The thing that bites me about the "green" drives is that they don't use enough less power
to be concerned over the difference.
Like I said above my WD blacks use less power than the drives they replaced, by about 40%
So worrying about the 5-7% they don't save....
If I want to save power on pure storage drives I'll unplug the damned things rather than worry about the power they use during that 40min a week that they are actually running... There's more than one way to be "green"
Giving MY "green" to someone else for a drive with a different colored label isn't my idea of a good way to do it.
BTW, my active drives shut down after 10min of not being accessed
I can actually hear them spin up when I call for a file on one of the 750's
So how much power are my drives using most of the time?