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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Are those "green" drives any good?
Date: Wed, 09 May 2012 08:49:20
1 Hi,
3 As some know, I'm planning to buy me a LARGE hard drive to put all my
4 videos on, eventually. The prices are coming down now. I keep seeing
5 these "green" drives that are made by just about every company nowadays.
6 When comparing them to a non "green" drive, do they hold up as good?
7 Are they as dependable as a plain drive? I guess they are more
8 efficient and I get that but do they break quicker, more often or no
9 difference?
11 I have noticed that they tend to spin slower and are cheaper. That much
12 I have figured out. Other than that, I can't see any other difference.
13 Data speeds seem to be about the same.
15 Please, no brand wars. I may get a WD, Maxtor, Samsung or some other
16 brand. I haven't picked that part yet. So far, I have had good luck
17 with drives. I think I have one doorstop so far. I have at least one
18 of each of the brands above too. Don't jinx me. I'm sure someone has a
19 horror story about some brand.
21 Thanks much.
23 Dale
25 :-) :-)
27 --
28 I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or
29 how you interpreted my words!
31 Miss the compile output? Hint:
32 EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--quiet-build=n"


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Are those "green" drives any good? Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Are those "green" drives any good? Tanstaafl <tanstaafl@×××××××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-user] Are those "green" drives any good? Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Are those "green" drives any good? Norman Invasion <invasivenorman@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Are those "green" drives any good? David Haller <gentoo@×××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] Are those "green" drives any good? Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>