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  1. Welp!
    Off to buy a new one at Fry's and get Windows 7 while I am at it. I've noticed Western Digital has been sucking a lot lately. My 5-year old Seagate HDD, used as a secondary drive, is still alive and kicking and performing just like when it was brand new.

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    2. Bucket


      I'm also a lazy piece of shit on purpose. Doesn't make it desirable.

    3. Mr. T

      Mr. T

      OK, let me rephrase that.

      They are meant to be cheap, low-heat, low-noise solutions for (for example) a backup drive.

      That means they are good for their intended purpose. If you want fast, get an SSD :rolleyes

    4. Maes


      Planky said:

      Asides from low speeds, whats wrong with the green drives?

      Quite a lot of shit. For example, they include variable spindle speeds which are just prime lag/delay causes, and a head crash disaster waiting to happen. Also, since they are lower performance to begin with, they are made with higher tolerance/lower grade components.

      OK, some server nut or DBA might tell you that ALL "consumer grade" bargain-priced SATA hard disks are enormous pieces of steaming dung and horse shit compared to "server grade", full-price SCSI hard disks, and they'd be mostly right. Well, "green" HDs rank even lower than said shitty, consumer grade disks ;-)