Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB (WD20EADS)
Released January, 2009
The Pros:Massive capacity - double the previous generation offering from Western Digital. Cool, quiet and light on power consumption - perfect for RAID/long term storage. Holds its own vs. performance 1TB drives due to higher platter capacities.
The Cons:Expensive compared to previous generation and competitors 1.5TB offering.
Introduced on January 27 2009, the Western Digital
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While this allows the drive to run cooler and quieter, it does have an overall negative effect on performance. Regardless, these drives massive capacities are ideal for long-term storage, for things such as media or backups - and thus this is what this line is intended for. It is also safe to bet that the higher platter density of the drive should improve overall performance next to the previous generations of Green drives. The drive is available immediately for the price of $299.
- Capacity: 2 TB (2,000,398 MB - or 1953GB), 4 x 500 GB platters
- Speed: 5400RPM, 80MB/s sustained transfer
- Cache size: 32MB
- Acoustics: 25dBA idle, 29dBA seek
- Power consumption: 4W idle, 7.4W read/write
- Warranty: 3 years
User Reviews (2)
massive capacity - double the previous generation offering from Western Digital
cool, quiet and light on power consumption - perfect for RAID/long term storage
holds its own vs. performance 1TB drives due to higher platter capacities
expensive compared to previous generation and competitors 1.5TB offering
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