Are you thinking of the environment when you’re downloading movies from bit torrent to your 1 TB hard drive? Me either. Whether it’s green or not doesn’t appeal to me. It’s how much of a drive I can afford for what I’m willing to spend. For corporations this is another matter. If they can present a green image this can definitely sway consumers regardless of whether they believe it themselves. Green technology, saving the planet, while taking your money. So which drive would you buy? The drive which costs more but is green friendly or the cheaper one which uses 5% more energy over a year?
“The second generation terabyte hard drive is here. Wondering whats different from the “first-generation”? Well, according to Hitachi, its second generation Deskstar drive is much more energy efficient than the earlier version. Touted as the “world’s most energy efficient” hard drive, the Deskstar 7K1000.B is the first product of the new “Tera Era”. It comes with 1 terabyte storage capacity and provides 7,200rpm rational speed. Hitachi said, its new three-disk design improves idle power consumption up to 43 percent over its 1TB predecessor, which was already among the industry’s most energy efficient hard drives. Also, it provides increased protection against data loss and piracy via Bulk Data Encryption.” (link)