WD Gold VS PRO

WD Gold VS PRO

 

  • Gold can do 249MB/s, Red Pro can do 240MB/s.

  • Gold has an MTBF of 2.5 million hours, Red Pro only 1 million.

  • Gold has an annual failure rate spec, Red Pro does not.

  • Red Pro has a workload rate of 300TB/yr, Gold’s specs are defined for a workload of 219TB/yr but the drives are designed for 550TB/yr.

  • Gold is more power-hungry. 7.1/6.7W for sequential read/write vs. 5.7W on the Red Pro. 5W idle vs. 2.8W on the Red Pro.

  • Gold has a higher operating shock rating of 70G vs. 30G read-write, 65G read-only on the Red Pro.

  • Gold is slightly louder on seeks at 36dBA vs. 29dBA

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