Use WD Carvar Green in PVR


#1

Does anyone have any experience using a WD Caviar Green 1TB as a PVR expansion drive?   The sales person at my retail store said some people had issues, however I haven’t  been able to find much info on this.  I would prefer using the Caviar Green over the Black as is it will run cooler and consume less power, however I am concerned about potential problems when is spins down.  My PVR is a SA 8300 HD.


#2

Welcome,

I’d stick with a model recommended for your application.

WD AV Green


#3

Good suggestion, that was my first choice but unfortunately I can’t find any of the AV drives in stock anywhere and was wondering if the Caviar Green would do the job.  Unless someone has some experience I guess I will hold off until the AV’s become available


#4

Green:

http://www.amazon.com/WD-AV-GP-WD10EVDS-internal-SATA-300/dp/B00226WPBW

http://www.buy.com/prod/western-digital-av-gp-wd10evds-hard-drive-1-tb-7200-rpm-3-5-internal/q/loc/101/210673282.html

Non Green:

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD2500AVJB-Frustration-Free-Packaging/dp/B001344S9Q

You are probably lookng for something larger, yes?


#5

Thanx,   I didn’t see this before.  I think I will try the 1 TB drive green drive ‘wd10evds’.