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WD Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache (WD20EARX) (Old Model)
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- IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration.
- And caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.
- And offer best-in-class acoustics and operating temperature and 3rd generation SATA interface.
- WD Caviar Green hard drives reduce power consumption by up to 40%.
- IntelliPower - A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate.
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- Brand Name: WESA9
- Model Number: WD20EARX
- Hard Disk Size: 2 TB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 2
- Form Factor: 3.5-Inch
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From the Manufacturer
WD Green Desktop Hard Drives – Cool, quiet operation for efficient eco-conscious computing.
WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics perfect for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
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.
WD-certified packaging - All WD drives purchased from Amazon.com are shipped in WD-certified hard drive packaging. It is designed and fully tested to provide WD products with the highest of safety while in transit. With WD-certified packaging, you can rest assured that your WD hard drive will arrive safely, fully protected, in a non-descript, easy-open package.
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.
- Adding lots of storage in desktop PCs or external drives
- Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
- Environmentally-conscious individuals seeking reduced power consumption
Features at a glance
- 500 GB - 3 TB capacity
- SATA 6 Gb/s interface
- Reduced power consumption
- WD GreenPower Technology
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Specifically designed and tested for small office and home office, 1-5 bay NAS systems.
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Size: 2 TB
Top Customer Reviews
Here's a little background on my WD drive experience, to provide context for the review. For my particular usage and review of this specific product, hop further down.
My previous experience with other WD drives have been anywhere between 100 and 500gb drives, typically the WD Caviar Black or Caviar Blue series which are stout (Black being preferred). To date I still use a 250gb Black model which is almost 10 years old and has been in very harsh conditions, ranging from 0*-130* Fahrenheit sustained ambient temperatures, and has been submitted to multiple shocks and shaking around while in use. Needless to say, it's a proven performer and a very solid platform.
Enter the Green drive era.
The WD Green drives boast lower operating temperatures and of being quieter, which they accomplish by on-the-fly adjustment of the RPM of the spindles, which uses less power and produces less heat or noise in the process. Essentially these perform no faster than 5400rpm (some have suggested 5900), rather than 7200rpm, and they will cycle off or go into a low power state at various times.
Some might wonder why such a large drive with "environmental" features, can be so inexpensive compared to the Blue or Black series drives of the same (or less) size. Basically it boils down to reliability. Do your research on the WD Green drives on a lot of tech sites and you'll find that the first generation units had lots of issues because of their "green" features. For example, my experience below
This is my 4th WD Green drive of large capacity, the previous three being 1TB units and first generation. Two of the previous three are also dead, I might add. These 3 previous drives were purchased back in 2010.Read more ›
All modern OS's spin down the drives and it is better to allow BSD, Ubuntu, Windows or what ever else you are using to power down the drives in line with the OS's requirements rather than let the hardware do it, incessantly in this case. It's more than just a theoretical issue. I lost a ZFS RAID when one of four of these drives failed and system logs showed the redundant data had not been written correctly across the drives and pointed to the head parking issue timing it out. I had NO DATA LOSS as I understand a RAID is not back up, so I always have a set of back ups of all my data, however if you are using these drives in a small RAID NAS box in your home please take heed and always have a back up somewhere and do not rely on your NAS being sufficient. Please be paranoid when you deal with your data.
Anyway, my replacement drive for the above RAID was DOA. Another 4 weeks and I got a working one. Applied WDIDE3 to disable the 8 second shut down and have had no issues since.Read more ›
I have not had any of the green drives I own survive more than about a year or a year and half at most. Out of the 7 I now own, I have replaced all of them once. And I think I have to replace a replacement now as well.
If you're willing to risk the data you put on these drive getting corrupted, then you can save a few dollars but so far I have yet to have one of the green drives not die before the warranty expired.
If you think "hey it's under warranty, so no big deal" then you're not thinking it all the way through.
Having to replace a drive means losing files or data as well. It's not like replacing a video card or other component. You lose more than just time when a drive fails.
And there was no advanced warning of a failure on any of the drives. I only found out that a drive was starting to fail when I started seeing problems with files getting corrupted and the OS telling me that I had to do a file system check on the drive.
The replacement drives are not new drives. They are all re-certified drives. Which means they were all sent back as damaged and maybe WD fixed something before shipping it back out.
I originally started out with 4 drives at once to put in to a RAID device. I thought that since it was raid 5, it wouldn't hurt if a drive died. Well what happened was 2 drives started corrupting data at about the same time. Which meant the problem was not recoverable. RAID 5 can survive a single drive failure at a time but not 2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this in 2012 and it has been very reliable, quick, and all around a great buy!Published 15 days ago by JWJ87
I bought this drive back on July 15, 2012 and today on 01/18/2016 it has failed. I have 2 other WDC drives that where purchased years before this drive that have yet to fail. Read morePublished 26 days ago by challgren
Have disabled the energy saving firmware to prevent excessive head loading. New system just powers down.
These work OK once you remove the the lit fuse.
Two of these did not last long at all.. just over a year. At least they died within a couple weeks of each other so I could back up the data to a new drive.Published 2 months ago by Gremlin
Will not fit in ps4 this pulls up as a 2.5 inch sata by mistake it is really 3.5 inch 2.5 tb drive.... filter is just making a mistake with inchesPublished 2 months ago by silverghost