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Originally Posted by SomeDooD View Post
You don't see the big picture. Imagine millions of hard drives being replaced by these. Thats a lot of power not wasted.
True. Didn't even think of that.
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post #12 of 33
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LOL..Seagate owns WD
I dont agree with you on that one, WD has some great drives and out of the two seagate are the only ones that I ahve had die on me (2 of them) out of four total. I have had over 10 WD drives without any failures.

The savings would be great for bigger companies/servers. Say you have 300 HDD's total thats about $3000 a year in savings. That could add up pretty quick. Even if you only have 100 HDD's.
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$10 saved a YEAR?! Hardly seems worth it, unless you are an environmental fanatic.


Imagine if you had a server/storage farm with THOUSANDS of hard disks. Saving $10 per drive per year will end up saving you tens of thousands of dollars per year, and thats just from this new hard drive.

EDIT: Oh, and Seagate did not purchase WD, they bought Maxtor, for those of you who were wondering.
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post #14 of 33
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Oh wait, Nvidia and ATI aren't even trying to make an attempt at this! They are going the other way! Get on the bandwagon Nvidia and ATI.
Nonsense. They're on the bandwagon. Every generation, performance goes up ~40% while leaving the power usage the same. But they also make faster cards for people like you.

Don't complain about it if you yourself are part of the cause.

/me admires my highly overclocked 7900GS that guzzles power too.

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10 dollars per drive. Geekman would be saving 80 bucks. 8 drives man , wow...

This would be good for servers i guess... Having like a bajillion of these must hog the power.
Not really. Seagate drives already use significantly less power than WD. This just catches them up to Seagate.

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Originally Posted by The Bartender Paradox View Post
Imagine if you had a server/storage farm with THOUSANDS of hard disks. Saving $10 per drive per year will end up saving you tens of thousands of dollars per year, and thats just from this new hard drive.

EDIT: Oh, and Seagate did not purchase WD, they bought Maxtor, for those of you who were wondering.
Wow...if these can save $10 per year, just think of what having an Opteron would save you? You'd save nearly $160 more per year than a Core 2 Duo!

I don't totally believe the numbers.
     
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Who... cares? A hard drive is not going to save the environment, it'll take at least 2.
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Who... cares? A hard drive is not going to save the environment, it'll take at least 2.
I hope you have heard of the saying : Every little helps.
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post #17 of 33
Well, I dont really look at the bills anyayws..i just pay em...
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I hope you have heard of the saying : Every little helps.
I hope you read the thread carefully:

"Seagates draw a lot less power than WDs"

And I hope that you weren't serious...
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Well, I'm guessing WD is going to charge more for their newer drives - that's what Seagate does.

If I had to have a lot of HDDs running, I think I'd probably save more money by buying the old generation HDDs, and sticking some 54w solar panels on my roof.

But it's good for them to be improving. Any changes they make to the technology will take effect years down the road, which improves our sustainability very slightly. 6 watt drives are better than 10 watt drives, and 3 watt drives are better than 5 watt drives. Every little bit helps.
     
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I dont agree with you on that one, WD has some great drives and out of the two seagate are the only ones that I ahve had die on me (2 of them) out of four total. I have had over 10 WD drives without any failures.

The savings would be great for bigger companies/servers. Say you have 300 HDD's total thats about $3000 a year in savings. That could add up pretty quick. Even if you only have 100 HDD's.
This technology will help but what saves even more on the electricity bill is companies that have farms of HDs upgrading and splurging for the terabyte HDs that will replace several smaller HDs. That would probably cut more electricity than the green technology alone.
    
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