Pros

  • Variable rotational speed reduces power
  • Single drive packs 2TB of storage

Cons

  • Expensive

At A Glance

This drive packs in the bits for 2TB of capacity, but its price remains high, despite its competitive cost per gigabyte.

Manufacturer’s Description

This WD Caviar Green drive uses less power and support quieter, cooler-running desktop PCs and external storage devices. This WD Caviar Green drive 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

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WD20EADS
Storage
Drive size 2000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive type Internal
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
General
Buffer Size 32.0 MB
General Features
Form Factor 3.5-inch

Performance

Performance
Winzip Computing WinZip 10.0, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 162.0
Autodesk 3ds max 8.0 SP-3 DirectX, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 328.0
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 416.0
Microsoft Office 2003 with SP-1, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 346.0
WorldBench 6 Score, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 129.0
Internal Read - ACDSee 494.0
Firefox 2, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 208.0
Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9.0, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 174.0
Test Version 2.0
Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator 1.5, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 174.0
Adobe Photoshop CS2, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 366.0
Internal Read - WinZip 354.0
Autodesk 3ds max 8.0 SP-3 Rendering, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 241.0
Internal Write - Files and Folders 111.78
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 159.46
Nero 7 Ultra Edition, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 306.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 54.58
Internal Write - Large File 92.48
Multitasking, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 229.0
Internal Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 47.1   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 47.9   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 39.7   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 30.9   seconds
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 27.6   seconds
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 16.0   seconds
Malware Scan 328.1   seconds
System Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 84.6   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 82.8   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 84.6   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 85.2   watts
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 88.1   watts
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 95.9   watts
Malware Scan 103.8   watts
System Idle State 80.7   watts
System Sleep State 80.7   watts
System Work State 96.7   watts

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