Editors Liked

  • Barely gets warm during operation
  • Runs quieter than most 2TB drives
  • High areal density of 667GB per platter
  • Least expensive drive in this class
  • Strong synthetic and server load performance
  • Remarkably low power consumption, especially in idle

Editors Didn't Like

  • Higher than normal vibrations for a 'green' drive
  • Does not match performance of current-gen non-green HDDs
  • Slower than previous generation in real-world testing