Best kind of hard drive for heavy use?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Wed Sep 14 16:09:26 UTC 2016

On Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:09:54 -0500 (CDT), Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> Sure, if a green drive is unwanted, nobody should buy a green
>> drive.  
>Yes, nobody should. Still, they do

I bought my by accident, fortunately it doesn't matter, even while it's
a backup drive, for my home computer. But since I care that it doesn't
spin down and up too often, by allowing it to stay asleep and as a
backup drive I often disconnect it, the drive is already nearly 4 years
old, without every running into an issue. Anyway, next time I likely
would buy a case with an USB controller and a separated non-green
drive to mount into this case.


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