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WD Green 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZRX

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  • WD Caviar Green hard drives reduce power consumption by up to 40% and offer best-in-class acoustics and operating temperature.
  • IntelliPower - A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.
  • IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration.
  • 1 TB capacity holds up to 200,000 digital photos, 250,000 MP3 files, and 120 hours of HD video.
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • 2 year limited warranty.
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Technical Details

Capacity: 1 TB
  • Hard Drive: 64 GB Serial ATA-600
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Product Details

Capacity: 1 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 1 inches ; 7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006GDVREI
  • Item model number: WD10EZRX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,240 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 30, 2011

Product Description

Capacity: 1 TB

WD Green Capacity Storage Desktop Hard Drive

Cool, quiet operation with massive capacity.

WD Green

The advantage of cool & quiet
Heat has a large impact on the overall reliability of a HDD's life over time. It can also lead to increased power consumption, the requirement of additional fans and increased fan operation, increased noise levels and the increased chance of failure. WD Green drives come equipped with WD GreenPower Technology which allows the drive to operate cooler with increased overall reliability.

Power management with performance
Best-in-class power management, reduced heat output, and next-generation technologies such as IntelliSeek offer a perfect balance of performance and power, making WD Green a leader in performance when compared to the competition's 6 TB HDD.

Reliability with an increased lifespan
Quiet acoustics, reduced vibration and advanced 4K HDD formatting makes WD Green a stronger solution when compared to the competition and perfect for PCs and external drive applications. WD Green also features a Dual Stage Actuator, which delivers higher precision motion for 2X the data performance and increases drive reliability.

WD Green Desktop
Product Features

Capacity storage
Large capacity offerings of up to 6 TBs help expand customer capabilities and application usage of WD Green including primary installations in desktop PCs, as secondary storage in external cases or as reliable backup storage.

Next-generation technology
Reduced power consumption, improved data tracking, and WD GreenPower Technology all help to improve the overall reliability of WD Green making it an efficient solution that lowers your total cost of ownership. NoTouch Ramp Load Technology also protects the drive by ensuring the recording head never touches the disk media, reducing wear and tear to the head and increases drive reliability.

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.

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.

Ideal for:
  • 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

  • High capacity
  • Reduced power consumption
  • WD GreenPower Technology
WD Certified

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.

Recommended use
WD Green storage is tested and recommended for primary use in desktop and All-in-One PCs, as secondary storage for archiving, in external cases or as reliable backup storage.

*Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for personal/small/home office, 1-8 bay NAS systems and WD Red Pro hard drives for medium to large size business, 8-16 bay NAS systems.

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3.5-inch Internal
Comparison Chart

WD Blue

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WD Red

WD Red Pro

WD Purple
Solid performance
and reliability for everyday computing.
Cool, quiet operation with massive capacity. Maximum performance
for power computing.
The right drive for personal, home
or small office NAS.
The right drive for medium or large business NAS. Built for personal, home office or small business surveillance systems using up to 32 cameras.
Ideal for Family and business computing. Desktop PCs, secondary storage and external drives. Photo and video editing, and maxed out gaming systems. Specifically designed and tested for personal, small and home office, 1-8 bay NAS. Designed and built for medium and large business, 8-16 bay NAS systems. Home / SOHO / SMB
Capacity range 80 GB – 1 TB 500 GB – 6 TB 500 GB – 4 TB 1 TB – 6 TB 2 TB – 4 TB 1 TB – 4 TB
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
PATA 100 MB/s
SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s
Form factor 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch
Cache 8 MB – 64 MB 64 MB 32 MB – 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB
Highest capacity
Highest performance
Photo/video editing
Network Storage Systems
Video Surveillance

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

These are quiet drives that run cool.
Magellanous
If you want a great drive just for extra space, then this will be the drive you buy.
Molar305
It has plenty of space for all his music, video, and game downloads.
Darrell Graves

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

216 of 225 people found the following review helpful By Bert Mull on June 23, 2012
Size Name: 3 TB
I bought 2-3TB drives for my Synology NAS Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS212j (White). I've only had the drives on for one day but after reading about all the drives that fail after a few months it seems the problem is the head parking itself every 8 seconds if no disk activity. The only reason it does this is to try to save power. Each park results in a load/unload cycle. Most modern drives are rated around 600,000 cycles. Depending on how your system uses the drive, your drive should only have 10-200 cycles per day, but some these Western Digital drives are reporting 3000-5000 cycles per day. This will surpass the 600,000 cycle limit in a few months. You can get the cycles from S.M.A.R.T. or from third party software. Think of starting your car and turning if off every minute, 24 hours a day. Your starter would only last a month or so and then fail instead of lasting for years.

