WD ( Western Digital ) Black VS Purple Hard Drive

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Western Digital

Black

Storage for gamers, creative professionals and those who demand the best

500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB

5 Year

7200RPM

64MB – 128MB

SATA 6.0 Gb/s

2.5-inch & 3.5-inch

Western Digital

VS

Ideal For

Available Sizes

Limited Warranty

RPM

Cache

Interface

Form Factor

Brand

Purple

Designed for surveillance security systems.

1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB

3 Year

5400RPM

64MB-128MB

SATA 6.0 Gb/s

3.5-inch

Western Digital


Which Hard Drive should i choose between the WD Purple and Black ?

There 2 types of hard drives are designed to accomplish different tasks.  The Purple Drive is specifically tuned-up to run 24/7 in a Security Surveillance System. If you don't need this feature, we recommend you go with the Black hard drive. Leaving your computer open 24/7 does not mean you need Purple Drive, the drive was build to be written on continuously.
We also created an article to you help understand the color codes