I recently had a catastrophic HDD failure. It was a WD 2TB GreenPower. Fortunately, I was using two of these at RAID1 configuration and managed to save my data. I did some research and find out lots of controversy about whether or not I should use a NAS or Surveillance drives. Here is what I need; I need the most robust storage, that’s why I was thinking NAS or Surveillance drives. I’m already using SSDs for boot drives. Things that I will put into the drives I’m gonna buy are mostly photos, videos, audio files, movies and documentations. I’m using Windows 10 with Asus Maximus 6 Extreme motherboard. I know such surveillance drives are not designed for speed, which I don’t really care about. I need to know that the files I put in those purple drives (which I will also use them in RAID1 config) are not going anywhere anytime soon. The reason why I ask this because WD RED drives are expensive in comparison to the Purple drives and according to some review websites they are the most suitable for reliability. Please give me some advice.
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