I read the HDD thread & I looked at Staples. The largest HDD they had on their website was a 1.5TB WD Green for $114.99. Also a couple 1TB drives: a WD Green for $109.99 and a WD Black for $139.99.
Micro Center has a 1TB Seagate Barracuda for $94.99 & a 1.5TB Seagate Green for $84.99 in-store only. CompUSA has a 1TB WD Blue for $89.99
From the reviews I've seen, the WD Blue was not rated very well. The 1.5TB Seagate Green was better, or maybe I should say less worse.
I've been reading the threads about Green vs. 7200 rpm drives. Obviously I don't want a slow drive, but I also don't want what might possibly be a noisier fast drive. From what I surmise, the WD Green is variable speed which might contribute to its lack of performance because it takes time to change speeds. Would this mean the Seagate Green which is 5900 rpm might be better because it's speed is fixed?
Presuming I'm going to get an SSD in the near future, is the Seagate Green a decent drive to start with since I do need storage space for OTA recording?