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 104 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 Which 3TB. WD Caviar Green or Seagate Barracuda Forum ChkDsk Help for a Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green Hard Drive Forum Western Digital WD30EZRX (3TB) shows as 2TB only in Windows 8 x64 Forum SolvedSeagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB VS Wetsern Digital Red NAS 3TB Forum 3TB western digital wd30ezrx gives error on full format Forum SolvedWestern Digital Green 2TB vs. Black 1TB vs Seagate Barracuda 2TB Forum SolvedWestern Digital WD10EZEX 1TB v.s. Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB Forum Solvedseagate ST1000DM003 vs Western Digital WD Green WD10EZRX Forum Solvedseagate ST1000DM003 vs Western Digital WD Green WD10EZRX Forum Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS vs Seagate Barracuda ST3100052 Forum SolvedWestern Digital 2TB or 3TB For Backup Drive Forum SolvedI have a Western Digital 3TB external hard drive connectivity issue. Forum Solvedpartition WD green 3tb in windows 7 64bit Forum SolvedInstall windows 7 in wd green 3tb Forum SolvedTwo 3TB Western Digital Hard drive GPT partition Lost after boot Win7 Forum Samsung F3EG HD203WI vs Western Digital Green WD20EARS Forum HELP.. Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS 1.5TB vs Western Digital Forum WD black 1 TB, Seagate Barracuda 3TB, or Toshiba HDKPC03 DT01ACA100 1TB Forum Western Digital My Book 3TB hdd eats my data! Forum SolvedWD Green 3TB Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !