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Can WD purple 3TB surveillance used as gaming hard drive?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys ,

I am thinking of upgrading my storage capacity,currently I am using 500GB Segate green hard disk and I came across a good deal for WD purple 3TB surveillance hard disk.Can I use it for gaming desktop without any problems or will there be any draw backs? Any advice  or suggestion is welcomed :D :D .

My Rig specifications are

 

Intel Core i5 4440 3.1ghz

MSI Gaming 5 Motherboard

8GB Ram

MSI R9 270 Graphic Card

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other than speed, I dont see an issue. 


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Hi guys ,

I am thinking of upgrading my storage capacity,currently I am using 500GB Segate green hard disk and I came across a good deal for WD purple 3TB surveillance hard disk.Can I use it for gaming desktop without any problems or will there be any draw backs? Any advice  or suggestion is welcomed :D :D .

My Rig specifications are

 

Intel Core i5 4440 3.1ghz

MSI Gaming 5 Motherboard

8GB Ram

MSI R9 270 Graphic Card

CoolerMaster 500 W power supply

be 100% fine. just as a red or blue would be. purples just pritozie writes over reads.  its just a firmware thing, the physical drive is identical 

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The firmware for a purple drive causes the reader head to zigzag back and forth to increase write speeds, but read speeds will be slower. Pretty sure defragging the drive will correct that after the fact.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

be 100% fine. just as a red or blue would be. purples just pritozie writes over reads.  its just a firmware thing, the physical drive is identical 

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The firmware for a purple drive causes the reader head to zigzag back and forth to increase write speeds, but read speeds will be slower. Pretty sure defragging the drive will correct that after the fact.

Thanks for reply and Could You explain how defragging will correct it?

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Thanks for reply and Could You explain how defragging will correct it?

 

I would assume the same way a normal drive would defrag, but now that I think of it I could be wrong.


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other than speed, I dont see an issue. 

Thanks but which speed s greater segate green or wd Purple

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I would assume the same way a normal drive would defrag, but now that I think of it I could be wrong.

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I would suggest getting a wd blue or black. purple is designed for writing a crap ton and only being referenced when something bad happens. like was, WD red is designed for being shoved in a large aray of drive and has a bit higher tolerance when it comes to read and write limits. WD black is faster than blue. WD blue is mid level and is faster than green. WD green is slow and im not sure why they have it. 

 

so just get a WD blue or black. 

 

I personally have my games stored on a WD black and everything is fine. if you are super concerned about speeds, i would suggest getting an ssd. 


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I would suggest getting a wd blue or black. purple is designed for writing a crap ton and only being referenced when something bad happens. like was, WD red is designed for being shoved in a large aray of drive and has a bit higher tolerance when it comes to read and write limits. WD black is faster than blue. WD blue is mid level and is faster than green. WD green is slow and im not sure why they have it.

so just get a WD blue or black.

I personally have my games stored on a WD black and everything is fine. if you are super concerned about speeds, i would suggest getting an ssd.

I actually love my green drive. I store my games on it, when I'm not gaming my PC is 100% silentsilent because the drive stops spinning. Even putting my head basically inside of my case I hear zero noise. Only time its spinning is in games, and my GPU has to speed up a bit so that noise doesn't matter.

Its amazing if you want silence And have a ssd. My last PC Was just 840 evos, now I run a 850 evo with a green driIve

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It should be fine, but @Captain_WD will know more.


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I actually love my green drive. I store my games on it, when I'm not gaming my PC is 100% silentsilent because the drive stops spinning. Even putting my head basically inside of my case I hear zero noise. Only time its spinning is in games, and my GPU has to speed up a bit so that noise doesn't matter.

Its amazing if you want silence And have a ssd. My last PC Was just 840 evos, now I run a 850 evo with a green driIve

yea i dont hear my drives over the sound of my fans even with heavy reads and writes. 


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yea i dont hear my drives over the sound of my fans even with heavy reads and writes. 

HDD have come a long way in the last 10 years from the hot noisy things that didn't last too long.


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HDD have come a long way in the last 10 years from the hot noisy things that didn't last too long.

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Hi guys ,

I am thinking of upgrading my storage capacity,currently I am using 500GB Segate green hard disk and I came across a good deal for WD purple 3TB surveillance hard disk.Can I use it for gaming desktop without any problems or will there be any draw backs? Any advice  or suggestion is welcomed :D :D .

My Rig specifications are

 

Intel Core i5 4440 3.1ghz

MSI Gaming 5 Motherboard

8GB Ram

MSI R9 270 Graphic Card

CoolerMaster 500 W power supply

Yes.

 

even greens are also fine for most games, and a purple is just a better binned green from memory. the difference between 5400rpm and 7200rpm hdds isn't really noticable. HDD->SSD you will notice.

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Hi guys ,

I am thinking of upgrading my storage capacity,currently I am using 500GB Segate green hard disk and I came across a good deal for WD purple 3TB surveillance hard disk.Can I use it for gaming desktop without any problems or will there be any draw backs? Any advice  or suggestion is welcomed :D :D .

My Rig specifications are

 

Intel Core i5 4440 3.1ghz

MSI Gaming 5 Motherboard

8GB Ram

MSI R9 270 Graphic Card

CoolerMaster 500 W power supply

 

Hey warnat,
 
WD Purple has optimized writing speeds, special error correction features and is generally developed and tuned for DVR and other surveillance systems. It can work, but there may be some data corruption due to the error correction feature of the drive that is designed to record videos with no frame losses. 
As it was suggested, I would look into WD Blue and WD Black drives as they are more appropriate for what you are looking for. :)
 
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