i was curious what is the spindle of the western digital green 1TB drive link text

its not written anywhere and i believe its less then 7200 but how much ?


You're right, it's 7200RPM:

Storage Hard Drive

Buffer Size:             32 MB
Capacity:                1 TB
Compliant Standards:     S.M.A.R.T.
Data Transfer Rate:      300 MBps
Features:                IntelliPark, IntelliPower (5400-7200), IntelliSeek, 
                         Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), StableTrac
Form Factor:             3.5" x 1/3H
Form Factor (Short):     3.5"
Hard Drive Type:         Internal hard drive
Interface:               Serial ATA-300
Interface Type:          Serial ATA-300
Non-Recoverable Errors:  1 per 10^15
Spindle Speed:           7200 rpm
Start Stop Cycles:       300,000 

CDW Canada: info is under Technical Specifications.

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    It says "IntelliPower (5400-7200)", does that mean the speed changes? (also it's "you're", not "your") – davr Nov 6 '09 at 23:43
  • i think its variable speed anyway i like this drive since it dont get hot and so it will live longer then a black or blue one :) – Karim Nov 7 '09 at 6:55
  • Well it turns out "YOU'RE" correct davr. Who knew... seagate.com/docs/pdf/whitepaper/mb_intellipower_exposed.pdf According to the "anti- marketing" of the competition - Intellipower is a fancy word for slow. Read the PDF at that link and it will explain. News to me, but informative. – Holmes Nov 9 '09 at 13:41
  • davr is correct on this. The green drives are variable speed drives. – Troggy Mar 17 '10 at 8:21
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    @Artem Tikhomirov Err... no they're not. – Connor W May 24 '11 at 19:24

IntelliPower drives' speed is fixed between 5400 and 7200 an manufacturing time. Actiual speed is determined as result of power consumption, noise and head emission testing.


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