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WD RED PRO vs GOLD

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Which HDD is more reliable data-security wise WD RED PRO or WD GOLD ?

They both have 5 year warranty and 7200rpm but the Gold has 2.500.000 MTBF and the RED PRO only 1.000.000 MTBF

pecification Sheet Gold https://www.wdc.com/content/dam/wdc/website/downloadable_assets/eng/spec_data_sheet/2879-800074.pdf
Specification Sheet Red PRO https://www.wdc.com/content/dam/wdc/website/downloadable_assets/eng/spec_data_sheet/2879-800022.pdf

The price difference is confusing, since the Gold costs a lot less then the Red PRO (almost 100$ less)

I will use them for a personal video library, so they definitely wont experience the workload of a NAS environment.

Does anyone here have any experience with these ? Any information is helpful.
 
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I could be mistaken, but the Gold drives used to be the Raid Edition enterprise class drives. While the Red Pro drives are a step down aimed at the "Prosumer" market. So the Gold drive is the better drive.
 
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The Red Pro is meant for large raid arrays. For common use the standard Red is just as good.

That being said, you should pick between standard Red and Gold - will get best performance and reliability from Gold, but Red is the quietest HDD on the market you can get! And while not as reliable as Gold, the Red is much more reliable than your standard Green or Blue.
 

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Specification wise, there is little to no difference. Both have the same warranty. Gold's seem to run a bit cheaper and are more common.
 

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Gold are DC drives. They are probably a bit cheaper because they are not bought often.