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I have an SSD as my os/program drive. My directories for docs/music/videos/downloads is to my 1TB HDD.

That HDD used to be my boot drive (it's a good drive, 7200 rpm, etc).

I am just curious as I'm considering getting a 2TB HDD to replace it, and those tend to be slower due to green or w/e.
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Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post
I have an SSD as my os/program drive. My directories for docs/music/videos/downloads is to my 1TB HDD.

That HDD used to be my boot drive (it's a good drive, 7200 rpm, etc).

I am just curious as I'm considering getting a 2TB HDD to replace it, and those tend to be slower due to green or w/e.
2TB drives will only be slower if you do buy the "Green" version as opposed to the Black version (speaking of course in WD terms here). Actually, if you buy a 2TB drive, it should be faster than the comparable 1TB (assuming all of the specs are the same apart from the amount of space, obviously) because the 2TB has higher density, so more data can be accessed per the same amount of revolutions and head movements.
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Anything where you dump data that doesn't have an intensive use, call it a game installation folders, movies, pics from the holidays, and that kinda stuff.

Caviar Blues, SpinPoint F3s, Barracuda 7200.12s qualify.

Caviar Greens are sometimes too slow (in terms of access times), Blacks are too loud for a storage disk (they qualify more in an intensive use non boot HD).
   
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What qualifies as intensive? I won't want my docs,music,vids,download folder, etc to be slow.
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Western Digital Caviar Black>Samsung Spinpoint F4>Western Digital Caviar Green.

The Samsung F4 would suit your needs just fine.
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