WD ( Western Digital ) Blue VS Red Hard Drive

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Western Digital


Everyday storage for basic personal computing needs

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

2 Year


16MB – 64MB

SATA 6.0 Gb/s

2.5-inch & 3.5-inch

Western Digital


Ideal For

Available Sizes

Limited Warranty




Form Factor



Designed specifically for NAS systems that have 1 to 8 drive bays

2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB

3 Year


64MB – 128MB

SATA 6.0 Gb/s


Western Digital

Which Hard Drive should i choose between the WD Blue and RED ?

Both Hard drives were created for different purposes, the Blue drive is for regular computing needs and the Red was created to go into a NAS (Network-attached storage). This is why the Red runs at cooler temperatures and has increased reliability.
We, unfortunately, can not make a recommendation as the drive choice will be based on the user needs. For more information, we recommend you take a look at our guide on How To Select A Hard Drive