Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA300 WD20EARS

  • Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA300 WD20EARS
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  • Large Storage Capacity, Good Price Per Gigabyte, Runs Very Quiet And Cool
  • Generally solid, if unremarkable, performance, Supports nextgen 4K sector formatting.


  • Not Suited For RAID Usage, Three Year Warranty Less Than More Expensive Drives Or Some Of The Competition
  • Generally solid, if unremarkable, performance, Heavyhanded power use in some situations

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By BeHardware on

Unfortunately there's no such thing as the perfect hard drive and you'll have to choose your drive according to your priorities. If you’re looking for performance, for a model that will also be serving as a primary drive for example, you’ll want...

By About.com on 80

May 11 2011 - For anyone looking to add a large amount of storage to their desktop computer or just have a drive that produces very little noise or heat, the Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB SATA drive is a solid choice. While its performance is not...

By APC Magazine on 70

While every man and his exceedingly rich dog is banging on about SSDs, these super-fast drives have one problem: unless you're working on a Western Australian mine, they're too expensive for general storage duties. With our digital libraries...

By X-bit Labs on

We want to say a few words about the Samsung SpinPoint F4 first. The company decided to introduce new platters into small-capacity products and this solution seems to be right. The SpinPoint F4 is fast, inexpensive (at least, inexpensive to make) and...

By InsideHW on

The folks at Western Digital haven't been resting on their laurels, trying to continuously improve their standard HDD section as technology improves. The result is the new Green HDD series, with a capacity of 2 TB spread over three platters. In...

By StorageReview on

Western Digital helped to pioneer the "green drive" segment, and the top-of-the-line Caviar Green drive sports a lot of cutting-edge technology: IntelliPower variable spindle speed, a 64MB cache, and Advance Format for more usable space. The wow...

By X-bit Labs on

Now, let’s do some summarizing. We will go through the tested products in alphabetic order.The Hitachi 7K1000.C had very odd basic firmware with low performance, but now it looks decent enough. It breaks no records and is not completely free from...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on

Die neuen Energiespar-Festplatten von Samsung und WD setzen auf Sektoren im so genannten Advanced Format und beeindruckende Plattergrößen von 667 GB. Was die 2-TB-Versionen der Öko-Laufwerke leisten, haben wir im Testlabor ermittelt. Samsung und...

International Review By ChannelPartner.de on

Praktisch unhörbar: die Festplatte "Caviar Green WD20EARS" von Western DigitalDie Festplatte "Caviar Green WD20EARS" von Western Digital nutzt die neue Technik Advanced Format (AF). Advanced Format erhöht die Sektorgröße – die...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Die Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS bringt auf 3 Datenscheiben 2000 GB unter. Der Test klärt, ob das den Stromverbrauch der Festplatte positiv beeinflusst. Die Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS nutzt die neue Technik Advanced Format...

International Review By 01Net on 80

La mode est aux produits verts. Si cela va évidemment dans le bon sens, est-ce au détriment des performances ? Nous avons vérifié la chose avec ce disque dur interne au format 3,5 pouces, ici testé dans sa version 2 To....

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

Western Digital ist nun ebenfalls mit der WD20EADS auf den Zug der 4k-Sektoren aufgesprungen, was wir als positives Zeichen hinsichtlich der schrittweisen Verbreitung der neuen Sektorgröße sehen. Über kurz oder lang wird ohnehin kein Weg...

International Review By Hardware France on

Du point de vue des performances pures, un disque dur se détache du lot, il s’agit du Caviar Black de Western Digital. Jamais mis à défaut, il s’offre le luxe d’être plus rapide qu’un VelociRaptor en tant que...