I have some more things to ask, since I have now decided to go for a 1TB internal SATA drive. This is in continuance with the thread. However, if I should have posted this as a new thread, then sorry in advance
I went to inquire about the hard drives today. Seagate and WD are the ones available.
As I am interested in WD, I inquired about it. The one they showed me was WD Caviar Green 1TB drive, with 64 MB cache(model WD10EARS).
Price difference between 500 GB, and 1 TB is not much, so I am thinking of going with 1 TB drive.
I did not pay much attention to the color green at that time, and I did not ask if any more models were available, as I thought he must be showing what's available, and whats best.
However, when I came and looked on the internet for the drives, I now see that there are 3 models in Caviar... green, blue, and black.
I read a bit, and came to know that green uses less power, is less noisy, and efficient, but, its only 5400 RPM. The blue and black ones are having 7200 RPM. But, black one is noisy, and uses more power.
On the forums(here too), and some reviews that I read, they suggest that Caviar Green should be used for storage and backup etc, but otherwise its a good drive.
My friend needs to do a lot of video editing and photo editing work. Will Caviar Green do?
Also, I inquired again, and came to know that Caviar Blue is not available, and Caviar Black is quite costly
So, we might have to go for Caviar Green, or Seagate 1 TB. Which one will you recommend using?