Ask Ars: are "green" hard drives really all that green?

"Question: How much of a difference do "green" drives actually make in a system build? Do you save enough power for it to be worthwhile, or is it just a marketing gimmick? When a drive is "green," the designation usually just means that it runs on the slower side—5400 rotations per minute, as opposed to the more ubiquitous 7200 RPM. But in some cases, this slowdown can translate to drives that are quieter, cooler, and less power-hungry. We're not talking the same power savings as, say, switching to fluorescent light-bulbs from full-spectrum ones.

Happy Earth Day

"Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S.

MSI goes Green with Billie Jean King

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – September 1, 2009 – MSI, a world-wide leading manufacturer of computer components and systems, is excited to have been selected as the Featured Computer Sponsor for Billie Jean King’s GreenSlam GreenTernship Program. The mission of the GreenTernship Program is to provide today’s youth with Green Collar job training while providing the opportunity to gain hands on experience learning from top ranked green companies, organizations and individual leaders dedicated to the eco sports movement.

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