Originally Posted by atay81
I think the WD Greens seemed to get a bad rep unfairly. I bought a pair of 2TB drives 5 years ago and they're still running great, almost packed to the brim since, and never had a problem. At the time they were cheaper than the blues by a fair amount and made perfect sense for my movie/game storage. I always see people complaining about the RPMs or asking if they can use it as an OS drive, seems many just never understand what its for, and that lead to unrealistic expectations.
I think the view that the greens are "trash" spread too easily and became hard to shake. Hopefully this at least leads to less confusion.
I agree. The Greens did have some issues when they first came out but, although they have long since been corrected, the reputation persists (see post #36 for an example) . Also, even people who should have known better, such as computer repair chains, used the new Greens for OS drives, which the Greens were never intended for, which further tarnished their reputation.
I suspect the existing 7200 rpm Blues will be phased out (or already have been and all that are being sold is existing stock). Head parking is perfect for my needs so I hope it doesn't go away. I don't care about Intellipower one way or the other.