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Caviar Green vs Blue vs Black For Secondary Storage

What is better for secondary storage in general? My primary drive will be a Crucial M4 SSD. Thanks.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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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    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.
  4. I will only be storing music, pictures, and school work on my hard drive.
  5. Get the blue one trust me. better for perfomance (in this case) i mean storage and better for your pocket
  6. Is blue cheaper?
  7. Price wise: green < blue < black.
  8. 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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