I was looking to buy a new hard drive and I saw the Western Digital Green Drives are classified as being for "Low Power Storage?" What is "Low Power Storage" and what could I use this drive for if I purchased it? What should I NOT use a "Low Power Storage" drive for?
asked Feb 15 at 13:20
This means the drive is more oriented toward energy efficiency. Uses less power while being accessed and also less power while idle. You can use it just like any other drive for normal day to day use.
The lower power is achieved in the hardware and probably at the cost of some performance so for normal use it's fine, but if you're looking for high performance and speed then you probably wouldn't want to go with a green drive.
answered Feb 15 at 13:35