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Western Digital Caviar Green

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  • User Score (912)
    8.6 8.6 from 912 reviewers
  • Expert Score (18)
    7.3 7.3 from 18 reviewers
  • Value for money (28)
    6.7 6.7 from 28 reviewers
  • Ease of use (10)
    8.3 8.3 from 10 reviewers
  • Performance (23)
    6.1 6.1 from 23 reviewers
  • Reliability (3)
    8.1 8.1 from 3 reviewers
  • Overall quality (23)
    7.8 7.8 from 23 reviewers
  • Ease of setup (3)
    5.8 5.8 from 3 reviewers
  • Speed performance (9)
    6.9 6.9 from 9 reviewers
  • Usability (14)
    7.4 7.4 from 14 reviewers
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WD Caviar Green

The WD Caviar Green is a 3 TB hard drive with 32 MB buffer size, 300,000 load/unload cycle and features SATA 3 Gb/s interface. Measuring 1.028 by 5.787 inches, the WD Caviar Green emits up to 29 dBA (average) on seek mode 0 and 25 dBA (average) on seek mode 3 during operation. It has a power consumption of 6.00 Watts during read or write and up to 0.80 Watts on standby or sleep.

Features

The WD Caviar Green supports up to 3 TB of data on a single hard drive and has reduced pow…

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WD Caviar Green

The WD Caviar Green is a 3 TB hard drive with 32 MB buffer size, 300,000 load/unload cycle and features SATA 3 Gb/s interface. Measuring 1.028 by 5.787 inches, the WD Caviar Green emits up to 29 dBA (average) on seek mode 0 and 25 dBA (average) on seek mode 3 during operation. It has a power consumption of 6.00 Watts during read or write and up to 0.80 Watts on standby or sleep.

Features

The WD Caviar Green supports up to 3 TB of data on a single hard drive and has reduced power consumption making it possible for our energy-conscious customers to build systems with higher capacities and with a balance of system performance. The drive is supported by WD GreenPower Technology which yield lower operating temperatures optimized reliability and low acoustics for ultra-quiet PCs and external drives, and features IntelliPower which is a fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both power savings and solid performance; consume less current during startup allowing lower peak loads on systems as they are booted; IntelliSeek which calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration; NoTouch ramp load technology where the recording head never touches the disk media for less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit; and Advanced Format (AF) Technology that enables increased areal densities.

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