Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS (2000 GB)

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Item 1462: Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB WD20EADS
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Green
PartWD20EADS
Size2000 GB
Cache32 MB
RPM
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty3 year
WD20EADS Reviews11
Disk Interface RPM Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 62.95 47.66
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 117.99 33.90
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 59.00 33.90
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 91.65 32.73
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 61.76 32.38
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 62.09 32.21
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 94.99 31.58
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 95.99 31.25
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 65.00 30.77
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 69.99 28.58
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 104.99 28.57
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 105.00 28.57
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 70.99 28.17
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.92 27.29
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 110.99 27.03
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 74.99 26.67
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 113.20 26.50
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.00 26.32
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 118.00 25.42
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.00 25.32
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 79.90 25.03
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 82.18 24.34
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 85.99 23.26
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 89.99 22.22
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 93.59 21.37
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 95.00 21.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 95.00 21.05
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 95.99 20.84
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 98.95 20.21
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 99.99 20.00
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 125.00 20.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 108.00 18.52
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 111.59 17.92
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 115.00 17.39
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.59 16.86
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 119.99 16.67
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 124.99 16.00
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 129.99 15.39
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 130.15 15.37
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 131.74 15.18
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 133.00 15.04
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 133.25 15.01
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 136.62 14.64
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 136.96 14.60
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 145.00 13.79
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 145.10 13.78
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 159.00 12.58
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 161.44 12.39
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 164.00 12.20
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 177.00 11.30
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 177.77 11.25
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 211.33 9.46
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 252.00 7.94
HP StorageWorks P2000 AW556A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 2000 259.99 7.69
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 399.00 5.01
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 73.99 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 90.84 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-05-21 $108.00 +19.00
2015-05-20 $89.00 +5.20
2015-05-20 $83.80 +3.79
2015-05-18 $80.01 -6.00
2015-05-15 $86.01 -3.99
2015-05-15 $90.00 -18.00
2015-05-15 $108.00 +27.99
2015-05-14 $80.01 -10.99
2015-05-14 $91.00 +2.49
2015-05-13 $88.51 -8.50

Manufacturer's Specs

General
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/s
Formatted Capacity2,000,398 MB
User Sectors Per Drive3,907,029,168
Capacity2 TB
Performance
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Buffer Size32 MB
Power
Standby0.80 Watts
Read/Write6.00 Watts
Sleep0.80 Watts
Idle3.70 Watts
Acoustics
Seek Mode 326 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 029 dBA (average)
Idle Mode25 dBA (average)

External links

Western Digital WD20EADS Reviews & Benchmarks

Hot Hardware - Definitive 2TB HD Roundup: WD, Seagate, Samsung - April 16, 2010
Macintosh Performance Guide - Low-power 2TB hard drives — Seagate Barracuda LP Western Digital Caviar Green - Nov. 24, 2009
Legit Reviews - Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green and Black Hard Drives - Sept. 18, 2009
Hot Hardware - Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green Power Hard Drive Recommended - April 8, 2009
Silent PC Review - WD Caviar Green 2TB & Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB: Two Very Quiet Drives - March 26, 2009

Other Western Digital Caviar Green Reviews & Benchmarks

Hot Hardware - 3TB Hard Drive Round-up: Hitachi, Seagate, WD - Sept. 7, 2011
Hardware Heaven - Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review - Jan. 1, 2011
Hot Hardware - WD Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review - Oct. 19, 2010
Legit Reviews - Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green Hard Drive Review - Oct. 19, 2010
Hot Hardware - WD Caviar & RE2 GreenPower 1TB HDs - March 24, 2008
ExtremeTech - RAID Class Terabyte Hard Drives - Nov. 29, 2007
Tom's Hardware - The Terabyte Battle - Nov. 5, 2007
Tom's Hardware - WD Caviar GP: The "Green" 1 TB Drive - Oct. 11, 2007

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