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Cool and quiet.
WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics perfect for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
Reduced power consumption.
Best-in-class power management technology delivers significant power savings and solid performance.
WD Green drives are innovatively designed and manufactured with lead-free, conflict-free and halogen-free materials to help ensure a sustainable future.
WD's commitment to sustainability - WD's green initiative goes even further beyond the product level, focusing on recycling and improving the cleanliness of the air, water and land.
Leading the way to green hard drives - WD led the industry in creating a new category of hard drives that use less power and helps to reduce the world's energy demands one computer user at a time. With over 100 million WD Green drives sold* customers using WD Green drives have saved the planet over 466 million kwh of power – nearly equaling the annual power production of a single coal power plant!
*Data reflects approximate drives sold as of June 2012.
Halogen free - In addition to being RoHS compliant, all WD Green drives are lead and halogen free, resulting in less pollutants getting into our environment.
Reduced rare earths dependency - WD's next-generation WD Green hard drives are built using less rare earth minerals.
Conflict-free materials - As a leader in hard drive manufacturing, WD proudly guarantees our hard drives are built with 100% conflict-free raw materials.
IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
NoTouch Ramp Load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Tested for compatibility - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.
The WD advantage - WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. On average, each new product goes through 600,000 hours of testing. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles. You can also call toll-free support 7 days per week in the U.S. and Canada. See the WD Support site for full details.
Upgrading your drive is easy - WD Acronis TrueImage, available as a free download on the WD Support site, enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get all the benefits of a new drive.
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.
Recommended use - WD Green hard drives are tested and recommended for use in PCs as secondary storage, external enclosures and other applications that require cool and quiet operation.*
*Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for home and small office 1-5 bay NAS systems and WD Enterprise hard drives for rackmount and >5 bay NAS systems.
Features at a glance
3.5-inch Retail Kit
|Solid performance |
and reliability for everyday computing.
|Cool, quiet operation |
for efficient eco-conscious computing.
|Maximum performance |
for power computing.
|Ideal for||Desktop PCs, external enclosures and certain industrial applications.||Custom-built enclosures and other applications that require cool and quiet operation.||Notebook computers.|
|Capacity range||500 GB||500 GB – 3 TB||1 TB – 2 TB|
|Compatibility||Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems||Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems||Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems|
the green drives burn out fast no matter what the size. I have had 4 WD green drives to burn out in 6 months use on all of them. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Soradore
This hard drive has the highest value. For the size, it is the cheapest available. In fact, Ebay sells a 5TB unit for $130 via GoHardDrive. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gene P. Louie
I have been using this drive for several years now and have not had any problems with it. I got this drive when my last hard drive decided to not work anymore. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Papa Didge
I'd had this Hard Drive running for 4 straight years and it still chugs along. Very silent and reliable.Published 5 months ago by Eric Fu
I bought five of these for a box of backup drives. Over a five year period, one has died. I guess that is about average. Read morePublished 9 months ago by James L. Davis
Western Digital is my go to hard-drive these days. WDs are fast, dependable and quiet and this drive is no exception.Published 11 months ago by cw