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Caviar Green vs Blue vs Black For Secondary Storage

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a c 289 G Storage
February 24, 2012 3:15:05 PM

Black. Green is slower (and being phased out), blue is mainstream, black is faster. Want a more responsive machine? Buy the faster drive.

And remember: Back up early, and back up often. To removable drives.
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a b G Storage
February 24, 2012 3:25:30 PM

What do you mean by "secondary storage"? If all you are going to put on it is data files, I would recommend the blue, as it is more economical. If it's for programs & applications, then load times become important, so go with the Black If it is strictly for backups, then go with the Green, as you will get more capacity per dollar.
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a b G Storage
February 24, 2012 3:29:07 PM

Green drives spin at 5400rpm at low work load and 7200rpm when needed. Blue are mainstream drives and spin at 7200rpm. Black also spin at 7200rpm but have larger buffers and can move data faster.
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February 24, 2012 3:31:26 PM

I will only be storing music, pictures, and school work on my hard drive.
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February 24, 2012 3:37:17 PM

Get the blue one trust me. better for perfomance (in this case) i mean storage and better for your pocket
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February 24, 2012 3:43:43 PM

Is blue cheaper?
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a c 371 G Storage
February 24, 2012 4:04:33 PM

Price wise: green < blue < black.
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February 24, 2012 4:12:31 PM

Alright, I have changed my HDD to a WD Caviar Blue 500GB HDD w/ 16MB Cache for $88 at NCIX USA. Thanks everyone!
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February 24, 2012 4:13:09 PM

Best answer selected by azeem40.
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February 25, 2012 3:58:41 PM

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