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  1. Davros

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    WD green if anyone's interested
    the one I just installed
     
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    I much prefer the black or even blue ones, the green ones are the cheapest aren't they?
     
  3. Davros

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    no idea, i know black are the expensive ones
     
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    Yeah. Black is the "gamer" line, blue the economical, and green economical and environmentally friendly.

    I've had a lot of luck with the blacks, but you're right you pay a bit of a premium. For me the three I got have been worth it, I got 'em on specials. :p

    The blues I've had a lot of luck with too. I can't really tell a speed difference if they're both 7200rpm, but the blues are cheaper. I think it's a controller cache thing, but for me the practical result is black or blue is good as long as they're 7200 and green is bad.

    Still, "F". :(
     
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    There are only 2 types of hard drives, those that have issues at the early part of their life and those that have issues at the very end of their lifespan. It's a bathtub curve for hard drive mortality. The brands only slightly skew what percentage of drives fall into the early deaths. It's why everyone should exercise and test a hard drive fully before trusting it with their data.
     
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    I recently had 3 of the WD Green's die on me. But they were all about a decade old. That said, my Samsungs that are even older are still going strong, and I still haven't had a Hitachi drive die on me.

    Regards,
    SB
     
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