WD HDD - Red, Blue, or Purple?
I'm about to buy several 8 or 6 Tb HDDs of WD brand.
But I'm not sure which to buy. Will use them in RAID 0.
I'm considering 8Tb Red of Purple and 6Tb Blue.
I couldn't find any substantial (other then marketing) difference between Red and Purple. Pricing difference is also immaterial.
Blue goes in 6 Tb maximum and it's much cheaper.
Which is the best choice for mining purposes in terms of speed and reliability?
@Sanya1982 I have red and no issues so far.
what ever is cheapest. don't use raid for mining keep them separate.
What I would do is buy 1 8TB WD then 7 seagates and use the 1 WD to plot and copy to the seagates since the seagates are usually 50$ cheaper.
@manfromafar, thanks for the idea!
Could you please briefly explain how to copy plots?
@Sanya1982 ctrl +c ctrl +v
@Sanya1982 but in a less trolly way. Copy plots is no different then copying regular files. You just move the plot files to where you can to keep them. Then tell the miner where the plots are.
The only real thing that matters is making sure you dont over lap your nonces when plotting.
Should I rename plots? or how else can I avoid overlapping?
@Sanya1982 HGST NAS drives are 7200 RPM and I've had no issues with six of them. Those will plot and copy a bit faster than the 5400 RPM WD Reds for about the same price.
@Sanya1982 do not rename the plots. You have to increase the start nonce for when your plotting like:
start nonce 0 + nonces plotted 10 + 1 =11
new start nonce 11 + nonces plotted 10 + 1 = 22
from my experience red and black are great but gold doesn't vibrate