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I'm deciding whether to get the 1TB WD Blue or Green 5400RPM hard drive for storage and downloading as I have my OS and games on SSD, what are the differences?
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WD Blue drives are more of "general use drives" where as WD Green are aimed for cool and quiet data storage. So for your use I'd recommend WD Green, as it is quieter and cooler due to the lower RPM, which also means it's going to be slightly slower than an equal WD Blue, but for storage use only that shouldn't be an issue.smile.gif
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Hi @Casterina!

WD Blue is meant for everyday regular computing. It's most commonly used for light gaming and workloads and a lot of people combine it with SSD. In short, it will be fully capable to run most games as well as many programs for editing or programming.

As for WD Green, it was meant for backups and recently it has merged with WD Blue a while ago you can check for a WD Blue with a 5400RPM. It will suit your needs since you are going to use it for mass storage drive.

Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have. smile.gif
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Green has been done away with, they're now Blue 5,400 RPM drives.
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Green has been done away with, they're now Blue 5,400 RPM drives.
I have went with a WD Blue 1TB 5400RPM drive but are they just a rebrand of the Green or above 2TB?
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Green has been done away with, they're now Blue 5,400 RPM drives.
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I have went with a WD Blue 1TB 5400RPM drive but are they just a rebrand of the Green or above 2TB?

Basically, yes.
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Green has been done away with, they're now Blue 5,400 RPM drives.
Basically, yes.
Do you know if the WD Blue 5400RPM have IntelliPark feature where it parks the head when not in use?
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I don't think they do. All my research indicates that only the greens had that option.
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I don't think they do. All my research indicates that only the greens had that option.

The 5400ropm Blues are essentially the same as the Greens and, from what I have read, do have IntelliPark.
     
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