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WD has greened up its freshly minted 2TB SATA drive by focussing on reducing power consumption. With a 64MB cache and dual processors, WD says its WD RE4-GP hard drives have as much as a 25 per cent performance improvement over the previous generation. It says the drives reduce power consumption by up to 50 per cent over …

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  1. David Haworth

    for use in NAS's

    Is all this green technology worthwhile in a NAS? I'm thinking of getting something like a netgear readynas and would be looking to put 4 drives in it. "green" drives like this I would hope would be cooler, thus requiring less fan speed, as well as consuming less power.

    would the software on such a device negate the special stuff through? I don't know if all this stuff requires driver/OS support to really be useful?

    anyone know?

    David

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    wont be much use

    if the RIAA get their way....

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Sad part

    Is that I need a handful of these....best get busy and win the lotto.

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