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Western Digital Caviar Green

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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.

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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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