Doesn't matter how fast the SSD is, it's not a drop in replacement yet. The Blacks have a better warranty and generally better build quality than pretty much any hard drive on the market. --- If they asked how I died tell them: Still angry.
Greens aren't worth buying, ever. They have the shortest lifespan by far, they have the slowest transfer rates, they have the worst warranty, and they are like 5 dollars cheaper than a blue and like 15 cheaper than a black but won't last anywhere close as long. If a Green lasts you more than a year or two you are lucky, I know first hand how big of pieces of crap they are --- Matthew 7:21 http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2492/gyenyame.jpg
No, they aren't drop in replacements. In some use cases the size very much does matter. Even if they were drop in replacements the argument that it's pointless to get better performance because something in a completely class is better still is just idiotic.
The red drives are mechanically the same as the greens btw, they just use different firmware. They also carry the same warranty. I've seen more green drives fail than anything that wasn't the old IBM deathstars. --- If they asked how I died tell them: Still angry.
Blue is just fine, not worth price difference or noise increase to go black. I have a 2x 1 TB blue drives and a 120 GB SSD for programs, I love it.
(Highly recommend the SSD by the way, would be worth it to even go Green and save the extra money for an SSD, or part of one) --- "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
Looking to upgrade also, and these are basically just storage drives. My question is--if you're going to be playing games from the drive, is it worth the jump to the Black driver or is Blue still sufficient? The warranty alone seems worth the price difference so far though. --- PSN: NoJ87 3DS: 3995-6590-2490 *PM if you add me