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Old 2021-03-07, 01:30   Link #1
dark44
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Western digital HDD

hi all i want to buy WD HDD 18 TB but i want to ask about Ultrastar series and purple ones cause purple is pricer than ultrastar why?

P.S i need the HDD for storage only manga and anime and movies and so on and i leave my PC online all the time

so any info about which is better
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Old 2021-03-09, 05:34   Link #2
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I haven't kept an eye on the evolution of WD's lineup, so I don't know why Purple is better than Ultrastar. To be honest, I have no personal use case for either of these product types, or even the disposable moolah to afford them, so I cannot speak the Word of God(tm) either way.

The only thing that juts out at a glance is that Ultrastar potentially has a much longer lifespan and data transfer volume (the yearly amount of data read and written to and from the HDD itself), and the warranty is five years instead of Purple's three.

Also, US is designed for DataCenters, whereas Purple is aimed towards the 24/7 storage of security video footage (CCTV, DVR).

No clue about the (actual, not advertised) failure rate of either product line.
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Old 2021-03-11, 05:30   Link #3
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thanx for help
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