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Old 12-14-2009, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will a person see any performance difference between the 1TB Green WD and the 1TB caviar black WD?
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You mean Terabyte?

There will be specifications difference, I think the black have lower latencies or higher RPM, or even more cache.

Far as I know the green ones are more energy efficient and the black are more for high performance.
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blacks are faster but use more power and are a bit louder. Great for OS drive.

greens are slower using variable rpm's use less power and are more quiet. Great for Data drive.

So it depends upon what you want it for.
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The Black uses 7200rpm (rotations per minute) while the Green uses 5400rpm. The green consumes less power but lacks in performance, while the Black it's the opposite. You also have the WD Blue which is in the middle of the Green and Black.
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Black= somewhat slow
Blue= pretty slow
Green= extremely slow

Basically the Black series are the best performing WD drives excluding the pointless Velociraptor.
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You mean Terabyte?

There will be specifications difference, I think the black have lower latencies or higher RPM, or even more cache.

Far as I know the green ones are more energy efficient and the black are more for high performance.
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Black= somewhat slow
Blue= pretty slow
Green= extremely slow

Basically the Black series are the best performing WD drives excluding the pointless Velociraptor.
What is faster?
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WD Black!
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I need to clarify. What is faster than the WD hdd? Puddle jumper say slow, slower, extremely slow.
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SSDs
SAS drives (15000 and 10000 rpm)
SCSI drives (15000 and 10000 rpm)
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