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Windows 7: Which internal Terabyte HDD?

29 Mar 2010   #31
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not sold on marketing of hard drives based on their power consumption. From what I have read, the Caviar Black models average about 10 watts of power while the Caviar Green models run around 6 watts of power. The difference of 4 watts of power is absolutely nothing when it comes to the rest of the components within a computer.

Instead of saving a few cents by using a "green" drive, I elect instead to use a "black" version and simply turn the computer off 2 minutes earlier and save even more power.


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29 Mar 2010   #32
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm not sold on marketing of hard drives based on their power consumption. From what I have read, the Caviar Black models average about 10 watts of power while the Caviar Green models run around 6 watts of power. The difference of 4 watts of power is absolutely nothing when it comes to the rest of the components within a computer.

Instead of saving a few cents by using a "green" drive, I elect instead to use a "black" version and simply turn the computer off 2 minutes earlier and save even more power.
The "green" might make more sense as an external drive, given a suitable enclosure.
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29 Mar 2010   #33
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If I were to buy a "green" series drive, it would be because of
1). lower temps
2). lower noise

I do value a fairly cool and quiet PC.
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29 Mar 2010   #34
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm not sold on marketing of hard drives based on their power consumption. From what I have read, the Caviar Black models average about 10 watts of power while the Caviar Green models run around 6 watts of power. The difference of 4 watts of power is absolutely nothing when it comes to the rest of the components within a computer.

Instead of saving a few cents by using a "green" drive, I elect instead to use a "black" version and simply turn the computer off 2 minutes earlier and save even more power.
Very well said.
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29 Mar 2010   #35
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
They call it "green" because they want all the tree huggers to buy it but they don't want people to know it doesn't run at 7200RPM so they don't list the RPMs.
The WD web site lists it as 5400-7200rpm. It varies depending on what is needed (don' t ask how it knows). I think they were designed for external use since they produce less heat and noise. I prefer the Black for better performance. My case fans are nosier and the fan keeps the drive cool. If just used for storage the Green would be fine, but for the OS the Black is better.

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