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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-22152245-L0E

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This or 2TB WD Green for $69.99? Which ever drive I get will be going into a home server.
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This or 2TB WD Green for $69.99? Which ever drive I get will be going into a home server.
Green's have slower speeds, thus, using less power.
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Green's have slower speeds, thus, using less power.
From spin up when accessed yes. However once active they aren't bad for streaming and file access.
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Green's have slower speeds, thus, using less power.
Yup. O'er Xmas I bought an F3 and a WD Greenie 1TB...the Spinpoint wails on the Greenie.
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Yup. O'er Xmas I bought an F3 and a WD Greenie 1TB...the Spinpoint wails on the Greenie.
I would never use the WD Green as a main drive.... I have several F3's and an eye on an SSD for the new rig I am building. The 2TB drives will be going in a home server.
post #7 of 19
I wouldn't recommend any of the WD Caviar Green drives for server situations due to their head-parking. (IIRC)

Caviar Greens, do, however, make very good desktop storage drives and acceptable main drives for many net-top/productivity/entertainment (non-gaming) desktops. (IMO).

Samsung Eco drives are good for any of the above & Seagate LP drives are as well but your "lemon" risk seems to be higher with Seagate since the 7200.11 Baracudas.
Edited by EvilGenius007 - 1/18/11 at 12:56pm
    
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This drive is BRILLIANT and benches read/write speeds almost the same as my older WD Black 640gb OS drive, whilst running very cool. I HIGHLY recommend this drive.
 
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I would never use the WD Green as a main drive.... I have several F3's and an eye on an SSD for the new rig I am building. The 2TB drives will be going in a home server.
I buy what is on sale...one week it was the WD Greenies on The Egg, then the next it was the Spinpoints on SuperBiiz....after playing with the Spinpoint I felt like an Idot for buying the Greenie. But I ended up not plugging it into my machine and hid it in someone else's who won't notice that much of a difference.
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post #10 of 19
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I buy what is on sale...one week it was the WD Greenies on The Egg, then the next it was the Spinpoints on SuperBiiz....after playing with the Spinpoint I felt like an Idot for buying the Greenie. But I ended up not plugging it into my machine and hid it in someone else's who won't notice that much of a difference.
I would feel like an idiot too. Greens are 5400RPM. They feel roughly like laptop drives.

F3/Black for OS, Green/F4 for storage of FRAPS videos and stuff.
     
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