The first thing I did with my new drives was to run the WDIDLE3.EXE utility on them to disable the 8 second head parking. You can also change the head parking to something like 5 minutes, which would make a lot more sense than 8 seconds. To use this utility, you have to run it from a boot disk at the command line. This means you have make a cd/dvd/floppy that you boot from and get a command line prompt such as A:\. At the A:\ prompt type in WDIDLE3 /r to get the current setting (mine said "Idle3 Timer is enabled and set to 8.000 seconds"). After I ran WDIDLE3 /d to disable the timer it said "Idle3 Timer is disabled." You could also run WDIDLE3 /S300 to set the park time to 5 minutes.
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213 of 234 people found the following review helpful By Steve on August 22, 2011
Size Name: 3 TB Verified Purchase
I have tons of WD drives and they've been around for awhile (including two 2tb 'green' drives), so I decided to give this one a chance even with the half/half ratings it had.

This drive is great! Popped it into my esata dock, turned it on, and windows disk management saw it instantly, as the full ~2.7tb. Initialized it, making sure to pick GPT, and then formatted it. Windows saw the whole partition, no fuss.

To test the drive, I did a low level format, then a disk check. When both came back fine, I copied as many files as I could fit on the drive, and then did another disk check. Came back fine again, so I ran DiskMark to see what speeds I was getting. When the drive was almost full (~3gb free), I was averaging around 30-40MBps. after I reformatted and ran the test again, I averaged ~60MBps. Compare this to a smaller hard drive and you will see that this is considerably slower. (I just ran DiskMark on a full WD 500GB drive that's about 5 years old, and it averaged 80MBps)

However, 30MBps is plenty of speed to stream movies, which is what I'm using it for. This drive won't make the best boot drive, but it makes a great archival one.

As I've only owned it for about a week now, I can't comment on long term reliability, but I will update if anything happens.
For now, I do recommend this drive.

Edit 11.15.11
After owning this drive for a couple of months now without any failures, it is a very attractive option. However, your mileage may vary, since mine seems to be a bit slower than a friend's who bought the same version (I was getting around 60-80MB/s while the drive was pretty full when I was copying files to his). All-in-all it's a good drive.
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96 of 108 people found the following review helpful By OIObserver on December 25, 2011
Size Name: 3 TB Verified Purchase
I have a total of seven of these drives between 6 on a raid array on one PC and one as a data drive (non raid) in another PC.

They are slower at RPM speed than some other drives, at 5400 RPM so if you are someone who "needs" a 7200 RPM drive then you do not need this.

They are however the CHEAPEST, MOST RELIABLE CHEAP drive out there. Unlike some brands who will sell you a 5400rpm drive for this, or the various drawbacks from externals, this drive is inexpensive, not annoying in its "green" power management (or needing to have it shut off) and its fast, I get good speed in my 6gb/sec Sata3 port, and overall think its great that for this price, I get a drive with a 3 year warranty, reasonably fast transfer rates despite a lower RPM (RPM is not everything apparently) and its a Western Digital (and not lower on quality) for the price.

Western Digital have been reliable drives for me, for many years. I have some going back as far as 8 years old and still running (that does not mean one has never died) but it's not common. It's more common that the storage size becomes too small for me and gets it shelved than the drive fails.

I am optimistic by the early performance of these Caviar Greens that I will continue to use these for a 3tb drive. For 2tb drives I prefer the Caviar Black (which is not made in 3tb size). I was apprehensive to go to another brand, so chose WD's lower line rather than risk a brand who has not performed well for me for years.

Five stars are for the value, and the fact it delivers.
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