Western Digital WD Green 3TB vs Barracuda 3TB Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Storage Last response: January 15, 2013 4:22 PM in Storage Share pirateslug January 15, 2013 7:58:57 AM 1st question: Hi. My question is which one is best suited for my needs? I'm going to use the harddrive for OS Windows 7, video games, movies, music, files and so on. And I leave my pc on for 1-2 full days before turning it off and letting it rest. Which one is most reliable and doesn't break? Or if there's a better harddrive let me know please. 2nd question: Does it matter what mode the BIOS is in which installing a new HDD/Windows 7? Does it matter if it's in RAID or another mode and if yes, which is the best mode and why? Thanks in advance! More about : western digital green 3tb barracuda 3tb manofchalk a c 94 G Storage January 15, 2013 3:02:40 PM The Barracuda, quite simply because for an OS drive you want performance. Green drives spin slower to save power, and are only really intended for storage purposes. You want the drive to be in AHCI mode. Simply because unless you intend to have the drives in RAID theres no reason to do that, and IDE limits its performance. jemm a b G Storage January 15, 2013 4:22:43 PM Green is for Low Power Storage, as stated above -- perhaps you want to have a look at WD Blue Series which are for Daily Computing, or still getting the Barracuda. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Seagate Barracuda 3TB vs . Western Digital 3TB ? Forum Which 3TB . WD Caviar Green or Seagate Barracuda Forum Western Digital Caviar Black WD 1001FALS vs Seagate Barracuda ST3100052 Forum HELP: Best SSD for caching a 3TB WD Green HDD Forum Seagate barracuda 3TB as 746 GB? Forum 2 Seagate Barracuda XT 3tb in raid 0 Forum 3TB western digital wd 30ezrx gives error on full format Forum 7200 rpm Seagate vs western digital " green " (1TB) Forum Wd green showing up as 746Gb vise 3Tb Forum 2TB WD Caviar Black slower than 3TB Caviar Green Forum Will a Western Digital 3TB work as a 3TB data partition on XP ? Forum Seagate Barracuda 2TB STBD2000101 or WD Caviar Black 1TB WDBAAZ0010HN Forum WESTERN DIGITAL Repair 3TB Forum 4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd Forum How to install a 3TB hard drive? Forum Digital Storm PC freezes with iaStor0 error Forum [Solved] Western Digital Blue 500gb SATA3 or Hitachi Deskstar 1TB SATA2 Forum [Solved] WD GREEN 1TB drive crashes windows bootup when connected Forum Western Digital External Drive Forum 250gb Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm Noisy Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !