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Caviar Green vs Caviar AV-GP

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Other than the obvious price difference, what's the actual difference between the two?

I'm considering scoring 2 of the Greens for a media server pc (will pretty consistently be streaming/downloading data) and am leaning towards the standard greens as I don't see any difference between the two and thus can't really justify they extra price.

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I believe the size of cache is the only real difference. I think the AV-GP is only available in oem packaging. Check the size of cache before buying and the voltage requirement. Some places like to sell you a drive tha twas actually meant to be in a "My Book". I have a 1TB Green drive and it stays room temperature where my 500MB Black drive actually gets mildly warm.
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