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Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive (WD20EARS) (Old Model)

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2 TB
Brand Western Digital
Digital Storage Capacity 2000 GB
Hardware Interface ATA
Compatible Devices Desktop
Cache Size 64

About this item

  • WD Caviar Green hard drives reduce power consumption by up to 40%
  • A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings
  • IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration.
  • 2TB capacity holds up to 400,000 digital photos, 500,000 MP3 files, and 240 hours of HD video.
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

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brandWestern DigitalWestern DigitalWestern DigitalWestern DigitalWestern DigitalWestern Digital
model numberWD20EARSWD2003FZEXWD30EZRXWD20EARXWD10EURX-OEM-2YRHD-W20EADS
hardware interfaceatasata 6 0 gbsata 6 0 gbsata 1 5 gbsata 6 0 gbsata 3 0 gb
compatible devicesDesktopDesktopintel processorsWindows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac and Linux operating systems.Desktop-
form factor-3.5-Inch3.5-Inch3.5-Inch3.5 Inches3.5 Inches

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Cache Memory Installed Size 64 256.00 256 64.0 MB 64.00 64
Digital Storage Capacity 2000.0 GB 2 TB 2 TB 2000.0 GB 4 TB 4 TB
Hard Disk Rotational Speed 5400 rpm 7200 rpm 5400 rpm 5400.0 rpm 7200.0 rpm 5900 rpm
Hard Disk Size 2000 GB 2 TB 2 TB 2.0 TB 4 TB 4 TB
Hard Disk Form Factor 3.50 inches 3.50 inches 3.50 inches 3.50 inches 3.50 inches 3.50 inches
Hardware Interface ATA SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 3.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Item Dimensions 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches 5.79 x 4 x 0.79 inches 5.79 x 4 x 1.03 inches 6.38 x 4.25 x 1.18 inches 5.79 x 4 x 1.03 inches 5.79 x 4.01 x 1.03 inches
Item Weight 1.61 lbs 0.92 lbs 0.99 lbs 0.99 lbs 1.35 lbs
Size 2 TB 2TB 2TB 2 TB 4TB 4TB

Product description

Capacity:2 TB

Product Description

WD Advanced Format technology increases media format efficiency, thus enabling larger drive capacities. WD Advanced Format drives are specifically optimized for Mac and the latest Windows operating systems such as Windows Vista and Windows 7. WD Advanced Format drives work with legacy operating systems such as Windows XP but require the use of the free WD Align software available on www.wdc.com/advformat.Available in capacities up to 2 TB, WD Caviar 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 GreenPower 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. Compatible with: Mac, PC

From the Manufacturer

WD Caviar Green Hard Drives – Cool, quiet.

The WD Caviar Green desktop SATA hard drives give you the space you need to hold enormous amounts of software, photos and videos. These drives make it possible to build high capacity, cool and quiet systems, while delivering the right balance of system performance and energy conservation.

Why you should choose WD Caviar Green:

WD Caviar Green hard drives provide high capacity storage while using up to 40% less power than traditional 7200 RPM drives. In addition, these hard drives are quieter and cooler than traditional 7200 RPM drives.

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.
WD's IntelliPower technology delivers both significant power savings and solid performance. Additionally, WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads on systems as they are booted.
Reduced power consumption
Massive capacity.
Store up to 2 TB of photos, videos, music and files on a single drive.
Massive capacity
Features at a glance

  • 2 TB of desktop storage
  • Reduced power consumption
  • SATA 3 Gb/s interface
  • WD GreenPower Technology
  • 2-year limited warranty
WD caviar Green
Ideal for:
  • Adding lots of storage in desktop PCs or external drives and NAS devices
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music
  • Environmentally-conscious individuals seeking reduced power consumption
Features:

SATA 3 Gb/s interface - The industry standard and most common interface.

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.

IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.

AFT

Advanced Format (AF) - Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers to continue growing hard drive capacities.

New drives featuring AF are optimized for operation with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard. For older operating systems such as Windows XP, users must run the free WD Align software utility to achieve the full performance of the drive.

Desktop / Consumer RAID environments - WD Caviar Green Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications. (RAID-0 / RAID-1)*

*Business Critical RAID Environments – WD Caviar Green Hard Drives are not recommended for and are not warranted for use in RAID environments utilizing Enterprise HBAs and/or expanders and in multi-bay chassis, as they are not designed for, nor tested in, these specific types of RAID applications. For all Business Critical RAID applications, please consider WD's Enterprise Hard Drives that are specifically designed with RAID-specific, time-limited error recovery (TLER), are tested extensively in 24x7 RAID applications, and include features like enhanced RAFF technology and thermal extended burn-in testing.

Leading the way to green hard drives - WD led the industry in creating a new category of hard drives that use less power and help reduce the world's energy demands one computer user at a time. These drives consume significantly less power than standard drives spinning at 7200 RPM. All WD Caviar Green drives are lead and halogen free, resulting in less pollutants getting into our environment. Beyond the product level, WD's green initiative goes even further focusing on recycling and improving the cleanliness of the air, water and land in the locations surrounding WD facilities.

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. Note: Bare drive does not include any cables or mounting hardware.

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.

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, non-descript, easy-open package.

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

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Value and reliability
for every day computing.
Cool, quiet.
Maximum performance
for power computing.
The fastest SATA hard drive
on the planet.
 
Ideal for
Family and business computing.
Desktop PCs, external drives and NAS devices.
Photo and video editing, and
maxed out gaming systems.
Performance enthusiast
systems and workstations.
 
Capacity range
80 GB – 1 TB
320 GB – 3 TB
500 GB – 2 TB
150 GB – 600 GB
 
Interface
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
PATA 100 MB/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
SATA 6 Gb/s
 
Form Factor
3.5-inch
3.5-inch
3.5-inch
3.5-inch
 
Cache
8 MB – 32 MB
16 MB – 64 MB
32 MB – 64 MB
32 MB
 
Limited Warranty
2-year
2-year
5-year
5-year
 
Highest capacity
     
 
Highest performance
     
 
Photo Video editing
     

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Phil d
1.0 out of 5 stars Faulty and full of errors
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 25, 2018
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PeeBee
4.0 out of 5 stars Hello? Is this thing on?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 20, 2010
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andros_nic
3.0 out of 5 stars slow when it comes to read/write from the same drive
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 2, 2011
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P. Lai
2.0 out of 5 stars Lots of issues, but when you get it to work it's value for money
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 24, 2011
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M. Warren
5.0 out of 5 stars Have waited a few years before reviewing....
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2012
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