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WD 2 TB Eco 3.5-inch Desktop Hard Drive Including WD Extended Warranty (Frustration Free Packaging) - Green


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WD Extended Warranty
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Cool and quiet
  • Ideal power technology
  • WD Care extended warranty provides an additional one-year warranty (making three-years total)
  • Ships in certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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£78.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we dispatch the item. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Product Information

Style Name: WD Extended Warranty
Technical Details
BrandWestern Digital
Item Weight699 g
Product Dimensions19.6 x 15.8 x 8.4 cm
Item model numberTB Eco
SeriesWD20EZRX Caviar Green
Hard Drive Size2000 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB00FS79394
Best Sellers Rank 96,656 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight699 g
Date First Available27 Sept. 2013
  
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Product Description

Style Name: WD Extended Warranty

WD Green Desktop Hard Drive

WD Green 2TB Desktop Hard Drive

WD Green hard drives are designed for use in systems that require cool and quiet operation in PCs, or for external enclosures and other applications for which low noise and low heat are beneficial. These reliable hard drives are ideal for use whenever energy efficiency, lower power consumption and massive capacity are needed.

The WD Advantage

WD puts their products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T) prior to any product launch. This testing ensures WD products consistently meet high quality and reliability standards of the WD brand. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 articles as well as helpful software and utilities.

WD customer support lines have longer operational hours to ensure you get the help you need when you need it. The toll-free customer support lines are here to help or you can access the WD Support site for additional details.

WD Care Extended
WD Care Extended

WD Care Extended is ideal for users who want to protect their hardware investment with 1 business day turnaround plus express shipping for drive replacement. This plan also offers 1 year of additional repair and replacement service.

Activation is Easy

Once you have purchased you’re your WD Care service plan, activation is simple:

  1. "Activate Now" (create an account if you are a new user)
  2. Register new product
  3. Enter activation code

Product Features

Massive Capacity -- WD Caviar Green SATA drives deliver up to 4TB of storage on a single drive.

Ideal for External Drives -- External drive manufacturers can eliminate the need for a fan in a high-capacity product with a WD Caviar Green drive.

Halogen Free -- In addition to being RoHS compliant, all WD Green drives are lead and halogen free, resulting in less pollutants getting into our environment.

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.

IntelliPower -- A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. Additionally, WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during start up allowing lower peak loads on systems as they are booted.

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

The original.
Cool and Quiet

Drives with WD GreenPower Technology yield lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.

WD quality.
Reduced Power Consumption

WD has reduced power consumption making it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.

More options.
Eco-conscious

WD Green drives are innovatively designed and manufactured with lead-free, conflict-free and halogen-free materials to help ensure a sustainable future.

Upgrading your drive is easy.
Upgrading Your Drive is Easy

WD Acronis True Image, available as a free download on the WD Support website, 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.

Recommended Use

WD Green hard drives are tested and recommended for use in PCs as secondary storage, external enclosures and other applications that require cool and quiet operation.*

*Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for home and small office 1-5 bay NAS systems and WD Enterprise hard drives for rackmount and >5 bay NAS systems.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Simon Davies on 29 Dec. 2013
Style Name: FFP
I have three of these drives running 24 hours a day in a ReadyNas NV+ RAID unit, and I've been very impressed with their reliability. They have each been running without failure or interruption (other than occasional moves) for almost 25,000 hours (that's just short of three years), and the in-built health monitoring shows the drives in great shape with no recorded ATA errors. This is despite several power cuts which have shut down the drives instantly.

I have been very impressed with these drives, and plan to expand my network storage using them in the near future. Great stuff!

EDIT - Just under one month later.....

....and the most recent of my three 2TB WD Caviar Green drives began making my NAS unstable, with a SMART health multi-zone error rate of >110,000. I immediately regretted posting the review above - talk about tempting fate! To WD's credit, a replacement arrived two days later and is installed and working now. Their RMA process was pretty simple, and if you provide credit card details they'll forward you a new replacement and give you 30 days to return the broken drive, which is by far the best RMA service I've ever had to use. Still recommended!
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By RJP the Book Boy TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Dec. 2013
Style Name: WD Extended Warranty Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Western digital 2.0 TB Caviar Green hard drives.

