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post #21 of 29
I was doing some electrical testing this weekend with a 500GB WD Green and a 1TB F3 (103SJ). I had read the specs on the drives and wanted to see for myself if the samsungs were less power hungry than the wd green's.

At idle, since this is all I care about since they reside in a media server, here's what I found with my kill-a-watt:

WD Green idles at 3 watts
Samsung 103SJ ideas at 7 watts

Noise difference was not noticeable at all, nor any vibrations noted.

So can't comment on the other drives listed in this thread, but I was surprised to see the green's use much less power at idle. All the specs I read about the drives indicated otherwise.
post #22 of 29
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It is very slight. Your case needs to be silent or very quite to hear it. As soon as the drive would spin up it started. A constant vibration about every second apart. vrooom....vroom......vroom. It drove me crazy, so I sent mine back. If you don't believe me read about it here.
I got two Western Digital RE4's for RAID0 and and WD caviar Blue for backup. All those drives are nearly silent. There is NO vibration noise because the shaft is attached at both ends and you have to put your ear right next to them to hear them read and write. The older 640GB WD were very noisy during read / write, but at least no ANNOYING vibration noise.
IMO
It wasn't that I didn't believe you, only that I wanted more details as I hadn't noticed it. Thanks for the link.

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Originally Posted by capt_zman View Post
I was doing some electrical testing this weekend with a 500GB WD Green and a 1TB F3 (103SJ). I had read the specs on the drives and wanted to see for myself if the samsungs were less power hungry than the wd green's.

At idle, since this is all I care about since they reside in a media server, here's what I found with my kill-a-watt:

WD Green idles at 3 watts
Samsung 103SJ ideas at 7 watts

Noise difference was not noticeable at all, nor any vibrations noted.

So can't comment on the other drives listed in this thread, but I was surprised to see the green's use much less power at idle. All the specs I read about the drives indicated otherwise.
Comparing a Cav Green to an F3 is like comparing a Cav Green to a Cav Black. The 2TB F4 is a green 5,400 rpm drive like the Cav Green while the F3 is a performance 7,200 rpm drive. While your test is interesting it has absolutely no relevance to the question at hand.
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post #23 of 29
The Samsung F4 is on sale for $70 thru the 25th.... $10 cheaper than the WD (at least when ordering one drive).

http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/1019754-newegg-samsung-f4-2tb-69-99-a.html#post13555431

My vote is the F4. Nothing against WD, but I like Samsung a little more.
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If I wanted to use it for storage purpose (ex. DL a movie and reproduce it) would I notice any difference in performance or would it be valuable to get a WD black of 1.5tb for just 10 more bucks or it would be a better option to keep WD green with those 500gb extra?
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I went through this decision just a few days ago and had numerous freinds recommend the f4 over the WD. Bought the F4 for 80 and got 10 off for newcustomer10 code
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The WD Green 2TB has been $79.99 for a few months now. I picked one up at the same price with free shipping 3 months ago. I put in a dual bay external enclosure and it works well.
    
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post #27 of 29
Well, I always go for WD Greens... but I'm in Canada. Up here Spinpoint F4 2TB's cost close to $100. But if you know where to look, a WD Green 2TB is only $62.99 shipped...

HUGE difference in WD's favour. Makes it an easy choice.
     
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Even if you consider the costs apart from that, what about noise, and what I was asking about having it as storage device between GREEN (2.0kGb) and BLACK (1.5kgb)?
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Even if you consider the costs apart from that, what about noise, and what I was asking about having it as storage device between GREEN (2.0kGb) and BLACK (1.5kgb)?
The WD Black will be noisier. But not everyone is bugged by seek noise. Low grade humming annoys me more, so I prefer WD Blacks to Greens.
     
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