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Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache Desktop Internal Hard Drive - OEM/Bare - WD10EADS

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Total Reviews
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4.9
Overall Satisfaction
4.9
Value
4.9
Ease of Use
4.9
Performance

This hard drive has a large capacity but you can find larger capacity for less money if you look. What I like is that it is very quiet and energy efficient. I don't know how the performance compares to other drives...looks close or faster to me, but I'm no expert. What does help performance is the 32MB cache.... Buy.com was the only site I could find this version of the drive(in stock in the USA). I gave this drive a 4 in value only because I know it will get cheaper soon once they are more available(I paid $132.00USD incl. shipping). So far it has performed great.

-Jeremy quote

Actually messed up when I ordered this, as I did not realize that is was a SATA drive. However, I got an adapter an all is working well. Got Ubuntu Server running my ftp server on this drive. Convenient way to transfer and archive files.

-Anonymous quote

Silent, cool, and works great in my external case.

on 12/20/2008

I bought this to put in an external esata/usb hard drive case. This drive works great due to its low power requirements and low operating temperature.

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Big, Quiet, and Efficient

by Jeremy on 1/3/2009

This hard drive has a large capacity but you can find larger capacity for less money if you look. What I like is that it is very quiet and energy efficient. I don't know how the performance compares to other drives...looks close or faster to me, but I'm no expert. What does help performance is the 32MB cache.... Buy.com was the only site I could find this version of the drive(in stock in the USA). I gave this drive a 4 in value only because I know it will get cheaper soon once they are more available(I paid $132.00USD incl. shipping). So far it has performed great.

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Product Overview

Available in capacities up to 2 TB, WD Caviar® Green™ SATA hard drives reduce power consumption by up to 40% and offer best-in-class acoustics and operating temperature. Based on WD's exclusive GreenPower™ technology, these drives are designed to deliver power savings as the primary attribute. 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. They are ideal for PCs, external storage and other devices that require lower power consumption and cool, quiet operation.

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
WD 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 Windows 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.

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.

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.

Ideal For:
Environmentally friendly PCs and external storage requiring lower power consumption and cool, quiet operation.

Specifications

Manufacturer Western Digital
Mfg Part# WD10EADS
SKU 209757974
UPC 718037736679
UPC 14 00718037736679
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Features
Hard Drive Interface 1 x 7-pin Serial ATA/300 Serial ATA
Manufacturer Western Digital Corporation
Product Type Hard Drive
Package Type Bulk
Product Model WD10EADS
Manufacturer Part Number WD10EADS
Product Line Caviar Green
Product Name Caviar Green WD10EADS Hard Drive
Manufacturer Website Address www.wdc.com
Weight 1.39 lb
Height 1.03"
Compatible Drive Bay Width 3.5"
Width 4"
Form Factor Internal
Depth 5.79"
Storage Capacity 1 TB
Tech Specs
Performance Specifications
Transfer Rates: Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity: 1,000,204 MB
Capacity: 1 TB
Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive: 1,953,525,168
Physical Dimensions
Height: 1.028 Inches
Length: 5.787 Inches
Width: 4.00 Inches
Weight: 1.61 Pounds
Environmental Specifications
Operating Shock (Read): 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock: 250G, 2 ms
Idle Mode: 25 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0: 27 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3: 25 dBA (average)
Operating Linear: 20-300 Hz, .75G (0 to peak)
Operating Random: 10-300 Hz, 0.008 g² / Hz
Non-operating Low Frequency: 5-20 Hz, 0.195 inches (double amplitude)
Non-operating High Frequency: 20-500 Hz, 4.0G (0 to peak)
Electrical Specifications
Read/Write: 5.4 Watts
Idle: 2.8 Watts
Standby: 0.40 Watts
Sleep: 0.40 Watts
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