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    Low power / Green Hard Drives


    I was wondering what hard drives I should buy for a server I'm about to deploy, I need to keep the power consumption down for the server and obviously hard drives play a part.

    I need two 1.5 or 2TB SATA 3.5 drives.

    Any suggestions?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2013

    Its a joke

    dont worry about that.
    buy the best performance or vfm in the market
    there is no thing called as green hard drive or low power
    its going to rotate at certain rpm
    plus hdd has a very low footpring in overall power consumption
    look for other components like smps,processor etc to save your power.

    somone will swindle you for this.Beware!

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    Nov 2013
    United Kingdom
    I would agree that HDD power consumption doesn't differ to a level where there would be an immediately noticeable running cost change, however if you are after HDDs that are Eco-conscious and have slightly reduced power footprint then you may want to look at WD Green drives.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    New York City
    Western digital green drives is what you should check out. I would also like to agree with Stradivarius you shouldn't worry about hard drive power consumption. You should consider using other components that are more green and less power consumption such as processor , GPU etc..

    Let us know what you choose to do and what parts you are going to use in this build.

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