Solved Cavier green or cavier black Tags: Hard Drives Green Power Storage Last response: May 9, 2012 4:14 PM in Storage Share Antonythegamer July 24, 2010 2:23:39 PM hello,what is the difference here,becasue i know the cavier black uses more power compared to green which uses less.but do they do the same job? More about : cavier green cavier black treefrog07 a b G Storage July 24, 2010 7:05:54 PM The green use less power than the black, plus many are 5400 rpm instead of 7200 rpm. Best solution sminlal a c 415 G Storage July 24, 2010 11:31:46 PM Share The basic tradeoff is power vs. speed. The green drives spin more slowly and they automatically spin down after several seconds of inactivity. Choose a black drive for the OS where performance is more critical. Green drives are well suited to be backup drives or bulk storage where you need space but not speed. Related resources Is it normal for W.D. Cavier Black to be noisy?! - Forum Western Digital Cavier Black v.s. Seagate 7200.12 - Forum How is the quality of WD Cavier Blue - Forum WD 740GD Raptor vs WD 1TB cavier black for new system - Forum Three 334GB partions is the best for 1TB Cavier Black - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Antonythegamer July 25, 2010 9:38:42 AM ok thank you Antonythegamer July 25, 2010 1:26:25 PM Best answer selected by Antonythegamer. tlm550 May 9, 2012 4:14:52 PM There is no such thing as a "Cavier" drive from Western Digital. They are called "CAVIAR" drives. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Wd cavier blue temperature too high Forum WD Cavier Black Low Performance? Forum Western Digital Cavier Black or Seagate 640GB? Forum WD BLack Cavier 1 TB 6 GBPS vs WD Black Cavier 500 GB 3 GBPS Forum WD Caviar Green for gaming help Forum When I hit power button, screen goes black PLS HELP Forum Tom's Hardware Member System Gallery Forum [SOLVED!] System Image with an SSD and HDD -- Backup? Forum Haf x setup with pictures Forum ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE Sata positioning Forum Should i rely on my ssd? Forum New rig! Help? Forum Best SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum WD Caviar Green 500mb Forum WD 640 Black - low HD Tune benchmarks Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !