[Ukfreebsd] "green" HDDs
freebsd01 at dgmm.net
Tue Jan 11 12:28:30 GMT 2011
On Tuesday 11 January 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.
Neither of the above. It's simply that a quick browse around the web for 2TB
HDDs at a good price indicated that many if not most available are "green"
drives. Last time I bought an HDD, "green" drives didn't exist.
Anyway, the mix of replies seems to indcate that some won't touch with a barge
pole, some have no problems and some (at least one anyway) had to use a
In conclusion, it looks like the safetest route is to go with non-green HDDs.
Thanks to all who replied
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