Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB SATA300 WD30EZRS

  • Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB SATA300 WD30EZRS
75
Based on 14 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • First bootable 3TB drive.
  • Free twoport 6Gb/s HBA.
  • 90MB/s+ sequential speeds.

Cons:

  • Full capacity is accessible only after using a workaround or GPT mode.
  • Expensive.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld India on 84

A Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB drive could be very useful in a dual-drive computer, with one slot filled by a solid state drive (SSD) and the other by the 3TB hard drive. The SSD could be used as a boot and application drive to increase boot-up...

By Expert Reviews on 60

It might have been the first, but the Caviar Green has been surpassed by better 3TB disks....

By Tech2 on 65

The WD 3 TB Hard Drive is a decent performer overall. A capacity of 3 TB is pretty good for heavy data users who are on the lookout for storing movies and more. However, at a price of Rs. 10,700 makes the WD30EZRS very expensive when it comes to price...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

Looking first to the build quality and design of the Caviar Green 3TB we have a product which impresses. It feels solid but despite four platters inside it is only 30g heavier than 2TB models which we have previously tested. Other manufacturers have...

By Hardware Canucks on -

On the performance front this drive may not win any speed contests against products boasting faster rotational speeds….but then again it wasn’t meant to. The Caviar Green 3TB is meant to be a low power, low noise, high capacity product and it...

By Maximum PC on 80

Finally, a bootable 3TB hard drive—for select systems It’s been nearly two years since we saw the first 2TB drives hit the market. You’d think we would have gotten 3TB drives months ago. It’s not that hard, is it? Turns out,...

By PC Pro on 67

The pinnacle of disk storage, and performance is attractive too...

By 3dGameMan on -

Video Review: If you're in the market for a super large capacity 3.5" SATA hard drive that needs to be quiet, cool, perform well, eco-friendly and is affordable, the Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" Hard Drive is probably it. This hard drive...

By TechwareLabs on -

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By PC Mag on 70

Western Digital obliterates all heretofore known storage boundaries with its 3TB Caviar Green, the largest on the planet. But this internal hard drive's platters are piled with caveats....

By The Tech Report on -

There's something to be said for being the first hard drive maker to offer an internal model with three terabytes of total capacity. So, there, I said it. The fact is that arbitrary milestones aren't that important, and this one in particular is...

By Expert Reviews on 60

The Caviar Green 3TB is a technical achievement, but comes with a high price, average performance and annoying hardware limitations....

By Motherboards.org on -

Hard disk capacities are growing at an ever-growing rate and the cost per gigabyte has gone down to the point where $99 can get you 2TB of storage space, that’s a mere 5 cents a gigabyte. This compares to the thousands of dollars you would have...

By TechEye on 85

The news that shocked everyone on Tuesday was Western Digital's formal announcement of the WD Caviar Green three terabytes (TB) spindle hard drive. For many months rumours had been flying about that Seagate had one ready in the pipeline, but...

By TechRadar on 80

The headline-grabbing capacity of three whole terebytes is what really makes this Western Digital Caviar Green HDD stand out, but is there anything more to it than sheer size?With the focus squarely on the burgeoning SSD market it would be all too...

By Bright Side of News on -

The Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB drive overcomes a boundary that has taken hard drive manufacturers quite some time to overcome, but it falls short of wowing us. The overall performance of the drive is extremely lacking and we found that even as a...

By HotHardware on -

Although the Caviar Green 3TB drive was not designed for high end performance, we felt it necessary to run these benchmarks to find out how it stacks up in comparison to the other options available on the market. In general, the Caviar Green drive...

By Legit Reviews on -

The WD Caviar Green 3TB Drive pushes the boundaries of storage and does so with solid performance and minimal heat and noise....

By PCPer on -

While there are still significant technical hurdles to be overcome, someone has to take that first step in order to push progress along. Hopefully with the new drives out there we will see a quick turnaround on updated drivers and proper native...

By AnandTech on -

Two months ago I looked at the world’s first 3TB desktop hard drive. It was a 5 platter, 3TB Seagate Barracuda XT inside an external GoFlex Desk chassis. The performance of the drive wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, but the poorly...