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WD WD Green WDBAAY0030HNC-NRSN 3TB IntelliPower SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Green drives are inexpensive and for the ones who want some extra storage at a low cost and will not be running the system all the time.

Cons: Now if you actually use your computer and the rate of I/O is up there and the system is on 24/7 then the Green drives will fail, I have had Blues, Greens, Segate, Maxtor, Samsung and Hitachi drives all fail. However the drives I have noticed over the last 10 years with the highest fail rates are the Greens, then the Blues.

This is an easy fix, JUST BUY BLACKS, they have a 5 year warranty and I have 8 of them in various systems and no failures yet, (all drives will fail) I also have 4 Red NAS drives and some AV drives, but have not had them long enough to see how they hold up, they transfer a little slower than the Caviar Blacks

Other Thoughts: Green/Blue Drives = Safety deposit box for storage and access once a year to make a backup of personal stuff.

Black Drives = Everything else and actual computer use

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Display Name: Tristan L.

Date Joined: 10/14/13

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  • First Review: 12/27/13
  • Last Review: 12/27/13
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