Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS (2000 GB)

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Item 3542: Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB WD20EARS
BrandWestern Digital
FamilyCaviar Green
PartWD20EARS
Size2000 GB
Cache64 MB
RPM
Form Factor3.5"
InterfaceSATA
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty3 year
WD20EARS Reviews4
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 96.99 30.93
Seagate ST4000DM000 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 130.45 30.66
Western Digital WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 3000 103.69 28.93
Western Digital WD25EZRS SATA 3 Gb/s 2500 86.61 28.87
Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 3000 3 104.99 28.57
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 3 105.33 28.48
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
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 74.90 26.70
Western Digital Red WD40EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 4000 3 149.99 26.67
Western Digital WD Purple WD30PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 3000 114.99 26.09
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 77.00 25.97
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
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 SATA 3 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 79.95 25.02
Western Digital WD Purple WD40PURX SATA 6 Gb/s 4000 159.93 25.01
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 5 80.00 25.00
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 (0F12450) SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 122.00 24.59
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURX SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 81.45 24.55
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 83.00 24.10
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 83.84 23.85
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 SATA 7200 2000 84.41 23.69
Western Digital Red WD20EFRX SATA 6 Gb/s 64 2000 5 84.99 23.53
Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 HDS724040ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 4000 176.75 22.63
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723030ALA640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 3 135.00 22.22
Hitachi 0F10452 SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 32 2000 91.00 21.98
Hitachi Deskstar 0S03228 SATA 5400 3000 148.95 20.14
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 2 105.39 18.98
Western Digital Black WD3003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 162.99 18.41
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 Se WD3000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 5 176.26 17.02
Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST33000650NS SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 3000 177.63 16.89
Western Digital WDBMMA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 64 2000 119.00 16.81
Western Digital WDBSLA0020HNC-NRSN SATA 7200 32 2000 119.99 16.67
Western Digital Se WD2000F9YZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 124.99 16.00
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 SATA 6 Gb/s 5900 64 2000 125.00 16.00
Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 127.95 15.63
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 SATA 6 Gb/s 32 2000 3 129.00 15.50
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 132.00 15.15
Western Digital RE SATA WD2000FYYZ SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 139.97 14.29
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 142.00 14.08
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 5 145.00 13.79
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS SATA 3 Gb/s 32 2000 3 150.40 13.30
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA 3 Gb/s 64 2000 3 152.40 13.12
Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALE640 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2000 159.61 12.53
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
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 201.53 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 241.91 8.27
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 82.03 0.00
Seagate ST2000DX001 SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 64 2TB+8GB 101.05 0.00

Price History

Recent Price Changes

2014-12-11 $152.40 -1.00
2014-12-05 $153.40 -5.60
2014-11-24 $159.00 -1.00
2014-11-23 $160.00 +5.00
2014-11-22 $155.00 +64.00
2014-11-21 $91.00 +0.01
2014-11-21 $90.99 -0.01
2014-11-21 $91.00 +0.01
2014-11-20 $90.99 +10.99
2014-11-20 $80.00 -3.00

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 Size64 MB
Power
Standby0.80 Watts
Read/Write6.00 Watts
Sleep0.80 Watts
Idle3.70 Watts
Acoustics
Seek Mode 325 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 029 dBA (average)
Idle Mode24 dBA (average)

External links

Western Digital WD20EARS Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - New high areal density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD | silentpcreview.com - Dec. 7, 2010
StorageReview.com - Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Review (WD20EARS) - June 24, 2010

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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