Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Thread: WD Caviar Green Slow Boot Problems

  1. #11
    ahallubuntu is offline Chocolate-Covered Ubuntu Beans
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Beans
    2,050

    Re: WD Caviar Green Slow Boot Problems

    S.M.A.R.T. has been a lifesaver for me. It has helped me catch corruptions very early and avoid any catastrophes. Google published a study a few years ago claiming S.M.A.R.T. isn't a great predictor of imminent hard drive failure, but it sure seems to improve your odds of catching a problem early. I check it religiously on my hard drives.

    I hope your other green drive is OK and boots up at proper speed!

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Beans
    277

    Re: WD Caviar Green Slow Boot Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by ahallubuntu View Post
    Oh, and I wouldn't recommend trying to install an OS on a Green drive myself - you can but even if you fix whatever performance conflict you now seem to have, at 5900 RPM you're not going to get good performance.
    I have two green drives and never had one issue with them, one has both win7 and Ubuntu on it and it works just fine

  3. #13
    ahallubuntu is offline Chocolate-Covered Ubuntu Beans
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Beans
    2,050

    Re: WD Caviar Green Slow Boot Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    I have two green drives and never had one issue with them, one has both win7 and Ubuntu on it and it works just fine
    Right, I have five WD green drives and only one of them has had any problems - and that was probably caused by my crappy power supply. Otherwise, all of them have worked beautifully for me in Ubuntu.

    But I don't use them for OS drives, and I don't recommend a green drive for an OS drive just because of the reduced performance vs. a 7200RPM drive. But you can certainly use a green drive for an OS. The most important thing is to make sure the partitions are aligned properly - should be automatic starting with Ubuntu 11.04 I think.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •