[Ukfreebsd] "green" HDDs

andy thomas andy at time-domain.co.uk
Tue Jan 11 07:03:57 GMT 2011


On Tue, 11 Jan 2011, Étienne wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 09, 2011 at 05:09:51PM +0000, dgmm wrote:
>
>> Has anyone used any of the so called "green" or "eco" HDDs?
>
> I don't know if you're after saving energy or being really green, but
> I'd just like to mention that most of the computers or parts that we're
> using need between 50 to a hundred times more energy to be produced and
> sent to you than the sum of what they will consume during their whole
> life. So if you get good reviews of these disks and just want to save a
> bit of energy, go for them. If you want to be really green and cut the
> energy cost of your installation, just make your hardware last as much
> as you can, whatever it consumes.

Absolutely! That's my philosophy too.

cheers, Andy

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