Hello. I asked a friend to buy me at least an 8TB drive when he went to visit from the US and being the great friend that he is, he did. However, he bought me a WD Purple HDD which from what I’ve read is made for Surveillance or CCTV. I’ve tried to research on it and I get two conflicting statements. One is, it’s perfectly fine to use in a desktop PC environment and the other is, you could use it but because of the nature of the drive itself, there could be potentially data corruption, which of course scares the heck out of someone who wants to use the WD Purple to store data.
I know the WD Purple wasn’t really made for performance desktop computing so I’m not expecting it to behave like a WD Black. But it’s just mainly for storing media which is hosted on a plex server application on the PC and other stuff. If it really can’t be used then I probably should sell it and try to get a WD Blue/Black (but at a lower max capacity). I’m also wondering, does the same apply to the WD Red (as it’s “made” for NAS)?
I also checked here and I found 2 posts that seem to contradict each other,
So what is it really? I hope I can get the definitive answer here. I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering. Thank you in advance for sharing your knowledge and expertise.