[Ukfreebsd] "green" HDDs

dgmm 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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