Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Green Harddrives

12 May 2010   #11
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Very handy comparisons including temps at the site below.

Benchmark Results: Temperature And Sound Level : 1.5 TB Low-Power HDDs: Green Gets Big

These beauties deem to run pretty cool, all of them.




Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 May 2010   #12
sergiogarcia9

 

I've heard that these "green drive" have some kind of hibernation program when they are not used, can someone confirm if thats true? Kinda being the reason i haven't even considered a green drive lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2010   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I believe some drives spin at 7,200 when used, but slow down to 5,400 when not in use.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


12 May 2010   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, the green drives spin down sooner when not in use, to save power. Unfortunately, that also puts additional wear and tear on the drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Yes, the green drives spin down sooner when not in use, to save power. Unfortunately, that also puts additional wear and tear on the drive.
Of course, so does using the drive, formatting the drive, defragmenting the drive, etc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2010   #16
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Yes, the green drives spin down sooner when not in use, to save power. Unfortunately, that also puts additional wear and tear on the drive.
Of course, so does using the drive, formatting the drive, defragmenting the drive, etc.
Yes, I agree, but what is your point?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2010   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

After pondering the points in this article, I think that I'm going to go black, instead of green:

http://hothardware.com/Articles/WDs-...Pay-Attention/

Looking at the temps in Bill2's screenshot, it doesn't appear that they are running any cooler than my current drives. Of course, I have no way of knowing the environment, or the method of the tests.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2010   #18
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Yes, the green drives spin down sooner when not in use, to save power. Unfortunately, that also puts additional wear and tear on the drive.
Of course, so does using the drive, formatting the drive, defragmenting the drive, etc.
While that might be the case, Green drives would, die faster, because they slow down in speed when they are not in use. That makes sence to me
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2010   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Yes, I agree, but what is your point?
My point is that I don't think worrying about this excess wear and tear is really worth it. My reservation about getting a "green" drive, would strictly be based on reduced performance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Green Harddrives




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Computer randomly turns off with green blinking green light on power
So today I was just watching a YouTube video, not gaming, not doing anything too intensive. Suddenly my computer shuts off with the power button blinking green. No BSOD, just powered off and won't turn back on. I tried unplugging the power cable and holding down the power button for 30 secs with no...
Hardware & Devices
got two harddrives one disappeard
hi,I have a Dell studio 1749 and it has two harddrives (500 gb each SATA) my c: drive is fine but the second harddrive (d:) all of a sudden disappaerd.I no longer see it in windows explorer or the disk management mmc snapin even this commanddiskpart listlists only one disk diskpart rescan doesn't...
Hardware & Devices
Problem with USB Harddrives on Win 7 64 Bit
Hi guys, I have optimeced my System since 3 days within Windows 7 64 Bit (OEM Version) as my new OS. After I plugged in my 1 External USB Harddrive (WD MyBook) Windows say that the Drive is a Unknown Device in the Equipment Manager. In the Data media administration the harddrive is not...
Hardware & Devices
What is vc_red on my harddrives
I keep find vc_red on my hard drives. what is vc_red? is it some kind of virus?
General Discussion
Oddball Harddrives
With the third failure of some Seagate HDs that I have had, I'm looking for a new replacement HD. From what I have found so far, it seems that the cheapest in the 1TB range is Hitachi, or possibly Samsung. Neither of these seem to be popular choices, but since I've added Seagate to my blacklist,...
Hardware & Devices
Sleepy harddrives x64
If my harddrives is stopped be the powerscheme, and I then put the PC to sleep, then when it wakes up again the harddrives is starting up, and therefore I miss e: f: g: and h:. I can get it back by a restart or by deactivate the ATA crontroller and then activate it again. My C: and D: drives is on...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App