WD 1TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM - Green
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As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
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WD Green Capacity Storage
Functional Integrity Testing (FIT) Benefits
This testing ensures WD products consistently meet the high-quality and reliability standards of the WD brand. WD puts their products through extensive testing in FIT Lab prior to any product launch so that their customers have a hard drive they can trust when storing their digital content.
Cool, Quiet Operation with Massive Capacity
Large capacity offerings of up to 6 TBs help expand capabilities and application usage of WD Green hard drives including primary installations in desktop PCs, as secondary storage in external cases or as reliable backup storage.
- Available in desktop (3.5 inch) and mobile (2.5 inch) form factors.
- Ideal for storing photos, videos and other important files.
- Tested extensively in WD FIT lab.
- WD Green hard drives are available in up to 6 TB capacities.
Quiet, Precise and Reliable
Quiet acoustics, reduced vibration and enhanced 4 K HDD formatting makes WD Green a stronger solution when compared to the competition and apt for PCs and external drive applications.
Power Management with Performance
Power management, reduced heat output and enhanced technologies such as IntelliSeek offer an ideal balance of performance and power.
Enhance your PC Experience
Load all of your multimedia files on a WD Green HDD while loading your operating system on an SSD to give you both massive capacity and an added boost of speed.
|WD Green||WD Black|
|Ideal for||Secondary storage for those who need more space for their data.||Storage for gamers, creative professionals and those who demand more.|
|2 TB Capacities and Above||✓||✓|
|Form Factor||2.5 inch and 3.5 inch||2.5 inch and 3.5 inch|
|Cache||64 MB||64 MB|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s|
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Top Customer Reviews
It is significantly faster in use than the original drive, and has about the same acceptably low level of acoustic noise. At a claimed 150MBytes/s host to/from drive (sustained) data transfer rate this WD10EZRX is the fastest of all the current WD Green drives even if not the biggest. The rotational speed is chosen using the IntelliPower algorithm to maximise transfer rate in all parts of the disk while minimising errors.
It fitted into the original 'clip-in' drive caddy with no problems, and plugged into the machine as normal.
The drive initialised and formatted correctly under the control of the W7 DVD and tested out OK with no errors. It runs cooler to the touch than the original did.
I've restored all the previous data from the backup, and now keep the old drive untouched in the packing the WD came in as an emergency spare with XP and all the old software and data 'just in case'.
It is still looking good after almost a fortnight in service. I'll report if there are any problems, but based on previous experience with these I expect it should be OK for a few years now.
Addendum. 13th October 2013
Added another of these to the same computer because the first one has proved to be excellent.Read more ›
I have to say that I am very happy with this purchase. Acronis True Image (WD download) made it an easy job to clone the old disc and Windows Disk Management allowed me to easily extend the System partition (originally the whole of the C: drive). With 1TB to play with I also took the opportunity to create a few extra partitions (for music, videos, pictures, etc).
This drive is extremely quiet and gets barely warm. I even think it has speeded up my start-up time.
So far this was a very worthwhlie and cheap upgrade. Incidentaly, this drive was extremely well packaged by Amazon.
Gigabyte SKT-FM1 A75-UD4H Motherboard
AMD A-Series A8 3870K Black Edition Quad-Core Processor (3.00 GHz, 4MB Cache, Socket FM1, 100W, Radeon HD6550D
The only mistake I made was not allowing more space in the first partion of the hard drive. Thankfully I found a smashing bit of freeware (MiniTool Partition Wizard) that allowed me to alter the partion. Compared to my old dell Dimmension C521 it goes like a rocket.
This HDD is perfect. I have yet to hear a single rumble from it, it uses very little power (important for SFF PCs) and handles high quality video capture with ease.
It also came in excellent wrapping unlike another reviewer. It was wrapped in something a bit like an inflatable lilo! It could have survived a serious drop. I was very impressed with it.
Works good so far.
1. Packaging quality will depend on the seller. The seller of mine was Inkubus Bargains, and the packaging was perfect: inflatable packages specifically designed for hard drives. Your mileage may vary depending on which seller you buy from. The choice amazon automatically makes varies depending on which seller is lowest cost, so be sure to check they have good ratings for packaging.
2. Modern hard drives are prone to failure due to manufacturing defects. I recommend you stress-test these with free software (Western Digital should have something on its website, as will other manufacturers) after installation, as diagnostics software will usually catch any manufacturing defects. One of my two ordered drives failed an hour or two into its first use, for example. Speedy warranty return, but still a cautionary tale.
3. If you are buying these for a NAS or other setup that's not a computer, you may find that the model is not supported. This does not mean that it won't work (it usually will), but it's best to use a model off the list of compatible hard drives, as support will be easier if things go wrong and you will be guaranteed an easier life. Western Digital sell hard drives specifically designed for NAS setups (the 'red' models), so you may be better off with one of these.
5 stars if one of the drives hadn't failed on me immediately (but I could just be unlucky).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have waited a while to review as wanted to make sure it didn't fail and the drive has performed perfectly. No issues what so ever and operates quietly and efficiently.Published 25 days ago by K1300
Very quiet, but unfortunately mine died after a month. I've used Western Digital before, and I feel like it might've been a fluke this time around.Published 5 months ago by Stephanie S.
Item arrived very quickly. Well packaged. Easy to fit in enclosure and set up.Published 5 months ago by Olympus user
ARRIVED QUICKER THAN WAS ADVISED AND WORKED WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMSPublished 6 months ago by bernadette holt
I've had this item for six months its connected to my security cameras and it running all the time and its not let me down really happy with it.Published 6 months ago by mark allen