Question Which WD Drive is best?

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"for gaming, editing, and general storage. "

In order:
Black
Gold
Datacenter

Why only WD drives?
Why not solid state drives?
I have a 1TB SSD and 1TB HDD at the moment was just looking to add more storage bit didn't want to spend a lot since most heavy games will be going to the SSD but general storage and light games would be on the HDD 😅
Can I ask what are the fundamental differences between my drive choices? And why Black above else?
 

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I have a 1TB SSD and 1TB HDD at the moment was just looking to add more storage bit didn't want to spend a lot since most heavy games will be going to the SSD but general storage and light games would be on the HDD 😅
Can I ask what are the fundamental differences between my drive choices? And why Black above else?
The Black is more performance orientated.

The others, more stable for data center use.
 

Rhaemond

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The Black is more performance orientated.

The others, more stable for data center use.
Noted, thank you!
This older article explains the WD rainbow:
Thank you!
WD's high capacity "Gold" models are often rebadged HGST models. I would go for those. One way to tell them apart is by the WWN on the label.
Can you show me an example please? Much appreciated.
Correct.
Given the original text, I was assuming spinning drives.
Yea whoops forgot to mention that I was looking for an HDD
 

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