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Old December 28, 2008, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by chriskwarren View Post
I like Green under certain circumstances. Ie. I have Green in an external enclosure using USB so I don't think the spindle speed hurts me as much as the extra heat of a faster drive would.

As an internal, Black rules.
Yeah..technically that would be true. I have a 640 original(6400AAKS-which would be blue now), and a 640 Black(6401AALS). I see no discernible difference between the two, and they both bench pretty-much the same.The only difference is the Black's minimum transfer rate beats the Blue, with (a consistant)59MB/s vs. the Blue's 55-56MB/s.
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Old December 29, 2008, 05:44 AM
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Green is useful for mass storage, back-ups, or for external application (external enclosure), or if you are just an environmentally conscious person.

Otherwise black > all.

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Old February 22, 2009, 10:11 PM
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Thanks for all the useful info on the green vs. black vs. blue issue. I've been a Seagate user for years but (well, we all know how that story ends) ... I will definitely be purchasing "black"
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Old March 15, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by rjbarker View Post
Yep and you can thank Chilly for putting me (maybe yourself) onto this one..
Buy Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive

best price I've seen yet!
How reliable is Best Direct - read a few poor reviews about them
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Old March 15, 2009, 09:44 PM
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I've used them 3 times and no problems.
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Old March 15, 2009, 09:53 PM
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Blue has fast 320GB single platter drive. I believe the smallest black is 500GB. The 640GB Black and Blue aren't different by much.

Black has 5yr warranty, Green & Blue are 3yr.

EDIT: Just noticed that this is an old thread. Oops.
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