|WD20EADS-00S2B0 dcm HBRCNV2AB Western Digital 2Tb SATA|
Chagrin Falls, OH, USA
|WESTERN DIGITAL 2TB WD20EADS-32S2B0 DCM: HARCNV2AAB|
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|Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 5.4K 3.5" SATA HDD WD20EADS & Warranty|
Littleton, CO, USA
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|Offering ample storage capacity, the Western Digital Caviar Green hard drive offers a massive space to store all your data. With 5400 RPM speed, this Western Digital system hard drive offers faster data processing and improved responses. The Intelliseek and Intellipower feature of this internal hard drive calculates the seek speed of the drive to offers reduced power consumption. The WD GreenPower Technology in this Western Digital system hard drive makes way for a silent operation with lowered acoustics and increased reliability. The NoTouch ramp load technology used by this internal hard drive makes sure that the recording head does not touch the disk media, ensuring improve drive protection. Get the Western Digital Caviar Green for your PC and benefit faster performance and improved productivity.|
|UPC||4016138557404, 5051964127819, 718037734521, 890552649266, 891748350133, 9858594005786|
|Buffer Size||32 MB|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Spindle Speed||5400 RPM|
|External Data Transfer Rate||384 Mbps|
|Sound Emission||29 dB|
Average review score based on 24 user reviews
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The Western Digital WD20EADS 2TB SATA hard drives are a cost effective way to add a massive amount of storage. Their performance is good although there are faster drives on the market. They're designed to be energy efficient and seems to have a good balance between its efficiency and performance.
I highly recommend downloading the free diagnostic software "Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows" from the Western Digital website and running diagnostics (extended test) for each new WD drive BEFORE use. The tool provides the ability to run several different tests including a quick test, extended test (test of each disk sector for bad sectors which takes about 5 hours with the 2TB drive), and write test (destructive write of 0's to each sector). This can take a lot of time to verify the disk is stable and error free but definitely well worth the extra time and peace of mind if you're planning to store valuable information and don't plan to have a replica or copy of your data elsewhere. Formatting one of these drives will also take several hours for a full format; take the time to perform the full format.
I originally installed two of these drives internally in a system running Windows Vista Ultimate x64 as extra storage and configured them as dynamic disks which provided a spanned capacity of 3.32TB. One of the two disks started having errors and every time the system was rebooted Windows would auto run chkdisk and delete files for what it thought (incorrectly) was free space resulting in having to restore data. I would not recommend this configuration - you would be better off configuring these disks as basic disks and using them as individual drives as they seem to be more stable configured as basic disks. The formatted capacity with Windows comes out to be 1862.89GB (1.86TB) per drive.
These are not the best solution for operating system (C:) drives. It's better to have a smaller drive that has a faster access for your operating system and use these for mass storage of large files (such as multimedia files) which is what I was looking for. Primarily I use these to store virtual machines and have had very good performance with them.
Western Digital has a very good limited warranty service, and for this "green" model is 3 years from date of manufacture (not the date of purchase as with most drive manufacturers) and they track them through their Warranty Status Check service. The value of this alone makes purchasing one of these drives worth while which was a major factor in my decision to purchase them.
These HDDs are absolutely fabulous for media storage. They are a little slow due to their 5400rpm spindle speed. However, their 32mb buffer makes up for it quite nicely, but not really for the latest OS/booting installations. I don't know who wants to boot from a 2TB HDD anyway. At least not until Microsoft comes up with an OS that will take up even more space.
Anyway, where these drives really shine (and I mean shine!) is in media storage. I have two in a 4TB NAS server. They hold my my entire movie collection including DVDs and bluerays wit plenty of room to spare (for now). Ive been watching movies from them for months now without any glitches.
I did have one problem that was based with the NAS software. I had to troubleshoot it myself because WD's customer support was useless. Their support software, which is free to download, is excellent though. All in all I am very happy with my drives.
Excellent value. It is one of a number of identical drives I've installed in a WHS. The drives live up to their reputation of low power consumption, large storage and cool running. I would definitely buy an identical drive....and from the same seller if available.
Actually I only use Western Digital hard drives for all my pc due to its performance and its stability. It had never fail me once while other manufacture's hard drive have. Western Digital hard drives are the best of them all.
This is an awesome drive! I had my reservations because the drive is Green and not listed as a 7200 rpm drive as my previous Black 1TB version. How wrong could I be? This drive is not only just as fast, but it feels like in some situations it's a faster drive. The amount of space is incredible! I now own 4 of these drives. Western Digital has outdone themselves.