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Western Digital WD20EADS Caviar Green 2TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM

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36130
   Shipping Weight:   1 lbs
   Part #: WD20EADS

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

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.

Quick Specs:
Buffer 32 MB
Storage Capacity 2 TB
Hot Swappable Yes
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Weight (Approximate) 1.61 lb
Drive Type Internal
Height 1"
Width 4"
Depth 5.8"
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 3.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/300
ProductId1012850349


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Buffer: 32 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (2.3 Gbps)
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WD20EADS
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.wdc.com
     Package Type: Bulk
     Product Line: Caviar Green
     Product Model: WD20EADS
     Product Name: Caviar Green WD20EADS Hard Drive
     Product Type: Hard Drive
Interfaces/Ports  
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
     SATA Pin: 7-pin
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.8" (147.1 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1" (26.2 mm)
     Hot Swappable: Yes
     Weight (Approximate): 730.3 g
     Width: 4" (101.6 mm)
Technical Information  
     Platform Supported: PC
Mac
     Storage Capacity: 2 TB
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

Customer Reviews of (Western Digital WD WD20EADS)

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Oxidd
09/10/10
Experience: 5 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Low price for the size
Low power
Cons
None
Summary
Got 2 of thoses in my Unraid Array, works like a charm. Even if they are not the fastest at write speed, read-speed is perfect. 2 x 1080p stream at the same time over 1 gpbs

WiN6MaN
09/01/10
Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
2TB !
Silent
Cheap
Cons
Maybe rotation speed, might not be the best for your OS drive, but for storage who really cares ?
Summary
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 !

Amir_D
08/14/10
Experience: 40 Days
Pros
CHEAP, reliable!!
Cons
none.
Summary
I am very happy with this drive!
- 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.

I recently bought one more of these for my sister. Can recommend it to anyone!

Alphajin
08/09/10
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Great price for the size.
Cons
Low RPM (articles seem to indicate 5400 RPM), not the fastest drive out there.
Summary
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.

Lance W
08/06/10
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
2TB Capacity
Very quiet
Low vibration
Energy efficient
Cheap cheap cheap
Cons
A little on the slow side
Head parking may annoy you
Summary
Note: I'm changing this from 5 stars to 1 star to test the review system.

This is simply the best storage drive you can get, well this or the WD20EARS (the WD20EADS has less cache, but plays better with XP). Compared to modern 7200rpm drives, the Greens are a bit slower booting up, loading programs, installing/uninstalling programs, and transferring files, but the difference is small enough that I think most people wouldn't notice.
Because it's 5400rpm, it uses less power, vibrates a lot less, and is incredibly quiet, even when seeking. The only annoying thing is its head parks after 8 seconds of idle just like a notebook drive and makes an audible click when doing so. A lot of people have made a big deal about this like it will cause the drive to fail quicker but there's no evidence of that.

This review was modfied by poster @ 07-22-11 12:33 PM

Sdalmonte
08/06/10
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Tons of space
Price
Cons
Nothing really
Summary
Using this as a weekly off-site backup drive. I had to buy this version instead of the EARS model because Acronis does not support "Advanced Format" just yet.

Runs slow, but that is to be expected from a Green line hard drive.

Can get quite toasty at times, if you use this in any form of hot-swap bay, be careful when removing it!

richard_m
08/05/10
Experience: 2 Weeks
Pros
lots of room, nice and cool and quiet
Cons
none yet
Summary
picked this up on sale for a storage drive to compliment my ssd drive. well worth the money. lol, no more storage issues for those HD files.

Ncix34567
08/02/10
Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Capacity, price
Cons
runs 5 to 10 degrees Celsius warmer than the equivalent EARS model.
Summary
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.


This review was modfied by poster @ 08-02-10 07:42 PM

wlee
07/21/10
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
large capcity
consume less power
price
Cons
no firmware upgrade
Summary
I bought these for raid 1 setup in NAS, before being discontinued. So far so good, no complaints.

If it's going to raid setup, recommend to run tler utility.

