is this a 7200rpm drive? thanks Glen
asked by glen nicholls on 11 Jan. 2014
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Based on its code: "WD30EZRX" Tom's Hardware says it's actually 5400 RPM. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/4tb-3tb-hdd,3183-6.html
Ivan Vucica answered on 7 April 2014
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Apparently these green drives aren't set to 7,200 rpm as such, Western Digital will only say the drives rpm is controlled by 'IntelliPower'. The actual maximum speed for each drive varies depending on the drives hardware monitoring electronics and is set within the factory. Typically it seems it is nearer 5,400 rpm than 7,200 rpm. These green drives are more about vast amounts of cheap data storage as secondary drives and eco-friendly cooler power efficient operation, rather than top flight fast write/read access. To quote Western Digital these Green drives are "a fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. For each WD Green drive model, WD may use a different, invariable RPM".
Charlie-CJ answered on 16 April 2014
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The first two replies are WRONG. This is not a 7200rpm drive. It is close to a 5400rpm drive.
RIAA answered on 15 July 2014
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I really don't know...
Looking for it on eBay (ex: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Western-Digital-Caviar-Green-3-TB-Internal-5400-RPM-WD30EZRX-Hard-Drive-/330709489049?pt=US_Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item4cffd25599), specs say 5400RPM...
I can however say is that usually a 3TB drive is for storing data, not high speed operations... Buy a "small" SSD to put the Operating System and applications and store the data in this drive! It's a better option than trying to find a speedy big drive...
Ricardo Almeida answered on 11 Jan. 2014
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Yes Glen it's a 7200rpm Internal Sata Drive and I use it in a USB3/E-Sata 4 Bay Enclosure and works great with no problems unlike a similar Seagate one.
Mr. B. Stewart answered on 11 Jan. 2014
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Yes its 7200 RPM
David Evans answered on 11 Jan. 2014
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