Green drive too slow for media PC?

Discussion in 'HTPC' started by Arch-Angel, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. mike-s

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    Absolutely, couldn't recommend this strongly enough.
     
  2. bojo

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    3rd 4thed and 5thed.

    This way you have a nice MEDIA drive, which can be taken when that pc/hdd etc karks it, and transplanting into your new media PC :)

    Seriously. Done this soo many times, hell even useful for just reformatting the OS everynow and then.
     
  3. issa2006

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    no..

    im using a wd 1.5 tb adf drive + software thats slows the rpm down a bit(head seek noise), its fine i get 86mb/sec avt hdtach on intel (x45 chipset)
     
  4. flain

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    what software slows down the rpm?
     
  5. HyDrA

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    The green drives are more than enough for a HTPC - I have several and after switching off the bloody idle head parking "feature" they have been working great!

    There are times where I record 6 telly shows at once while watching another and it doesn't break a sweat.
     
  6. Dropbear

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    jesus dude, you should get 40MB/sec on a green drive...

    thats probably 10x what you need to stream HD MKV...
     
  7. Synjin

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    Where did this rumour that green drives are no good for streaming come from?
     
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    Arch-Angel

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    I heard it

    Have installed a Green drive in my HTPC and it's working beautifully so far :)
     

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