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/$)
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 72.99 41.10
Hitachi Ultrastar HUA723030ALA641 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 79.95 37.52
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 82.95 30.14
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 104.00 28.85
Toshiba DT01ACA300 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 2 109.99 27.28
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 115.00 26.09
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.20 25.25
Toshiba DT01ACA200 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 2 79.75 25.08
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 121.39 24.71
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 124.95 24.01
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 124.99 24.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 126.31 23.75
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 84.99 23.53
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 85.00 23.53
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 127.99 23.44
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 127.99 23.44
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 131.98 22.73
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 89.95 22.23
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 93.09 21.48
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 94.99 21.05
Seagate SV35.5 ST2000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 95.00 21.05
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 95.64 20.91
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 95.93 20.85
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 95.93 20.85
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 99.00 20.20
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 104.79 19.09
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 105.00 19.05
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 106.00 18.87
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 113.00 17.70
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.99 16.67
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 125.00 16.00
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 128.97 15.51
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 129.00 15.50
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 129.00 15.50
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 129.95 15.39
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.99 15.39
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 130.90 15.28
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 139.61 14.33
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 145.99 13.70
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 149.95 13.34
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723020ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 149.99 13.33
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 151.77 13.18
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 156.95 12.74
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 159.99 12.50
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 165.00 12.12
Seagate Constellation ES ST2000NM0011 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 179.99 11.11
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 189.99 10.53
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 198.74 10.06
Western Digital WD RE WD200MFYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 199.99 10.00
Hitachi 0F14690 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 199.99 10.00
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 199.99 10.00
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 217.43 9.20
Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 229.99 8.70
Toshiba MKx002TSKB Series MK2002TSKB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 249.99 8.00
HP StorageWorks P2000 AW556A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 2000 299.99 6.67
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 3 370.44 5.40
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 500.00 4.00
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 3 3000.00 0.67
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 84.58 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 114.99 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-04-21 $113.00 +0.75
2014-04-21 $112.25 +0.25
2014-04-19 $112.00 -0.25
2014-04-16 $112.25 +0.25
2014-04-15 $112.00 +3.00
2014-04-15 $109.00 -4.00
2014-04-13 $113.00 +4.00
2014-04-09 $109.00 -2.00
2014-04-02 $111.00 +3.00
2014-04-02 $108.00 +1.00

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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