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WD - 2TB 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.
1x Western Digital Caviar Green Internal Hard Drive - 2TB
From the Manufacturer
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
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!
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.Read more ›
They are very reliable drives after years of use and continue perform effortlessly, definitely recommended.
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
7months in and it is running still
no faults found so i can say i am pleased with this
LOAAADS OF SPACE FOR GAMES AND MOVIES AND MUSIC. LOOOOOOAAAAADS.Published 28 days ago by James Bowles
Love this drive so far! Initial filesystem formatting took a while, but not had any problems with it since. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alicks
Drive works fine and no obtrusive noise. I won`t give any hard drive more than three stars until a minimum of twelve months use. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan Whiterow