What is it ?

This is a bare 2 TB hard drive from Western Digital (WD). It is from their green series of hard drives meaning it consumes low power and is low noise without losing too much performance.
Typical uses are in small server setups and backup drives where the user's needs a secure back up copy. My use is for archiving photos, music collection and videos.

What you get.

The drive is delivered in a simple box with the drive inside an anti-static bag. The box also contains details of the Western Digital extended care warranty. To activate this extra year of warrantee you need to register the drive using the code with WD in the leaflet.

Using the drive as a storage device.

This can be mounted inside an existing computer case, NAS server or fixed into a potable SATA external drive housing. The drive is supplied uninitialized or formatted. To get your system to see it you need to register it in Windows. To do this open the control panel, choose Administrative tools, Computer Management, Disk management and then initialise, format and give the drive a letter for it to appear in the My Computer listing. This is for Windows 7.
Many people have reported these as DOA's but have failed to initialize and format the disk first so don't be put off.

Using the drive for a new Windows installation.

You can also let a new Windows installation detect and set up the drive partitions for you if you are using this as a system drive. Windows 7 and 8 set up DVD,s automatically detect this drive and set it up.

Once initialised it can be used to store files like any other disk drive.

Performance.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. White on 27 Jan. 2013
Style Name: Standard Verified Purchase
I have several Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Green drives in my HP Microserver, their energy saving and power efficiency makes them excellent drives to use in home servers. You get great speeds with them despite being "green" drives so they function in any scenario such as backup or media serving. They also run nice and cool too, on average a couple of a degrees cooler than Seagate drives also in use in my HP Microserver.

They are very reliable drives after years of use and continue perform effortlessly, definitely recommended.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By William Schick on 17 May 2013
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If you're interested in the WD Green range of mechanical HDD's, know what you're buying.

I bought this HDD as a 'Media' drive to free up my WD Blue of all my photos and music. This has certainly made operation a lot easier and faster on my system, with just the operating system and programs left (+ scratch files) to stretch their legs.

The WD Green is very silent + unobtrusive, whilst being responsive when accessing at variable speeds (apparently 5400-7200RPM). I would say that I wouldn't want it as a Boot drive due to frequent idling in a bid to be energy efficient (I would buy the Blue or Black or even a SSD for that). However on the flip side of that, when it sleeps it will help lengthen the life of the drive, easily enabling it to be durable in the system that will replace my current machine.

So great for vast Media/ Backup or scratch applications but a more suitable drive can be bought for boot, due to its environmental design, hence the name Green.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Smith on 2 Sept. 2013
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To be fair, for the price I can't really say anything bad about this drive. It's fast enough for games, works great as a secondary drive when paired up with a SSD for the O/S.

The deal breaker is always noise as well, I don't hear this thing whirr or clunk at all, it's silent!

Just try not to use this as a Primary Drive, use this as a secondary.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By techpuppy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 7 Mar. 2014
Style Name: WD Express Warranty Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
When my LaCie external drive finally gave up I really didn't want to throw away the drive housing, which was fine, so got this WD Green hard-drive to eventually become the new occupant. To start with I've been using it in an Inateck Docking Station, which has been interesting because I can hear and feel how noisy and warm the drive actually gets in use without the insulation of an external case. So I can report the spinning sound from the Caviar Green is virtually inaudible, you're hardly aware it's even running. However the familiar crunchy clicking noise the heads make as they flick back and forth is much more noticeable, though not really loud, and will remain slightly audible inside most cases. The heat generated by the drive is minimal too, I had mine running constantly for hours (zeroing out data) and it became warm but never hot. Of course, ongoing running temperature will be very influenced by the kind of enclosure it's fitted into but the drive seems to be fairly well-suited for fan-less conductive cases.

Speeds are really good, I was getting up to 140MB/s through a USB-3 connection, especially for sustained throughput. In order to save power the Green drives park their heads whenever possible, so maybe they aren't the fastest out of the gate but once they hit open road they're excellent. At first glance the WD Green range sounds like a good fit for small NAS servers, especially with low-power consumption and good speeds, but it's worth noting that isn't the job they're intended for and there may be problems if they're used that way.
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