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WD Caviar Green 500mb

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July 14, 2010 5:24:59 PM

Hi all need advice from you guys. Is it advisable to use a caviar green as my main Hdd?

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July 14, 2010 6:18:33 PM

alcoholicmonkey said:
Hi all need advice from you guys. Is it advisable to use a caviar green as my main Hdd?


Only if you care more about power consumption than performance; they're best suited for storing data (e.g. home servers, video files, audio, etc).
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July 14, 2010 7:44:42 PM

If you need fast performance within the WD line, go for the Black line. Greens are good but run slower and hence deliver less performance, and cost less. But, for example, we have a machine whose only job is to download, store and play back video files of TV programs. No gaming, no demanding graphics or complex processing tasks. No 3-D Blue Ray HD stuff! It has WD Greens in it and they are plenty fast enough for that.
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July 14, 2010 8:52:11 PM

Greens aren't the best choice for a system drive because they automatically spin down after a few seconds of activity. The OS drive gets used intermittently as long as the system is up, so you'll end up with a lot of spin-down / spin-up cycles. It's probably not going to cause any issues, but some people seem to get really excited about it...
July 15, 2010 6:16:23 AM

Roger that! Thanks all have decided to spend a couple of bucks more to get the caviar black.
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