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Desktop Drive lineup[edit]

I don't see this mentioned anywhere. Current Desktop Drives of WDC are Blue, Green and Black lines. Please add... Naki (talk) 20:50, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

I'd like to see this covered too. So far, my understanding is that their "black" line is MUCH better than "green". Where does "blue" go in this? Are they all "Green" in the environmental sense? - Denimadept (talk) 01:03, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Green = Slow but with really low energy consumption and you only hear them when you put your ear on them.
Blue = Almost Average Speed, uses a bit more energy but still very noiseless.
Black = Above Average Speed, average energy and average loudness. Not for Living room use.
Raptor = High Speed, High Energy Consumption and somewhat noisy. Only for Gaming and Video Editing.
Red = Good speed, high energy efficiency, long HDD life, high Cache, longer Warranty. Usually only for NAS Systems because of the higher prices. -- (talk) 16:39, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Purple = For video surveillance systems, where the HDD is expected to work 24/7. Not good for NAS/servers - Red is better for those. Naki (talk) 15:17, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
(Addition 07.07.15) Red Pro = like Red, with smaller capacity - cap out at 4 TB vs 6 TB for Red, but longer Warranty - 5 years vs. 3 years for WD Red. Usage: Same as Red - NAS systems. Naki (talk) 11:18, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Note regarding Raptor - later a new HDD line was added, VelociRaptor. Any such HDDs pale in comparison to SSDs, so for gaming SSDs are usually used and better now. The Raptor/VelociRaptor HDDs are still quite useful for video editing, due to the larger capacity - SSDs with large sizes are quite expensive as of 2015.
Note regarding WD Black - has long 5-year warranty. Naki (talk) 11:18, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Citation: "I was WD's Marketing Manager at that time"[edit]

So for the statement in:


"However, the WD integrated circuit that arguably drove Western's forward integration was the 1771 chip, the first disk drive formatter/controller, replacing boards of TTL logic."

The citation is:

"I was WD's Marketing Manager at that time."


  • Another option would be to just delete the citation. I'm not sure that any citation is needed really. (talk) 08:59, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

I just deleted that.... (talk) 02:14, 22 June 2015 (UTC)