Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB (WD10EACS)
The Pros:Low power consumption. Large 1 TB (1000 GB) capacity. Cool and quiet: spins down to 5400rpm to save power when the higher 7200rpm speed is not required.
The Cons:1 TB can be hard to backup.
Western Digital Caviar GP 1 TB (WD10EACS) is a 1 Terabyte SATA 3 GB/s hard drive. Model # WD10EACS is available in 3 capacities: 1 TB ($250), 750 GB ($230) and 500 GB ($130). The "GP" is an acronym for "GreenPower", aka Caviar Green.
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WD Caviar Green drives reduce drive power consumption by up to 40%, with power savings around 4-5 Watts over traditional hard drives. The manufacturer claims that the equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions would be if you took a single car off the road for 3 days a year.
- capactiy: 1 TB
- interface: 3 Gb/s (Max) SATA II
- reduced power consumption by 40%; 4-5 Watts; up to $14 / yr savings
- Cool and Quiet
- Perpendicular Magnet Recording (PMR) - greater areal density
- StableTrac on 750GB and 1 TB
- price: $250
User Reviews (8)
Large 1 TB (1000 GB) capacity
Cool and quiet: spins down to 5400rpm to save power when the higher 7200rpm speed is not required
1 TB can be hard to backup.
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