[HDD] How to Choose a HDD For the Zappiti Player 4K

If you are using an external hard drive, there is no particular recommendation. If you use an internal hard disk to be inserted into the Zappiti Player 4K or 4K Zappiti Player Duo, we recommend using a suitable hard drive, that does not heat too much. Typically, hard disks that do not heat too are either variable speed (IntelliPower WD) or low speed (5400 rev / min).

WD AV is the most suitable range of Western Digital brand dedicated to media players:
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=170

WD AV
Max capacity: 4 To
Operating temperature: 0-65°
Acoustics: 21-27 dBA depending on model
Average power (read/write): 3.7 - 5.1W depending on model  
Max speed: 5400 Tr/min
Variable rotational speed (Intellipower): Yes   

Beyond 4TB, we recommend the following ranges:

WD Purple
Max capacity: 8 To
Operating temperature: 0-65°
Acoustics: 22-29 dBA depending on model  
Average power (read/write): 3.3 - 6.4W depending on model  
Max speed: 5400 Tr/min 
Variable rotational speed (Intellipower): Yes (except the 8To model)

WD Blue
Max capacity: 6 To
Operating temperature: 0-60°
Acoustics: 23-28 dBA depending on model  
Average power (read/write): 5.3 - 4.1W depending on model  
Max speed: 5400 Tr/min
Variable rotational speed (Intellipower): No

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