WD Black or WD Red drives


#1

Hi,

I’m currently looking to upgrade my NAS (EX2) which only has 2 2TB drives. I was hoping to double it and get 2 4TB drives. I do a lot of lighroom photo editing / 4k footage editing and 3d modeling in 3dsMax and was wondering if it would be better for me to get a WD black drive considering it’s more powerful, or stick with the “more reliable?” WD red drives.

Would be awesome to hear from someone who knows


#2

Hi LiamMunday,

For best performance, we always recommend to use WD Red Internal drives in NAS enclosure as WD Red drives with NASware 3.0 technology are purpose-built to balance performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments.


#3

For the moment I just not recommend any WD drive. Clicking issue and cause performance issue on my side with the black “performance” line.