when used in my PC for something that I don't need urgent access to, just somewhere to stick stuff
Edited by: "tanakikhan" 10th Apr
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