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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

You really need to shop around to find good deals on drives these days.
But there are good deals out there. You just have to be a bit patient and wait a few weeks... lurking in the online deals section. wink.gif
http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/
I've seen 2TB drives down around $110 from time to time. Not as good as the prices before, but also not going to break the bank.

I'm not down for used HDD's... Are those new? Didn't go look at them..
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post

Another +1 for Greens. Very underated drives...
Yep, I have a 500Gb/ 32mb and a 2Tb/ 64mb...
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The Greens are great unless you use them in RAID. Ive had several of them die after a few weeks in different RAID configurations.

Never tried raid and don't plan on it... Thanks for the heads up though. I will pass it along if I get the chance!

Take care all and thanks for the great feedback!
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Seagate is ceasing production of Green drives on the basis that the extra time in operation closely matches power used by regular drives doing the same tasks. Article on tomshardware.
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Seagate is ceasing production of Green drives on the basis that the extra time in operation closely matches power used by regular drives doing the same tasks. Article on tomshardware.


Seagate? Did Seagate By-Out Western Digital?
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I'm not down for used HDD's... Are those new? Didn't go look at them..
Varies from thread to thread.

I got a Hitachi 3TB External for $119.99. I missed a 2TB Green for $69.99. Deals are still out there - but they're limited quantities, so you really have to act fast.
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Seagate is ceasing production of Green drives on the basis that the extra time in operation closely matches power used by regular drives doing the same tasks. Article on tomshardware.
I've commented on that in the past.

Whenever someone asks me for a "Green" business PC, I stick the biggest fastest drive possible in there. tongue.gif CPU - 100 watts. Green HDD - 5 watts. Regular HDD - 6 watts. Extra time taken for a Green to complete a task? +100% rolleyes.gif
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Seagate? Did Seagate By-Out Western Digital?
No. It's just that WD is the most recognized brand in the industry. It's a bit like Kleenex, or Google. The Green drives that he's referring to are the Seagate LP's (5900RPM drives)
     
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Varies from thread to thread.
I got a Hitachi 3TB External for $119.99. I missed a 2TB Green for $69.99. Deals are still out there - but they're limited quantities, so you really have to act fast.
I've commented on that in the past.
Whenever someone asks me for a "Green" business PC, I stick the biggest fastest drive possible in there. tongue.gif CPU - 100 watts. Green HDD - 5 watts. Regular HDD - 6 watts. Extra time taken for a Green to complete a task? +100% rolleyes.gif
No. It's just that WD is the most recognized brand in the industry. It's a bit like Kleenex, or Google. The Green drives that he's referring to are the Seagate LP's (5900RPM drives)

Gotcha! Thanks for the explaination. I went with a WD greenie...
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