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Ive read alot about this problem with green drives and WD had a firmware fix but according to their site, my drive is not included in the list for that firmware. But i get the very short pause at times and its annoying. Often in crysis and BFBC and SC2.
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......tell me your not running an OS with games and stuff on a Caviar green drive?

its highly not recommended iirc, cause green drives are designed more of a storage/media server drive as they spin down when they're not active more often than normal hdd's and are designed to save power hence "green"

only thing i can think of is to not use a "green" drive ever unless your using it to store movies or music or anythign that is big
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......tell me your not running an OS with games and stuff on a Caviar green drive?

its highly not recommended iirc, cause green drives are designed more of a storage/media server drive as they spin down when they're not active more often than normal hdd's and are designed to save power hence "green"

only thing i can think of is to not use a "green" drive ever unless your using it to store movies or music or anythign that is big
This. Use a blue or black drive.
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I play the majority of my games from a green drive. I only notice slightly longer load times, that's about it. Can't say I've had pausing.

SC2/Crysis/BC2 work just fine.
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I play the majority of my games from a green drive. I only notice slightly longer load times, that's about it. Can't say I've had pausing.

SC2/Crysis/BC2 work just fine.
probably cause he's using a single green drive

windows will be writing log files or whatever at the same time while your playing

you have a separate ssd boot drive and then separate green drives

i dont' think this would effect you, only OP since he's only using 1 drive
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Sorry guys but im using green as my os drive. I know its bad but im holding out till i can get SSD. Right now im stuck with it and i want to fix that pausing problem, i know its the drive because the red LED flashes and the drive becomes overly noisy during the pause. Im using 3 drives, two of them are old 2007 WD drives that i cant depend on so i leave them for storage.
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Sorry guys but im using green as my os drive. I know its bad but im holding out till i can get SSD. Right now im stuck with it and i want to fix that pausing problem, i know its the drive because the red LED flashes and the drive becomes overly noisy during the pause. Im using 3 drives, two of them are old 2007 WD drives that i cant depend on so i leave them for storage.
Have you changed the drive power management settings?
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Im using 3 drives, two of them are old 2007 WD drives that i cant depend on so i leave them for storage.
Personally I would use the 'unreliable' drives as the OS drive and keep your storage on something you can depend on. Storage is generally more important than an OS drive if you keep backups or media on it.
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Gah @ double post.
Stupid browser hang, I even refreshed the thread and the original didn't show up until I hit post
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Personally I would use the 'unreliable' drives as the OS drive and keep your storage on something you can depend on. Storage is generally more important than an OS drive if you keep backups or media on it.
ill keep that in mind but the 2007 ones are probably as slow. But i was under the impression that green drives were "good enough". Thats why i got them, and the fact that they were green was cool too.
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