Sustainability

Looking for a greener drive

We needed an external hard drive for the Zumio office, so we decided to run a bit of an experiment to see what was involved in finding a “green” drive. While we knew that in and of itself such a small purchase wouldn’t result in a significant environmental benefit, we saw it as a “test case” of sorts to see what would be involved to make an ethical choice for future hardware purchases.

After a bit of research, we identified the following green external hard drives to review:

Over the jump we discuss the (informal) process we went through, and our frustrations in getting the information we needed to make an informed decision.

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