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Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB (WD10EADS)


$219.00 Released October, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Prices have dropped recently to a more competitive level. Runs cool, generally won't be a heat concern of any kind even in a closed case. Draw very little power compared to similar SATA drives.

The Cons:Some compatibility issues when running Windows XP. Doesn't come with any instructions or software. No SATA cable or screws come with the drive.

Introduced in October 2008, the WD10EADS is an upgraded version of the popular Green 1TB WD10EACS. Primarily targeted towards consumers who need a drive for media or long term storage/backups, the WD10EADS utilizes very little power and creates very little heat an noise.

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Featuring a similar spindle speed, a doubling of cache (from 16MB to 32MB) the WD10EADS is 10% faster while consuming 20% less electricity due to its use of three 333GB platters as apposed to the WD10EACS's four 250GB platters. Unfortunately, while the WD10EACS has seen significant price drops over the last few months (recently settling at an all time low of $130 compared to its introduction MSRP at $240), the new WD10EADS has an MSRP of $219.

Features

  • Capacity: 3 x 333GB platters (vs 4 x 250GB in the WD10EACS)
  • Cache: 32MB (vs 16MB in the WD10EACS)
  • Interface: SATA II
  • Speed: undetermined, assumed 5400RPM
  • Dimensions & Weight: 147 x 101.6 x 26.1 (LWH), 1.4 pounds
  • Warranty: 3 years

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    prices have dropped recently to a more competitive level

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    runs cool, generally won't be a heat concern of any kind even in a closed case

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    draw very little power compared to similar SATA drives

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    run quietly, even during heavy usage

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    access speeds are very good, reads and writes quickly

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    some compatibility issues when running Windows XP

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    doesn't come with any instructions or software

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    no SATA cable or screws come with the drive

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Yale: #western_digital_caviar_green_1tb_wd10eads Yeah, these have fallen in price and almost matched the older version, which runs at $5-10 cheaper. Good deal. The 1.5TB has also dropped in price to around $120. Oct 2, 09
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Yale: #western_digital_caviar_green_1tb_wd10eads At least they didn't update it silently like they had with the Blue 3200 and 6400. I rather not have to look at the serial to know which version I'm getting...

Hopefully the high MSRP will not truly mean that large of a spike in the end user cost but I could understand $20-30. Oct 1, 08
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