MichaelY
07/17/10
Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Low RPM drive.
Low cost per gigabyte.
Not advance format.
Cons
Low RPM drive.
Slow spin up time.
Summary
Opted to buy this instead of the EARS because this doesn't have the advance format thingy that is not really usable for computers still on Windows XP.

My one big complain is that this drive seems to spin up from idle slower than my last WD Green drive. Takes like 5 seconds before you can start accessing files compared to 2-3 seconds.

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Messages about Western Digital WD20EADS Caviar Green 2TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM

Great drive for short-term storage (Peter_S- Dec 01, 10, 10 Replies) Read this message
Faulty drive? Keeps grinding away until shut off. (Darren_B- Sep 08, 10, 5 Replies) Read this message
TLER My Experience... (WD20EADS versus WD20EARS) (MATTHEW_T- Jul 12, 10, 1 Replies) Read this message
SUCCESS! WDIDLE and WDTLER WORK! (death_hawk™- Jun 02, 10, 29 Replies) Read this message
Does this work in a Vantec NexStar HD Dock? (maxxum- May 31, 10, 2 Replies) Read this message
WD20EADS still 512 or new 4k sector size? (Josh_W- May 15, 10, 3 Replies) Read this message
Will it work with gaming? (Gary_G- May 14, 10, 5 Replies) Read this message
DRIVE SEEMS TO RUN VERY HOT (larry_g- May 12, 10, 10 Replies) Read this message
What's the last batch for TLER mod ? (march (Mathieu_G- May 04, 10, 1 Replies) Read this message
How does this work with win xp? (wiglet- Apr 17, 10, 2 Replies) Read this message
Poor Seek Time (Thanh_T- Mar 30, 10, 4 Replies) Read this message
Question for Fellow Owners (loki88- Jan 31, 10, 2 Replies) Read this message
Cache size (Allan_Y- Jan 27, 10, 1 Replies) Read this message
Overpriced (spuddy- Dec 25, 09, 56 Replies) Read this message

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Reviews from the Web

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URL: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2339784,00.asp
Comment: "...we're pretty impressed with the overall performance, lack of heat, and relatively quiet operation. The new WD20EADS is really terabytes for the masses: affordable, capacious, and efficient."
Posted by: Bare Knuckle @08/16/09
URL: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2tb-hdd-caviar,2261-4.html
Comment: "Western Digital was the first vendor to release a 2 TB hard drive. The Caviar Green WD20EADS is the best solution if you need maximum capacity as well as maximum capacity per Watt."
Posted by: Bare Knuckle @08/16/09
URL: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/western_digital_caviar_green_
Comment: MaximumPC magazine review
Posted by: Paul_B @03/22/09
URL: http://www.futurelooks.com/western-digital-caviar-green-20tb-wd20eads-
Comment: 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
Posted by: FirewireX @03/20/09
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Warranty length may vary per specific model.  Western Digital Raptor and Caviar RE series enterprise drives are covered by a 5 year warranty. Caviar and Caviar Blue & Green desktop drives are covered by a 2 year warranty for OEM drives, and a 1 year warranty for Retail.

       

Warranty coverage for drives is covered by NCIX for the first thirty (30) days with the remainder of the warranty covered by Western Digital.

       

Western Digital warranty policy by model:

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp

       
       
       
       
       

Product

Product Designator

Component Drive1

Retail Kit

Enterprise Drives:

 

 

 

WD Raptor, WD RE, WD RE2, WD RE2-GP, WD RE3, WD RE4, WD RE4-GP, WD VelociRaptor, WD RE SAS

GD, SD, SB, YD, YR, YS, ADFD, ADFS, ABPS, AYPS, AYYS, ABYS, FYYS, FBYX, ABYX, FYPS, GLFS, BLFS, HLFS, HLHX, BLHX, FYYG

5-year

5-year

WD S25 SAS Hard Drive

BKFG, BKHG, BKFF

5-year

N/A

Desktop Drives:

 

 

 

