Reviews and Problems with Western Digital Caviar Green
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Western Digital (WD30EZRS) Caviar Green 3TB Internal Storage Drive Review
7 November 2011
Conclusion: Now that I reviewed the drive as internal and external via USB 3.0 interface, this makes more sense as a external drive but it doesn’t necessarily its a bad internal drive. When you transfer larger size file, the need for SATA 6gb/s drive becomes clear. But are there any 3TB drives that can take advantage of the SATA 6Gb/s interface is something we’ll have to see. There is a Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX drive that comes with SATA 6Gb/s support.
Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review
24 October 2011
Conclusion: In terms of mechanical style hard drives, Western Digital pretty much have the market sewn up and have done since the beginning of time. The inclusion of the Caviar Green range of drives has instantly made them a hit with tree huggers everywhere as it offers performance for the power concious. It does so by changing things up in terms of the 750GB platters used which cuts down on power and in conjunction with that; heat.
Excerpt: Rules were made to be broken; that whole 55 MPH thing happens to be my favorite. Western Digital had larger aspirations; the kinds that considered milestones. Reaching the 750GB per platter mark is definitely in the milestone category and that is what Western Digital is releasing today.
Conclusion: Performance Summary: Although the Caviar Green 3TB drive was not designed for high end performance, we felt it necessary to run these benchmarks to find out how it stacks up in comparison to the other options available on the market. In general, the Caviar Green drive produced the slowest speeds out of all the high capacity drives we tested, but that was expected considering its competition.
Pros: Massive Capacity, Good Value, Decent Read Performance, 64MB Cache
Cons: Bootable only when used with UEFI capable mobo, Requires additional Host Bus Adapter, Relatively slow Write Speeds
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Hard Drive Video Review
20 May 2010
Summary: The Western Digital Caviar Green line of SATA HDDs ranging from 500GB to 2TB capacities. Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Hard Drive is designed to be fast but the prime focus is on power conservation and capacity. This HDDs interface is SATA 3 Gb/s (Gigabits per second), has a capacity of 2TBs (2000GBs), a varying rotation speed of 5,400 to 7,200 RPMs, a 32MB buffer size, power consumption is 7.4W while being accessed & 4W when idle, the noise level is 25dBA to 29dBA &...
Conclusion: Pricing is where this drive really shines as it keeps up with the likes of the Hitachi Deskstar 3TB at but has a better, more recognized branding behind it that the Hitachi simply lacks due to bad press in the past. Coming in at £167.87 from Scan we can see how it’s rivalling some of the enclosures such as the FreeAgent which simply offers a much slower speed, though hard drives have seen a turn for the worse altogether due to problems at the manufacturing plants.
Summary: It’s a shame for Western Digital to tell the public this drive isn’t a “performance drive.” With seek times averaging the same as most 300-500GB drives out there, and an average read speed close to those drives as well, the Caviar Green 1TB drive seems like a performance drive in my books. If you’re still skeptical about the results we’ve shown here today, compare them to the Velociraptor drive (priced ~$150 more) and see how close the resutls are.
Conclusion: Western Digital's Green Power 2TB drive performed above average in our tests and did so while running very cool and quiet. It excelled at disk writes and delivered results at or near the top in all benchmarks when compared to the other consumer drives. The WDGP 2TB also ramped up quickly and performed well in the ATTO benchmark. This is impressive from a drive that also provides the added benefits of using "Green Technology" and consuming less power.
Summary: is presently out of stock on the Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB hard drive, but the price is listed as $299.99. While you might expect to pay a premium because it is a new product and presently the only 2TB drive available, the price does seem high. For comparison purposes, consider the Caviar Green drive with a 1TB capacity and 32MB cache memory. It currently sells for $99.99, so you could get 3TB of storage for the same price.
Pros: » Largest capacity drive currently available, » Big doesn't mean slow, » Energy efficient, » Runs cool and quiet
Cons: » High price tag, » Lots of data to be lost with one drive failure!
Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green Review: Bigger and Quieter!
10 March 2009
Excerpt: We are taking a break from SSD previews to bring you a retail edition review of the Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green . PCPer reviews are typically on the bleeding edge of fast and nimble hardware, but we must occasionally take a step over to the other side of the storage spectrum. Today we will size up three efficient yet very high capacity hard disk drives.