I need to get a 1 tb drives for storage and am thinking of purchasing the WD green drive, but am unsure of its reliability. I've always purchased the "black" drives and have never had one fail. Are the green drives reliable?
I have about a dozen of the 2Tb green WD drives on various machines for backup and have had since they came out and have never had any issues, so I would say yes they are reliable. They are a little slower to initially access since the heads park, but once they get going they work well for storage and produce less heat.