WD Caviar Black

AAEX, AALS, FAEX, FAES, FALS, FASS

5-year

5-year

WD Caviar Blue (WD Caviar, WD Caviar SE, WD Caviar SE16)

BB, LB, JB, PB, JD, JS, KS, KD, KS, ABKS, AABS, AAJS, AAKS, AABB, AAJB, AAKB, AAKX, AALX, EALX

3-year

3-year

WD Caviar Blue

WDBAAV, WDBAAW, WDBAAX

3-year

2-year

WD Raptor X

AHFD

5-year

5-year

WD Caviar Green (WD Caviar GP)

EACS, EADS, AACS, AADS, EARS

3-year

3-year

WD Caviar Green

WDBAAY

3-year

2-year

Mobile Drives:

 

 

 

WD Scorpio Black

BPKT, BEKT, BJKT

5-year

5-year

WD Scorpio Blue

VE, UE, BEAS, BEVS, BEVE, BEVT, KEVT, TEVT, BPVT

2-year

3-year

WD Scorpio Blue

WDBABA, WDBABB, WDBABC

2-year

2-year

CE Drives:

 

 

 

WD AV, WD AV-GP, WD AV-25 AV

AVBS, AVJS, AVBB, AVJB, EVCS, EURS, AVCS, AVVS, BUDT, EVVS

3-year

3-year

External Drives:

 

 

 

WD ShareSpace™

WDA4NC

N/A

3-year

My Book Studio, My Passport Elite, My Passport Studio

WDH1Q, WDML, WDMT, WDMS

N/A

5-year

My Book Mirror, My Book Pro, My Book Pro II, My Book World, My Book World II, My Book Studio II, My Book Home, My Book Office, My Book Elite, My Book Studio, My Book Studio LX, My Book Live

WDH2U, WDG1T, WDG2TP, WDG1NC, WDH1NC, WDG2NC, WDH2NC, WDH2Q, WDH1CS, WDH1B, WDBAAH, WDBAAJ, WDBC3G, WDBACH, WDBACGxxxxHCH

N/A

3-year

WD Elements SE, WD Elements, WD Elements Portable, My Book Essential, My Book Mac Edition, My Book Premium, My Book Premium ES, My Book Premium II, Dual-Option Media Center, Dual-Option Combo, Dual-Option USB, NetCenter, Lighted Combo, Extreme Lighted Combo, USB, Combo, FireWire

WDBABV, WDE1U, WDE1MS, WDBAAR, WDG1U, WDH1U, WDG1C, WDG1SU, WDG2T, WDXUL, WDXF, WDXUB, WDXB, WDXE, WDXC

N/A

1-year

My Book Essential, My Book for Mac, My Book 3.0

WDBAAF, WDBACW, WDBAAG, WDBAAK, WDBABP

N/A

2-year

WD Passport Pocket Drive

WDXMM

N/A

1-year

WD Passport (all colors)

WDXML, WDXMS, WDXMC, WDXMSA, WDXSMB, WDXSMC, WDXMSE

N/A

3-year

My Passport Essential, My Passport for Mac, My Passport Elite, My Passport Studio

WDME, WDMEA, WDBAAC, WDBAAE

N/A

3-year

My Passport Essential, My Passport Essential SE, My Passport for Mac, My Passport AV, My Passport SE for Mac, My Passport Studio

WDBAAA, WDBACY, WDBABM, WDBAAB, WDBBXV, WDBL1D, WDBABS, WDBABW, WDBK8A, WDBALG

N/A

2-year

Home Entertainment:

 

 

 

My DVR Expander eSATA Edition, My DVR Expander USB Edition, WD TV, WD TV Live, WD TV Live Plusk, WD TV Live Hub

WDG1S, WDH1S, WDAV, WDBAAN, WDBABX, WDBABZ, WDBACA

N/A

1-year

My Book AV DVR Expander

WDBABT

N/A

2-year

Solid State Storage

 

 

 

WD SiliconEdge Blue Solid State Drives

2100

N/A

3-year

WD SiliconDrive N1x Solid State Drives

2500

N/A

5-year

 

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