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Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS

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Western Digital Caviar GP

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24 December 2007
  • Excerpt: We’ve been waiting with bated breath for Western Digital’s entrance into the world of the almighty terabyte. Its Caviar GP drive may have lost the right to stand at the top of the market and yell, “Firsties!” but it is the only terabyte drive built with energy-savings in mind. The four-platter drive features a number of functions that aim to reduce the drive’s total power consumption: The drive modulates its rotational speeds between 5,400rpm and 7,200rpm, unloads the...
  • Pros: You save electricity with this drive, which makes you feel like an environmentally conscious all-star.
  • Cons: You really aren’t saving that much energy, and you’re sacrificing quite a bit of speed.
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