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Phobia December 27, 2008 09:58 PM

WD black or green, or other colours?
 
Hey, just wondering which one is better.. black or green. I think i've decided to buy my first WD drive. I've just heard so many things about Seagates failing right now.

chrisk December 27, 2008 10:01 PM

I have a WD Green drive in my external enclosure and the thing runs really cool...I had a Seagate in their prior to it and the case was much hotter. the Seagate failed on me as well..but like I said, the WD Green drive barely makes the enclosure warm.

Chilly December 27, 2008 10:02 PM

Green = Low power consumption, low noise, lower performance(still pretty dam good thou), low price.
Blue = Average power consumption, moderate/low noise, good performance, average/good price.
Black = Average/Higher power consumption, higher/moderate noise, amazing uber performance, higher/decent price.

Thats the gist of it. I want to make a small note, while the Blacks ARE noisier/higher power consumption than the Blues/Greens, its a negligible difference.

Phobia December 27, 2008 11:40 PM

Theres no point in doing anything half assed... black it is :)

rjbarker December 27, 2008 11:53 PM

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!

Phobia December 28, 2008 01:36 PM

135? ncix has it for the same price :P

Chilly December 28, 2008 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phobia (Post 132218)
135? ncix has it for the same price :P

NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - WD1001FALS In Canada.

Nope, its 138.99 on sale at NCIX, BestDirect is still $4 cheaper :thumb:

486 December 28, 2008 08:27 PM

Black is new black.

enaberif December 28, 2008 09:29 PM

Green isn't good; Green will run between 5400 and 7200 with the average being closer to 5400

chrisk December 28, 2008 09:40 PM

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.


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