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I got the 2TB Green for 59.99 with Bestbuy's 50 off 100 on Monday. I think this deal on the Blue is just warm.

The green drive is okay for storage but you wouldn't use it as the boot device.

cohcoh said:   I got the 2TB Green for 59.99 with Bestbuy's 50 off 100 on Monday. I think this deal on the Blue is just warm.

I'm guessing you must reboot >10 times per day Otherwise, why would you "really" care how long it takes your system to boot. Maximizing performance for runtime makes a lot more sense if than optimizing it for boot.

Actually I'm cloning drives and it takes twice as long to clone to or from a "green" drive...

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wbrosche said:   I'm guessing you must reboot >10 times per day Otherwise, why would you "really" care how long it takes your system to boot. Maximizing performance for runtime makes a lot more sense if than optimizing it for boot.

wbrosche said:   I'm guessing you must reboot >10 times per day Otherwise, why would you "really" care how long it takes your system to boot. Maximizing performance for runtime makes a lot more sense if than optimizing it for boot.

It will be noticeably laggy if you use a green drive as your OS drive, not only on bootups. I don't mind waiting a few seconds every time I click on a folder on my 3TB WD green storage drive, but if I had to do that for every file I would go crazy. I personally only use WD black drives or SSDs for OS drives. I would use this blue drive as a staging / download drive and when it fills up I can move it over to my larger storage drives.

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cohcoh said:   I have a SSD for booting. The green drive is for storage only. If you need a quick boot,why not use an SSD instead of a Blue? I just think the Green is a better choice for the $$. It also comes with a 3 year wanrranty.

SithMaster said:   The green drive is okay for storage but you wouldn't use it as the boot device.

cohcoh said:   I got the 2TB Green for 59.99 with Bestbuy's 50 off 100 on Monday. I think this deal on the Blue is just warm.


If you only had 1 drive in a system, what 1 drive would you recommend that has storage and speed for $69.99 ?

I think this has the best all around bang for the buck for a 1 drive system.

I use a green drive as OS drive and set up all the temporary files/internet Cache to a ramdisk virtual drive. It runs like crazily fast. I also never shut down the computer. Just sleep. Cannot see anything wrong with it.

Logician1313 said:   wbrosche said:   I'm guessing you must reboot >10 times per day Otherwise, why would you "really" care how long it takes your system to boot. Maximizing performance for runtime makes a lot more sense if than optimizing it for boot.

It will be noticeably laggy if you use a green drive as your OS drive, not only on bootups. I don't mind waiting a few seconds every time I click on a folder on my 3TB WD green storage drive, but if I had to do that for every file I would go crazy. I personally only use WD black drives or SSDs for OS drives. I would use this blue drive as a staging / download drive and when it fills up I can move it over to my larger storage drives.

qqzj said:   I use a green drive as OS drive and set up all the temporary files/internet Cache to a ramdisk virtual drive. It runs like crazily fast. I also never shut down the computer. Just sleep. Cannot see anything wrong with it.

Logician1313 said:   wbrosche said:   I'm guessing you must reboot >10 times per day Otherwise, why would you "really" care how long it takes your system to boot. Maximizing performance for runtime makes a lot more sense if than optimizing it for boot.

It will be noticeably laggy if you use a green drive as your OS drive, not only on bootups. I don't mind waiting a few seconds every time I click on a folder on my 3TB WD green storage drive, but if I had to do that for every file I would go crazy. I personally only use WD black drives or SSDs for OS drives. I would use this blue drive as a staging / download drive and when it fills up I can move it over to my larger storage drives.


What is the purpose of that? Seems easier and cheaper to just get an SSD with a Caviar Blue storage drive.

SSD is still slower than Ramdisk. Also if you BT a lot, SSD and HD will be killed quickly. Ramdisk is the way to go.

JTausTX said:   qqzj said:   I use a green drive as OS drive and set up all the temporary files/internet Cache to a ramdisk virtual drive. It runs like crazily fast. I also never shut down the computer. Just sleep. Cannot see anything wrong with it.

Logician1313 said:   wbrosche said:   I'm guessing you must reboot >10 times per day Otherwise, why would you "really" care how long it takes your system to boot. Maximizing performance for runtime makes a lot more sense if than optimizing it for boot.

It will be noticeably laggy if you use a green drive as your OS drive, not only on bootups. I don't mind waiting a few seconds every time I click on a folder on my 3TB WD green storage drive, but if I had to do that for every file I would go crazy. I personally only use WD black drives or SSDs for OS drives. I would use this blue drive as a staging / download drive and when it fills up I can move it over to my larger storage drives.


What is the purpose of that? Seems easier and cheaper to just get an SSD with a Caviar Blue storage drive.

Can I use this one to replace my HP 250 gab sata 3 gb/shard drive for my HP 100b all in one PC? Thank you

Can I use this one to replace my HP 250 gb sata 3 gb/shard drive for my HP 100b all in one PC? Thank you

Too lazy to do a search huh ?

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wendymei said:   Can I use this one to replace my HP 250 gb sata 3 gb/shard drive for my HP 100b all in one PC? Thank you



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