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Will it be problem to use wd green as primary hdd

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November 26, 2012 1:46:46 PM

will it be problem to use wd green as primary hdd. i know they are for secondary disk. as per reliabilty concern how will the black will be? how much difference is between green and black
November 26, 2012 1:52:50 PM

they are for whatever you want them for... it's like comparing a ford fiesta, mondeo and mustang, between the green, blue and black
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November 26, 2012 2:01:34 PM

how is reliability among black,blue,green?
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November 26, 2012 2:55:46 PM

not a factor IMO - it comes down to cost and amount of space you want
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November 26, 2012 3:02:43 PM

bng13 said:
how is reliability among black,blue,green?



The greens have a 90 day warranty and are considerably slower. The blue & black are both faster but the blue has a 2 year warranty where the black has a 5 year warranty. FWIW, I've been using WD exclusively for over 15 years and have yet to lose a bit of data.
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November 26, 2012 3:22:18 PM

I currently use a WD caviar green 2tb as my primary drive due to failed SSD and it isn't any noticeably slower than any other platter drive for normal use. Maybe only a tiny bit in load times in games. Check the benchmarks and you will see that the WD caviar green drives end up very close to caviar blue in read and write speeds.
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November 26, 2012 10:51:54 PM

thanks everyone for help

@ram it looks like green and blue both have same warranty period

BTW will it decrease the lifespan of hdd if i use green hdd as primary drive?
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November 26, 2012 11:03:03 PM

bng13 said:
thanks everyone for help

@ram it looks like green and blue both have same warranty period

BTW will it decrease the lifespan of hdd if i use green hdd as primary drive?



I'm glad you mentioned the warranty period. I looked it up right before I posted that but I was looking at refurbs. I thought it seemed short. Your warranty won't be affected by use as a boot drive.
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