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 79.95 37.52
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2003FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 62.49 32.01
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 2 95.50 31.41
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 133.99 29.85
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 101.99 29.41
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 70.01 28.57
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 105.31 28.49
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 106.98 28.04
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 89.36 27.98
Western Digital WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 3000 108.95 27.54
Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 108.98 27.53
Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 72.99 27.40
Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 109.99 27.28
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 3000 5 110.04 27.26
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 75.00 26.67
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.99 26.09
Seagate SV35.5 ST3000VX000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 115.94 25.88
Western Digital WD Purple WD20PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 2000 77.48 25.81
Western Digital Green WD20EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 77.98 25.65
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 119.00 25.21
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 119.00 25.21
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 79.95 25.02
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 79.99 25.00
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 79.99 25.00
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 80.00 25.00
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 81.45 24.55
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.84 23.85
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 85.00 23.53
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 3 135.00 22.22
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 93.79 21.32
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 94.99 21.05
Western Digital Caviar Green WD25EZRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2500 2 127.50 19.61
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 2 105.20 19.01
Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 110.00 18.18
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 115.00 17.39
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 118.99 16.81
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 119.99 16.67
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 120.00 16.67
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 120.00 16.67
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 124.99 16.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 127.95 15.63
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 132.00 15.15
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 140.00 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 142.00 14.08
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 149.00 13.42
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 155.00 12.90
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 3 165.00 12.12
Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 170.00 11.76
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 179.00 11.17
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 179.95 11.11
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 3 194.41 10.29
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 195.00 10.26
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000646NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 198.74 10.06
Western Digital WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 201.54 9.92
Toshiba MKx002TSKB Series MK2002TSKB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 209.95 9.53
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST32000645NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 245.00 8.16
HP StorageWorks P2000 AW556A SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 2000 301.69 6.63
Seagate Barracuda ST320005N4A1AS-RK SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 32 2000 324.98 6.15
Seagate ST1000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 1TB+8GB 73.99 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.05 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-12-18 $120.00 +37.00
2014-12-17 $83.00 -37.00
2014-12-12 $120.00 -129.95
2014-12-12 $249.95 +129.95
2014-12-02 $120.00 -129.95
2014-11-27 $249.95 +143.35
2014-11-25 $106.60 -143.35
2014-11-23 $249.95 +179.95
2014-11-20 $70.00 -9.50
2014-11-19 $79.50 -27.10

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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