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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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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

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wont be much use

if the RIAA get their way....

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Sad part

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

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