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Are WD Greens any good for gaming?

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Last response: in Storage
December 26, 2012 7:21:27 PM

I already have a 120 gb crucial m4 ssd for windows and programs but i dont have enough space to install many games so i want to buy a 1 tb hard drive to complement it. however i really dont want it to be noisy as my system is almost silent at the moment and i dont want to spoil that which is why im looking into WD Greens. The thing is ive heard about greens temporarily freezing games because they turn off when not in use and i dont want to have excessive loading times due to the hard drive being slow. Any advice would be great!

System specs:

Intel i5 3470 @3.80GHZ
AMD 6670 1gb ddr3
Corsiar Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz
Crucial M4 120gb SSD
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
Novatech Powerstation 400W Power Supply
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

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a b G Storage
December 26, 2012 8:05:22 PM

Green usually is for low power storage.

Blue is for daily computing.

Black is for power computing

Green and Blue have 2 years warranty, while Black has 5 years! :) 

If you want it for playing games, then go for the Black series, but I really do not know about noise, but have a look at this article: "Sound Proof Your Hard Drive",...

For a more detailed noise review see

I´d go with Western Digital WD Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb