As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. WD Caviar Green drives make it possible for energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
Reduced power consumption - WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to standard desktop drives with the combination of WD's IntelliSeek™, NoTouch™, and IntelliPower™ technologies.
Helps enable eco-friendly PCs - WD Caviar Green drives yield an average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over standard desktop drives making it possible for our energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability, and energy conservation.
Cool and quiet - GreenPower™ technology yields lower operating temperatures for increased reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives.
Massive capacity - Capacities up to 2 TB offer the most available capacity for storage-intensive programs and space-hungry operating systems, like Window Vista®, with plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video.
Perfect for external drives - External drive manufacturers can eliminate the need for a fan in a high-capacity product with a WD Caviar Green drive, the coolest and quietest in its class.
IntelliPower - A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.
IntelliSeek - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration. View demo>
NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) - Employs PMR technology to achieve even greater areal density.
StableTrac™ - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations. (2 TB models only)
Low power spin-up - WD Caviar Green drives consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads.
Advanced power technology - Electronic components deliver best-in-class low power consumption for reduced power requirements and increased reliability.
Environmentally friendly PCs and external storage requiring lower power consumption and cool, quiet operation.
- by David_W @Feb 02, 2009
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)
3 Gb/s (Max)
SATA 3 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive
Operating Shock (Read)
65G, 2 ms
300G, 2 ms
25 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0
29 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3
26 dBA (average)
20-300 Hz, .75G (0 to peak)
10-300 Hz, 0.008 g² / Hz
5-20 Hz, 0.195 inches (double amplitude)
20-500 Hz, 4.0G (0 to peak)
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.
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Western Digital’s Caviar Green series represents drives that are quieter and that use far less power than their high performance counterparts. The high capacity of these drives also makes them ideal for devices that get turned on all day long like Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices or home theat
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Got this at a pretty low price (with pricematch), and so far there's nothing to complain about, it works just great, after running extended test (more than 6 hours) in Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics no error was found. I'm using it in a Probox right now and everything's perfect. Two thumbs up !
- I bought the first one just over a month ago, primarily for backups. Namely, I have 2 WD Passport portable drives on which I store all my family photos and videos. So I wanted to have a dedicated drive for backups only. This fit the bill quite well. More than enough space for all the photos and videos now and in the future. The new camera I bought is 14 MP so all the files are rather large, and the same goes for HD videos.
If you need backup / bulk storage it's a great value, esp. when it's on sale. No issues so far, although it seems slower to get out of Green mode compared to the 1TB version of this same drive I have.
I bought this drive for my older computer that uses windows xp. The capacity size is great and was just what I was looking for in a drive. I used the Western Digital tool called WDIDLE3 to disable head parking to increase the lifespan. It was on sale here at Ncix so that made my choice even better. I did notice that it runs 5 to 10 degrees Celsius warmer than the equivalent EARS model, but other than that it runs great.
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