I'm in the market for a 4tb hdd which will mostly be used for storage of files and streaming my plex library to two pc's , where i'm from i have a choice between red or purple or green. Segates warranty isnt upto to par with Wd so they aren't in the running.
While doing my research i've found wd reds are better for NAS or Raid while Greens are better for just long term storage and are a little squeamish with noise and suddenly dying and definitely not good for raid , as for purple they are built for 24/7 running which my pc will be doing to stream content. I have only space for 1 more HDD in my case so i wont be doing Raid anytime soon as the hdd will take up the last sata port. Hence my dilemma is Wd red is almost 70-80$ more than the purple , but spending money on it and not using it for what its fully intended to do , is it worth going with the Wd red or is Wd purple fine even though its optimised for more read compared to write ? warranty's on both are 3 yrs. i could get a Raid controller down the road in a year and add 5 inch bays to my coolermaster 693 with hdds , so prepare for the future ? or settle with purples ?