As a DIT, I am planning on having a RAID on film sets. The RAID will be transported from location to location and will be turned on/off during each production day.
Would it be better to use WD RED drives for the RAID, or a WD BLUE/BLACK because it will be turned on/off multiple times?
Load/unload cycle counts.
On the WD Blue, it’s rated at 300,000 with a 2 year warranty and WD Red, it’s rated at 600,000 with a 3 year warranty. On the other hand, WD Black also have a load/unload count of 300,000 but it has a warranty of 5 years
Theoretically, in-home use you would never reach any of these numbers. But Blacks will be the best.
I hope this helps.