Solved Best Western Digital internal hard drives

May 30, 2019 at 08:00:08
Specs: Windows 10
Can anybody tell me why a 5tb Internal Western Digital hard drive is more expensive than a 6tb?
Also what is the difference between the colours?

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May 31, 2019 at 19:41:52
Most likely the more expensive (black) WD drives come with a longer warranty period. Hence the higher price. I had a WD black drive failing after 2 years and without much problem was exchanged for a new one with the same warranty period. (5 years)


#1
May 30, 2019 at 08:54:18
Without knowing what model numbers you are talking about it would be hard to say. Most likely better specs such as possible faster seek times larger cache, lower MTBF, etc. What do you mean what is the difference between the colors?

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May 30, 2019 at 09:01:53
The differences in the color series are a way to show what their intend use is. See the first link below for the color differences. See the second link below to see the specs on WD drives. Note there is no 5TB listed in that chart. That may mean that capacity has been discontinued. If someone has a specif need for a 5TB they may be willing to pay more to match existing array drives. If you are looking at 5TB and 6TB drives in the same color series the price difference may be due to my above comments.

https://community.wd.com/t/drive-co...

https://www.wd.com/en-ie/products/i...


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May 30, 2019 at 20:50:36
In general the Blue series drives are basic desktop drives. The Black series are the performance drives with higher RPM, faster access times, etc., The Green drive are energy efficient but more for storage, performance suffers if used as primary drive. The Red drives are for RAID arrays and NAS systems. There is another color designation for DVR's and another for data centers....
My preference is for using a WD Black PCIe M.2 drive for a system drive and a WD Black HD for storage. Great performance, good pricing, high reliability.

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May 31, 2019 at 19:41:52
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Most likely the more expensive (black) WD drives come with a longer warranty period. Hence the higher price. I had a WD black drive failing after 2 years and without much problem was exchanged for a new one with the same warranty period. (5 years)

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May 31, 2019 at 20:37:54
I have never had a WD Black drive fail on me. I tend to reuse drives from old custom built systems as internal back up drives on new builds. I have a Windows 7 machine (the general Family computer) that is about 10 years old that has the reused drive (500GB Black) from a Windows XP build in it that runs a weekly back up of nearly everything and that drive is probably more than 15 years old and still running.

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