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I am building a pc and so far have a SSD 64gb and WD black caviar 1tb
i am now seeing i need more storage
So i planning of getting either 1 or 2TB more

Consider this i dont want my pc to get too noisy
When i bought all the hardware i did the mistake of not giving silence more importance something i regret a bit now...

anyway the hardware that probaly make most sound in my pc is:
Corsair 850W
1xEvga GTX 580
1 HDD WD black caviar 1tb


So considering i dont want even more noise in the pc
and that i already have a black caviar hdd from before
should i just get a Green Caviar 1TB or 2TB HDD?

I have to say that the most important stuff will be stored on the black caviar anyway, and i back up all my data also on external HDD.

I heard Green caviar is more keen to fail than black but cant remember where i read that.

But will I be better off with a Green caviar as an extra drive together with my black caviar..

I have to use the black caviar since i alredy got it and spent money on it.
atleast for now

but if i was to go for another black caviar i think i will have more noise
than going for a green caviar?

Also Is there some difference in performance and Noise between
Green caviar 1tb or Green caviar 2tb
is it better to go for 2x 1tb green caviar than 1x 2tb green caviar

I am not going raid since i have SSD so thats not an issue
post #2 of 28
caviar greens are really the entry level for western digital HDDs
Green-entry, quiet, less power usage, lower temps
Blue-maintream, a middle ground between green and black
Black-high end, uses more power, much faster, high temps, although it's not as loud as I thought.

I would just stick with Caviar black, for all my need, they're not that expensive anymore.

I heard of the notion that green fail more often than black, but I have a couple of friends that have both and they're still running, so not really sure about that
Edited by InterestedThirdParty - 5/15/11 at 10:50am
   
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Nothing wrong with green drives when they are used for media/storage.

Been using my 1.5TB green for a good 4-5 months now... No problems.
 
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post #4 of 28
I'm in the same boat (Kinda).

I have a server running (FTP and streaming) which I currently have a samsung 1TB can't remember model. It's fine, but I really need more space.


The Black Caviar 2TB costs around 200$ here in denmark (incl shipping) which I think is a bit expensive. The green is half price.


Do you guys think, for storage + streaming, that it's okay? I don't like the whole idea of it dropping down and up in RPM and all, but if it works, i'm fine. I don't have hell of a lot of money so.
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Hell I play a few older games off of my 1TB green it is fine for streaming/storage, plus runs nice and cool/quiet.
    
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post #6 of 28
Go with a WD Green or a Samsung Spinpoint F4.

The Greens are great storage drives and run quiet and cool. Being storage drives, they are not super fast but if you are using them to store music, videos, pictures, etc then it doesn't really matter that much. The Samsung drive is also a storage drive. Its very similar to the Green drives from WD, but its a little bit faster. Can't go wrong with either imo.
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Used my green for over a year and a half now

No problems so far smile.gif
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post #8 of 28
I've used a lot of WD Greens over the years and haven't had a problem yet. I'm currently using two 2 TB drives in my sig rig along with a 2 TB external. They're quiet, rather responsive, cheap, and run well. I'd recommend getting one of the 2 TB models than 1 TB simply because of cost/GB.

Also like some others have recommended you could get a 2 TB F4 Spinpoint. It's just as good. I'd suggest going with whichever is cheaper at the moment. Usually the WD's are cheaper by about 10-20 bucks depending on the website.
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post #9 of 28
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1tb Caviar Green essentially runs at 5400RPM right?
compared to black caviar 7200rpm?
then 2tb Caviar green is dual and also run 7200rpm?
if this is correct a 2tb caviar green would be better over a 1tb caviar green?

About samsung spinpoint samsung make great product but their custumber service are crap
i would rather have a brand i can trust more that only make hardisks like WD


Quote:
Originally Posted by Xazen;13514208 
Go with a WD Green or a Samsung Spinpoint F4.

The Greens are great storage drives and run quiet and cool. Being storage drives, they are not super fast but if you are using them to store music, videos, pictures, etc then it doesn't really matter that much. The Samsung drive is also a storage drive. Its very similar to the Green drives from WD, but its a little bit faster. Can't go wrong with either imo.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lampen;13514374 
I'd suggest going with whichever is cheaper at the moment. Usually the WD's are cheaper by about 10-20 bucks depending on the website.

Prices in Euro where i get them from:

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB SATA2 MAESTRO (32MB?) 53 euro
WD Caviar Green 1TB SATA2 64MB 49 euro

samsung spinpoint f4eg 2tb 32mb 72 euro
WD Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 64MB is 73.95 euro

Considering this WD seem a better option
it is 64mb instead of 32mb...

There is also a 1.5 TB version of WD:
WD Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA2 64MB MAESTRO 66 euro

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xazen;13514208 
The Greens are great storage drives and run quiet and cool. Being storage drives, they are not super fast but if you are using them to store music, videos, pictures

Yea was considering it only for storage drives music,videos etc..
files i dont depend upon to acess all the time
Edited by Gilgamesh9 - 5/15/11 at 11:32am
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