Interesting, although my message about green drives was not meant to be a political or environmental position statement at all. Therefore, it ought not invite such further comments such as that above. We are discussing WD media players here, drives connected to them, etc. and not ways of “saving the planet”.
It was ONLY posted to point out that when it comes to hard drives, “green” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Green drives (at 5400 RPM) may possibly save a FEW cents a year in electric costs, but in so doing, they give up a lot of performance over a 7200 RPM drive. Suggest that anyone interested in what Seagate had to say about this (and why they’ve quit producing green drives) should read the link I provided.