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Old 20th January 2010
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Originally Posted by J65nko View Post
Green drives from WD have a variable speed motor that can go as high as 7200 or as low as ... who knows.

The most annoying thing is that the "idle timeout" to park the heads is ... 8 seconds. In a desktop drive!! Talk about unnecessary wear and tear on the drive. Just browsing the web will causes the drive to thunk about, since Firefox has a 30s (or 10s?) "update the open tabs list" timer. So if you read a page for more than 8s, the drive will park.

I can understand having that feature in a laptop drive, where you don't want to be spinning the drive unless absolutely necessary. But in a desktop drive?

WD is going to be getting a lot of returns on Green drives.

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