Hi everyone who still uses the WDTVLive hub.
I have a WD TVLive hub and have enjoyed it for about 5 to 6 years now. I store many home movies and pictures that I would not like to loose. Many internet searches suggest that 5 years is a average hard drive failure time. My drive is getting louder and I am afraid it will fail before I replace and copy all the stored files.
For this reason, I want to replace the drive. Presently there are 6 different colored WD drives:
WD Blue HDDs are mainly used for general purpose storage, they are great all-rounders, and an average user can’t go wrong with Blue.
WD Green is basically same as Blue, but it lacks a bit of performance. However, it is the most eco-friendly HDD, and it’s quite cheap.
WD Black s are for pure performance including gaming, media, and content creation. Also one of the most expensive HDDs.
WD Red is a NAS drive. It’s optimized for NAS systems.
WD Purple is for surveillance. Advised for 24/7 operation.
WD Gold , probably the most premium of all. Made for a multitude of Datacenter-specific applications.
My WDTVLive is powered on 24/7 and networked to several computers. My question is, Which color WD hhd would be the best drive to get for a replacement? Thanks