• Offers moderate power savings


  • Weak performer on file seek tests

At A Glance

First drive to bill itself as eco-friendly with low-power consumption proves it can stand with the big boys.

Manufacturer’s Description

As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. The 1TB WD Caviar GP makes it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

Part Number WD10EACS
Inventory Number 30716
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
Buffer Size 16.0 MB


PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 58.1
Internal Write - Files and Folders 134.29
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 416.0
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 167.77
Internal Read - WinZip 343.0
Test Version 2.0
Internal Write - Large File 100.92
Internal Read - ACDSee 511.0

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