Solved Should I use an enterprise for my only home hard drive

June 13, 2018 at 12:47:42
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Hello, I wanted some help deciding whether I should buy an enterprise hard drive for a home desktop. It would be used as my only hard drive, no ssd as well. Turns out I’ve already had an enterprise in my current computer without knowing but I want to replace it after three years of usage although I’ve never had issues with it. Is enterprise a good choice? My choice is to buy the WD Gold instead of the WD Black.
I believe enterprise is more reliable with no issues on its own, is it true? Appreciate it !!

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June 13, 2018 at 16:21:46
I have been using WD Black drives for all of my systems for many years and I have not had any fail, some over 9 years in use. The only drives that have failed on my have been factory installed Seagate Drives. I currently use an SSD for primary drive and WD Black for storage. I often roll over an old drive as an internal back up drive for automatic set back ups for new builds, typically 4-6 years into service.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



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June 13, 2018 at 13:14:23
WD Gold SATA drives start at 6TB. Do you need that much capacity. WD Black are available in smaller capacities. Both are 5 year warranty. The Gold Enterprise drives are intended for servers that perform many more read/write cycles than you will with your personal PC.

All hard drives can and do fail eventually. Do you use an external source to backup your entire drive periodically?

Why do you feel you need to replace your current HD? Probably no reason to.


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June 13, 2018 at 13:14:36
Personally, I would not replace a 3 yr old HDD that has no issues. Nor would I buy an Enterprise HDD for a home desktop. What you do is up to you.

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June 13, 2018 at 13:32:40
Hi OtheHill

Thanks for your comment

The Gold is giving me a 1tb to 10tb choice on Amazon and I’m going for a 2tb. I do back up often on an external and the only reason I started looking into this was because I’ve read a lot online that 3 years in is when it starts to get risky (regarding consumer and a lot of WD drives). There was also a 1 year warranty on my current and the gold has 5 as you said so that sort of gives me much more trust in it. I just don’t know why my computer guy hooked me up with an enterprise 3 years ago and am wondering if it’s a better choice, my computer runs form,any hours at a time working with video and photo editing


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June 13, 2018 at 16:21:46
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I have been using WD Black drives for all of my systems for many years and I have not had any fail, some over 9 years in use. The only drives that have failed on my have been factory installed Seagate Drives. I currently use an SSD for primary drive and WD Black for storage. I often roll over an old drive as an internal back up drive for automatic set back ups for new builds, typically 4-6 years into service.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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