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Ideal for someone looking to put a NAS together due to low temps :)

Supplied by WD so 2 years warranty on this too.

Hope this helps someone!

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#1
WD Green is not for NAS mate.
#2
pablomalin
WD Green is not for NAS mate.


Why not? As he said they run much lower temps. The reds are apparently for NAS but looking what most people say they aren't worth the extra money.
#3
HondaLad
pablomalin
WD Green is not for NAS mate.

Why not? As he said they run much lower temps. The reds are apparently for NAS but looking what most people say they aren't worth the extra money.
Had nothing but trouble with WD green in my qnap nas.

I thought the reds ran cooler when used constantly. The greens are marketed to use less power due to the power saving features like spinning down on idle. Would need to be disabled anyway for Nas use.
#4
HondaLad
pablomalin
WD Green is not for NAS mate.

Why not? As he said they run much lower temps. The reds are apparently for NAS but looking what most people say they aren't worth the extra money.
Greens are 5400rpm which means they are slower then your average 7200rpm drive.
I had one as a secondary (backup) drive which wasn't too bad, but for a main drive or anything where your constantly reading/writing data your better with a blue, red or black if your going with WD.
If your spending money on a good NAS array then your better going for something designed for NAS/server usage.
#5
pablomalin
WD Green is not for NAS mate.

How did we all cope prior to July 2012.

Red are optimised for NAS.
Green are not ideal due to being slow to engage but can be used in environments that don't require instant data access. Typically the average home NAS will cope fine with Green Drives.
#6
Green are fine if you disable/lengthen the head-parking (8 seconds) or you'll put too much stress on the mechanism. Red firmware is also supposed to have a few tweaks that help RAID scenarios (e.g. commands returning in a fixed time, etc.)

Also WD might deny warranty on a drive with thousands of running hours (by SMART) - by saying it's not rated for 24h use. I personally did have dealings with them but Seagate has denied warranty for such use.

IMHO temperature is not an issue within reason - what you don't want is temperature changes.

If you can spare the money, I'd go for Red just to be on the safe side.
#7
Had 2 Greens in a Zyxel NSA325 for a few months, no problem at all, though I only switched on Zyxel for a few hours at a time when needed as a file server. With all the hoohahs about Green or Red I swapped the Greens out for Toshiba DT01ACA200 7200 rpm, no more confusion about whether to use Green or Red as Toshiba has no such choice! The DT01ACA200 is a lot faster than the Green! I now put the Greens as backup drives in external enclosures.

DT01ACA200 is £53.57 from CCLonline

Edited By: splender on Sep 02, 2014 01:16

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