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Bought a "Green" hard drive

Bought a "Green" hard drive

Postby NT50 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:49 pm

Well, in my new quad system I purchased one of the 400 gig "Green" hard drives that is suppose to be energy efficient.

Let me tell ya.... It uses less energy. That $#!@#%&# will almost shutdown during a short idle and then have to spin up and then spin down, spin up, spin down..... you get the point.

Anybody want an energy efficient hard drive?

My next one to replace this one will be a 150 or 300 gig WD 10,000 rpm that will use the crap out of electricity.


rant over..............
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Postby Treihydral » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:00 am

Haha.. I know exactly what you mean.

I tried one of those new "Green" drives.

It was quickly replaced with two 150Gb raptors.
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Postby Grav!ty » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:03 am

Does that cause a lot of lag time when working on something then Jeff?

You can't beat a raptor. Those energy saver drives still need to come to terms with user needs I think.

I wonder if SSD drives are the way to go if one really wants to be energy conscious?
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Postby NT50 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:07 am

I want SSD but still $$$$$

Yes I will be buying a Raptor and using Acronis to create my image...................

I hate this LAGGING hard drive.
Yes it laggggggggggggggssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

In XP64 it is not that bad but when I log into XP64 I play games and that is it.
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Postby augie » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:25 am

Jeez Jeff, so the drive does what it wants irregardless of OS settings? That's not 'green', it's just a PITA.
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Postby Malhovic » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:55 pm

Jeff, isn't there a setting in the BIO's where you can disable the spin down on the drive or at least increase the time frame before the spin down occurs? Most of the hard drives usually have utilities that you can download from the manufacturers website to disable/change settings on these HDD features.

Just a thought...

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Postby NT50 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:21 am

I'm not sure about the BIO....
This is a brand new MD and my other three HD's do not spin down like that. My XP64 on a different HD works great.

I'm debating on the Raptor 150 for my christmas present

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BTW Malhovic: It is nice to see you back.
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Postby Malhovic » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:41 pm

Nice to see you too NT50!

Check out the BIO's on the motherboard, you might be lucky.

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Postby freeagent » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:48 pm

you cant go wrong with raptors, they are pretty nice ;) ssd drives= cha-bling for a good one :(
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Postby nicksthegreat » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:11 am

who manufactures SSD drives? What is so good about them?
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