Western Digital’s Caviar GP hard drive

Most HTPC users have always preferred silence over performance when it comes to choosing hard drives. But what if you could have that silence while at the same time using less power? The Tech Report gives us a fairly lengthy review of Western Digital’s new GP (GreenPower) hard drives.

Tech Report

The GreenPower is the quietest desktop drive we’ve ever tested, by close to a decibel and a half at idle. When seeking, the GP is more than two decibels quieter than the next closest high-capacity drive. What’s more, it’s a whopping six decibels quieter than a Deskstar with equivalent capacity.