Just one tip for the future... Majority of sales of "green" drives can be attributed to people who buy them for their NAS and HTPC devices. Dedicating 6 pages to all sorts of performance testing, and not a single page to power usage, temperature and seek/idle noise testing is a bit daft.
I'm a little confused, why would you pick a low RPM hard drive like the green series over, say something like the WD black line?
Doesn't that lower RPM decrease the performance and speed your computer can access information?
And do green hard drives have a longer usage life because they spin slower, thus meaning less wear and tear or do companies design hard drives to last as long as possible and accommodate factors like speed the disk spin?
The greens use a little less power and usually make less noise. This is good for Living room boxes and where ever quiet is a plus.
I personally use faster 7200 RPM drives with 64MB Memory Caches on them because I like performance in a rotational drive first. It's just my own preference though.
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Oh, I see now. Thanks realneil
and Yeah in my current computer I've got a 1TB WD Black, at 7200RPM and a 64MB cache and 6GB/S transfer rate since I figured it'd give me the best speed for a spinning disk hard drive
I have a questions about the SmartAlign technology on this Seagate drive.
Let's say I buy this drive and use it for data only in a Windows XP system. After a few months, i decide to buy a new PC that runs on Windows 7.
Will I be able to still view and retain the data on this drive if I just plug it out of the win xp PC and plug it into the new Windows 7 PC?
Thanks in advance.
Any ideas to my question? Thanks
You should be looking on the Seagate support forums for this. Any problems people are having will be apparent there.
Seagate Paper on Smartalign Technology
I would just do it, but I would back the data up on another drive first. I don't think that you'll have any problems with it, but it's just a guess on my part since I haven't used XP for years.
I just found it strange because I read through the whole Seagate FAQs as well as the detailed introduction to SmartAlign. And I did not find any mention of the extremely common Scenario that i have suggested earlier.
I mean who would want to buy a hdd (for the storage of data, i.e. no operating system installed on it) that will be compatible with Win XP but loses all the data when used in a Windows 7 system?
Was hoping that Seagate would have clarified this Key and Common Issue with hardware reviewers.
I'm sure I'm not the only one that would be interested in the answers.
Thanks again for your help.
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