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Anyone using Green drives here? What are the benefits?

by galentoh / January 10, 2010 2:03 AM PST

Anyone using Green drives here? What are the benefits? Please share your experience.

Feel free to post your comments/suggestions as well.

Thanks.

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well...
by C_Jones / January 10, 2010 4:03 AM PST

I've never used a green drive, but from my understanding all it is is that it uses less power (hence "green", to lower you're carbon footprint). Everything else works the same just the drive uses less power.

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I think green is a marketing misnomer
by Steven Haninger / January 10, 2010 4:22 AM PST

Generally, the ones I've seen with this feature have a shorter warranty. I don't know if this relates to quality standards that are relaxed in these or not. But, a drive that breaks and goes to the dump earlier than one that does not, loses some "green" appeal...or so I'd think. It takes energy to make the drive as well. It's only "greener" if the overall consumption of energy from manufacturing to disposal is less than one without that label. But earlier disposal can mean additional environmental impact and this makes it's "greenness" difficult to qualify.

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