Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:44 PM
In most typical computers, theres no real difference between the green and black hard drives (ive used several, liked them all) However, since your using it as a HTPC and you will be doing a lot of hard disc searching, the added performance of a black drive would be very handy. What the green drives do in essence, is when their idling they slow down-don't spin as fast. When you go to look for something they spin up, and continue spinning while your actively using it. So for a standard computer user or even light gamers, you might see a slow initial load but after that you won't notice any difference. But in your case since you will be watching movies-you will load one, then watch it, then an hour (after its idled down) youll look for another one-etc, and having that initial load time will get annoying, while a black drive will maintain that 7200 rpm constantly giving you a faster load time. So I agree with rotor on this one-if you go western digital, go with one of their black drives for your system.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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