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WD Green 6TB 3.5-Inch SATA 6.0Gb/s IntelliPower 64MB Cache Hard Drive (WD60EZRX)
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- WD Green hard drives reduce power consumption, provide quiet acoustics, and effective power management
- 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.
- 2 year limited warranty.
- Interface (SATA) 6 Gb/ and Form factor 3.5-inch
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Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T) benefits
This testing ensures our products consistently meet the highest quality and reliability standards of the WD brand. WD puts our products through extensive testing in our FIT Lab prior to any product launch so that our customers have a hard drive they can trust when storing their digital content.
Cool, quiet operation with massive capacity
Large capacity offerings of up to 6 TBs help expand capabilities and application usage of WD Green hard drives including primary installations in desktop PCs, as secondary storage in external cases or as reliable backup storage.
- Available in desktop (3.5-inch) and mobile (2.5-inch) form factors.
- Perfect for storing photos, videos, & other important files.
- Tested extensively in our WD FIT Lab.
- WD Green hard drives come with a 2-year limited warranty and are available in up to 6TB capacities.
Quiet, precise and reliable
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.
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.
Enhance your PC experience
Load all of your multimedia files on a WD Green HDD while loading your operating system on an SSD to give you both massive capacity and an added boost of speed.
|Ideal for||Secondary storage for those who need more space for their data||Storage for gamers, creative professionals and those who demand the best|
|2 TB Capacities & Above||✔||✔|
|Form Factor||2.5-inch & 3.5-inch||2.5-inch & 3.5-inch|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s|
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|Digital Storage Capacity||6 TB||6 TB||6 TB||500 GB||6 TB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||—||5,400 rpm||5,400 rpm||7,200 rpm||—||7,200 rpm|
|Hard-Drive Size||6 TB||6 TB||6 TB||8 TB||6 TB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in|
|Hardware Connectivity||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 1.5 Gb/s, SATA 3.0 Gb/s, SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Item Dimensions||4 x 5.8 x 1 in||4 x 5.79 x 1.03 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in||4 x 5.79 x 1.03 in||4 x 5.79 x 1.03 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in|
|Item Weight||1.65 lbs||0.99 lb||1.66 lbs||1.72 lbs||1.58 lbs||1.08 lbs|
|Size||6 TB||6TB||6TB||8TB||6 TB||2 TB|
Available in capacities up to 6TB, WD Green SATA hard drives reduce power consumption by up to 40% and offer best-in-class acoustics and operating temperature. Based on WD's exclusive Green Power technology, these drives are designed to deliver power savings as the primary attribute. As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation. They are ideal for PCs, external storage and other devices that require lower power consumption and cool, quiet operation.
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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. I disabled mine because most, if not all, operating systems already have options to shut down hard drives after so many minutes.
Google WDIDLE3 to research for yourself (one site is [...]). I don't think this utility is still supported, so use at your own risk. That said, I haven't read about any cases of this utility damaging hard drives. The hard part is making a boot disk with this utility on it and booting into it. I can't write up how to do this (do your google) but I will say on most machines you do not have to go into the bios and change your boot order. Just continuously press the F8 key (Windows) when booting and you should get a menu of which drive you want to boot from.
In a last, unrelated note, it seems you can run these drives in RAID mode even though WD says you shouldn't and wants you to buy their Enterprise models that cost more. From my research, the TLER setting is only applicable to certain RAID configurations and then only if you have hardware controlling the RAID. Most consumers and small business will have RAID controlled in their software, so TLER should be off (as it is in these drives), but if you do have a hardware RAID controller you may want consider other drives that support TLER. If you want to try experimenting with the TLER settings, there is a WDTLER utility available.
Finally, if anyone has corrections or additional information please leave a comment.
Accessing files produced a longer and longer delay for the drive to respond. A couple of weeks after I noticed the start of the slow file access, it was taking almost a minute before a video file would open from another PC on my network. At first, I was thinking that my server's NIC was going bad. Then I checked the drive from the server console and the problems persisted. I knew the drive was going bad, so I made sure all my backups were good. I tested a few more files before I pulled the drive out and some of the latest files I added were now unreadable.
I've replaced this drive and the new drive is running perfectly without changing anything else in the system. Files now load within a second from any PC on my LAN.
The server case has a 120mm fan that keeps cool room air flowing over the entire drive bay - there's even a filter screen to keep excess dust out of the case. The server sits on a solid shelf in my basement - it doesn't get kicked like a PC on the floor.
I will see if they honor the warranty.
This is my 2nd attempt with a WD (Western Digital) 6 TB hard drive. The first one I ordered a installed several weeks ago erred as I was initializing the hard drive with Windows 7 Disk Management. The error message was: "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error." I called WD technical support. The tech said it was defective.
Then I ordered this replacement hard drive and had the same identical error! I was puzzled. I didn't think I could get two hard drives in a row that were defective, regardless if WD or Seagate. I concluded it had to be an installation type problem.
I called WD Technical Support again. This time the Tech (a different person) suggested I try to install this on a different computer, so I used a USB 3.0 external adapter to connect this to my HP Pavilion Laptop. It did not error! I was able to initialize the hard drive. However, it did error during the formatting, which I thought was a smaller problem.
I then installed this again in my Dell 7010. This 6TB hard drive as already initialized by my HP Laptop. All I had to do was to attempt the format again, using the GTP (GUID Partition Table). It worked! I am a happy camper.
I am now transferring files to this hard drive. I will update this review in several months.