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 55.99 53.58
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 89.95 33.35
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.95 33.35
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 89.99 33.34
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.00 32.26
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 93.45 32.10
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 94.48 31.75
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 64.99 30.77
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 64.99 30.77
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 66.20 30.21
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 67.00 29.85
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 70.01 28.57
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 72.00 27.78
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 74.99 26.67
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 75.00 26.67
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 76.65 26.09
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 79.99 25.00
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 80.98 24.70
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 82.00 24.39
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 84.00 23.81
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 87.01 22.99
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 89.95 22.23
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 90.99 21.98
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 92.25 21.68
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 93.50 21.39
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 94.00 21.28
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 95.99 20.84
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 110.00 18.18
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.57 16.87
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 118.81 16.83
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 124.63 16.05
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 128.72 15.54
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 132.00 15.15
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 135.71 14.74
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 137.99 14.49
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 150.00 13.33
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 156.95 12.74
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 159.00 12.58
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 181.31 11.03
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 181.45 11.02
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 197.30 10.14
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 198.74 10.06
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 200.00 10.00
Toshiba MKx002TSKB Series MK2002TSKB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 209.95 9.53
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 248.59 8.05
HP StorageWorks P2000 AW556A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 2000 290.00 6.90
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 3 408.59 4.89
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.05 0.00
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 78.40 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2015-03-28 $87.01 +1.00
2015-03-25 $86.01 +4.00
2015-03-23 $82.01 +6.00
2015-03-20 $76.01 -2.99
2015-03-20 $79.00 -3.01
2015-03-20 $82.01 +6.00
2015-03-18 $76.01 -6.00
2015-03-11 $82.01 +6.00
2015-03-10 $76.01 -6.00
2015-03-04 $82.01 +6.00

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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