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Old 07. Sep 2013, 04:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I had a 1 TB WD Green that failed after a month. There are comments in several hardware forums and online retailers such as newegg about the green drives failing.
The Western Digital site has this to say about the Green drives:

"WD Green hard drives are designed for use as secondary drives in PCs, for external enclosures and other applications for which low noise and low heat are beneficial."

So, don't use it as an internal hard drive and don't use it too much or you'll overtax its delicate sensibilities. :-O
I replaced it with a 1T Seagate ST1000DM003 SATA- the Seagate drives whose numbers end in .11 (such as
7200.11) are not reliable but there seems to be no problems with the others. I haven't had a bit of trouble with mine.

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