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WD Green 2 TB Mobile Hard Drive: 2.5 Inch, SATA II, 8 MB Cache - WD20NPVT

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  • Cooler and quieter - WD Green is simple high capacity storage that runs cooler and quieter than traditional 7200 RPM drives.
  • Eco-conscious design - Manufactured lead free, halogen free and with conflict free materials
  • These drives are 15mm high, and will NOT fit into laptops/notebooks
  • 2TB capacity holds up to 400,000 digital photos, 500,000 MP3 files, and 240 hours of HD video.
  • 2 year limited warranty.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008HCKN0K
  • Item model number: WD20NPVT
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 13, 2012

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

WD Green Mobile Hard Drives – Cool, quiet operation for efficient eco-conscious computing.
Cool and quiet.
WD GreenPower Technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics perfect for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
Cool and quiet
Reduced power consumption.
Best-in-class power management technology delivers significant power savings and solid performance.
Reduced power consumption
Eco-conscious.
WD Green drives are innovatively designed and manufactured with lead-free, conflict-free and halogen-free materials to help ensure a sustainable future.
Eco-conscious
WD Green
Product Features

Recommended use - WD Green Mobile hard drives are tested and recommended for use in custom-built enclosures and other applications that require cool and quiet operation.*

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Cannot be used in laptop or notebook computers. Designed for PCs and custom external enclosures. Consult system specifications for maximum allowable drive height before attempting to install.

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

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.

Compatibility
Works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Ideal for:
  • Custom-built external enlosures

Features at a glance

  • 1.5 TB - 2 TB capacity
  • 15 mm drive height - ideal for custom-built external enclosures
  • SATA 3 Gb/s interface
  • Reduced power consumption
  • WD GreenPower Technology

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for everyday computing.
Cool, quiet operation
for efficient eco-conscious computing.
Maximum performance
for power computing.
Ideal for
Notebook computers, netbooks
and external enclosures.
Custom-built enclosures and other applications that require cool and quiet operation.
Notebook computers.
Capacity range
80 GB – 1 TB
1.5 TB – 2 TB
160 GB – 750 GB
Interface
SATA 3 Gb/s
PATA 100 MB/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
Form factor
2.5-inch
2.5-inch
2.5-inch
Cache
8 MB
8 MB
16 MB
Highest performance
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Everyday computing
Photo/video editing
Notebook computers
External enclosures

Product Description

WD Green hard drives are designed for use in systems that require cool and quiet operation, as secondary drives in PCs, for external enclosures and other applications for which low noise and low heat are beneficial. They provide high capacity storage while using less power than traditional drives. In addition, these hard drives are quieter and cooler than traditional 7200 RPM drives.These 2.5-inch hard drives are ideal for use whenever energy efficiency is needed.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J. Wurth on February 20, 2013
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This 2TB drive is 15mms high, which is 2.5mm taller than a standard "fat" drive these days. It only fits in the standard location (not the DVD bay), and only fits WITHOUT the mounting pegs. It's important you choose this specific drive, as there are others with non standard Sata connectors - for instance you can not buy the external 2.5" 2TB Western Digital Essentials drive, as it has the USB interface directly on the drive PCB, so there is no way to put that into your computer. For a full explanation with photos, see this page:[...]"
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By hrrmph VINE VOICE on December 7, 2012
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I've been using these since Sept. 2012 and they do what they are supposed to.

They are 15.0mm thick and made for use in specialized drive racks. They can also be fitted in a desktop computer's 3.5 inch bay or 5.25 inch bay using adapter brackets, or better yet, the aforementioned specialized racks.

They won't fit in the average notebook computer's hard drive bay (which is usually a 9.5mm height bay), and they definitely won't fit in an Ultrabook computer's bay.

I'm using them in desktop computers. I use Enhance Technology Model Q14SS and Model X14 'Quadrapack' racks to get 4 drives into a single 5.25in bay.

That's 8GB of drive capacity in a single 5.25 bay! Very high density!

I've been doing this with 1.5TB and 2.0TB drives for about 2 years now, in 3 desktop computers. They have been very reliable, cool, and quiet.

I often swap the built in fans on the Quadrapack racks for slower running and quieter fans. As long as you don't run 10K or 15K RPM drives, this works fine.

The 2.0TB drives run at 5K RPM, so they are perfect for this application.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Frank M on November 1, 2012
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Had the drive for a couple days now installed in a server. I bought it because of the capacity and low power profile. According to WD it uses 0.8 watts at idle and 1.7 watts during read/write. This is about 1/10 of the power used by the older 3.5" Seagate 750GB drive it is replacing.

I'm giving the drive 5 stars because it's surprisingly fast. Sustained read/write speeds of 110MB/s copying large files. Pretty nice for a small green drive.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael B on February 27, 2013
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Just barely fit in my mid 2010 17" MacBook Pro. Works great. I had completely filled my 1TB with family photos and videos I needed to upgrade or go external. This was the trick. No room for anything bigger. I couldn't secure it with the anti-shock brackets but its squished in there so tight it's not going anywhere. If you need more space this could be the trick. I won't even comment on speed vs my other WD drive because right now as I write this review, this is the only 2 TB mobile option from WD. It's fast enough considering I have 1.1 TB loaded on it. It gets the job done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joel on May 24, 2013
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When I first ordered this drive I was wondering how they managed to fit two terabytes into a 2.5 inch drive. When it arrived I came to the realization that the drive is much thicker than a standard 2.5 inch drive. Almost twice as thick. Because of this there are a lot of laptops in which this drive isn't going to work. Never the less I managed to fit it in one of mine (though not the laptop for which I had intended it) and it works like a charm.

I'm using a PC and I didn't want to have to reinstall windows and move all of my files over. So I also got a USB to SATA adapter (C2G / Cables to Go 30504 USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter (Black)). I downloaded Macrium Reflect (the free edition) and used it to clone my drive. After putting the new drive in the computer will boot up as though nothing was changed (perfect!). Once booted it is necessary to expand the partition to consume the rest of the drive. To do this go into Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. If you can identify the partition for the drive you just installed you can right click on it and select "Extend Partition" to have Windows assign the rest of the available space to your primary drive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Antonio on April 9, 2013
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I found myself running out of space on my MacBook Pro. I had a 512 SSD for my OS and a 1TB drive in a DVD HD Caddy. Between my iTunes files and a W7 install the 1TB was running out of space fast.

This drive seemed to be what I needed. At the time of this writting it is the largest 2.5" hard drive within the budget of most people.

If you have a MacBook Pro this HD will fit (in the unibody versions). It will NOT fit in a DVD HD caddy since this drive is too thick. It will only fit in your normal HD slot. If you are running two hard drives this won't be an issue. Simply move your OS hard drive to your DVD caddy and put this drive in your normal slot. When I did this no additional maintenance was needed. I also did not notice any real impact on speed from having my SSD in the DVD caddy.

The speed of this drive is nothing to write home about. It does suck up less power than a faster non-ssd drive. After a month of abuse I haven't run into any issues with the drive.

Overall if you really need a big bump in internal storage for you laptop this could fit the bill. For the price you really can't beat it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By O.E. Frik on December 11, 2013
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This drive makes unusual clicking head noises. While this odd noise somewhat makes me uneasy, the drive functions perfectly normal otherwise. I don't know if this is normal or common for these drives.

The drive does not heat any more than a 9mm notebook drive and does not draw significantly more current. Due to its height however, (15mm) it won't fit in a notebook or a Mac Mini for that matter. I use it as an external drive to carry most of my media files when I travel.
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